Now is the perfect time to reacquaint yourself with this wonderful Australian city.
Sydney is a truly unique place that combines the city and nature. It’s easy to experience a beautiful ocean swim at sunrise before heading to work, or take a leisurely walk to the local cafe and see incredible local plants like the grevillea and flowering gum. But the magic of this city goes beyond what can be seen with the eye. Sydney is famously multicultural; with over 40% of its population born overseas, making it wonderfully diverse. The independent arts and music scene here has survived (and even flourished) despite financial strain and COVID disruptions. This amazing city was closed off to tourists for two years – now’s its time to come back and explore again!
Sydney is a paradise for those who love Southeast Asian cuisine, making it the perfect destination thanks to its Asian proximity. Visit Ho Jiak in bustling Haymarket and try a curry laksa, a noodle soup with a flavourful coconut broth (A$20, or S$18.13), or head to Joe’s Table in Darlinghurst where Joe will prepare Thai fishcakes or caramelised beef rib on quaint floral plates (A$17.50 to A$39.50 each). For an extraordinary experience, take a trip through Southeast Asia on board MuMu’s 200-seater party bus on George Street – try yuzu slushies and flavorful cocktails (A$19 to A$98 for large share plates).
It’s hard to remember why you wouldn’t want to come to Cantina OK! in Sydney’s business district before dinner. This small standing-room-only mezcal bar oozes a big, extroverted energy that is bound to keep you up for hours. Adorned with bottles of unbranded mezcal and handwritten labels, the bar serves as an equal parts exciting party and educational experience. You will leave full of knowledge about agave harvesting and distillation methods and with a hangover (cocktails A$22).