Behind us is a city. Its one I never expected to like much or find surprises. I thought I was a Melbourne-nite through ad through. I expected a world of brash glamour obsessed with greed and tanning. In some ways i thought Sydney would be an 80's pop video. perhaps it is, but now I'll forever have a soft spot for this part of the world. The harbour has got to be one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. By the end of my six months harbour cruising, I did get pretty tired of it, but on a sunny day and all the sail boats come out, it still made me feel good inside.
Its Sydney's closeness to the natural world that really impressed me. For all the glitz, bling and industrial power, you were never that far from the mountains, the beaches and open water.
I also liked the hidden treasures in Sydney. like the alley way off George street with the bird cage artwork. My favourite cafe in the rocks, the fine food store and is it strange to say the Anzac bridge holds more sentiment for me than the harbour one?