Dreading the onset of winter with every day that gets ever darker? Why not flip hemispheres, where summer is rapidly approaching.
You too can escape winter with a trip to Sydney, the largest city in Australia. Here is a just a taste of what you can expect to find there…
Take in some culture at the Sydney Opera House
If you have a single culturally-oriented bone in your body, be sure to take in at least one show at the Sydney Opera House.
Even if you are not into plays, operas and musicals, the iconic architecture makes this structure well worth a visit for the workout it will give your camera shutter.
If you do decide to see some of Australia’s and the world’s finest performing artists here, get ready for a bill in the coming months that will feature the likes of Chris Cornell, the players of the Sydney Theatre Company, and the Tinalley String Quartet, among others.
Stretch out on the sands of Bondi Beach
With temperatures in the Austral summer reaching towards 40 degree Celsius at its hottest, you’ll likely want to join Sydneysiders on the sands of one of this city’s many world class beaches.
One of its most celebrated is Bondi Beach, which is where Australia’s famous surf culture emerged from over the past few generations.
This place is laid back, with topless sunbathers and gay and lesbian couples being accepted here. If the sea is too choppy or chilly for you when you visit, the Bondi Icebergs, which is a saltwater swimming pool named after the people that swim in the ocean during the Austral winter (which is much milder than other western countries, but still results in much cooler ocean temperatures compared to the summer months), will be a much better option for you.
Enjoy a night out on The Rocks
After spending a long day on the beach, the only way to end it is to hit the pubs, bars and nightclubs of Sydney.
Those looking for something more mature will want to start with the establishments found at the Rocks (the historic neighbourhood near the Sydney Harbour Bridge), as will those looking to get their evenings off to a classy start.
If you feel like dancing the night away instead of calling it an evening early, the clubs of King’s Cross are your best bet, as it is the choice haunt of local students and foreign backpackers looking for a good time in Australia’s alpha world city.