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Photo Journal: The Well-Rested Glow of Sydney, Australia

If New York City is the city that never sleeps, then Sydney is the city that is narcoleptic.

But that refers only to the fact that stores close at 5pm (when do people shop??) and bars shut at midnight; not that Sydneysiders spend their entire day sleeping. On the contrary, the dynamic city is full of hot guys looking to absorb as much Vitamin D on every inch of their bodies as possible raRr* extremely fit and active people that love biking, hiking and grilling on the barbie as much hitting the town for a night cap.

Although my six trips to Sydney have all been work related, it is always nice to be in a city that supports quality time with families, cultivates active lifestyles and reduces temptations for late-night binges. Every visit to Australia reminds me that life should be more than just the repetitious cycle of work, shop, drink, and repeat (a pattern my life tends to fall into quite easily.) With a balanced few days in Sydney’s developed financial district and along it’s serene beaches along the coastline, the mantra “work hard and play hard” is one that sinks in quite easily.

As an trained insomniac from NYC, my jittery nature (that all but melted away) didn’t allow me to absorb this almost-mythical work/life balance (boy, did I eye it longingly…). BUT, my sleeplessness was good for one thing — running around in the late hours to capture the Victorian beauty and the well-rested glow of the land Down Under.

Hotels:

Four Seasons Sydney
199 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9250 3100

Westin Sydney
1 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 8223 1111

Hilton Sydney
488 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 9266 2000

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4 comments

  1. girl, i feel like we’re living parallel lives! hopefully we will cross paths at some point. yes to the hot guys (drools) and it looks like you were able to get lunch at icebergs. so all in all a successful sydney trip!

  2. GORGEOUS. Wow- definitely makes me want to visit city. Also mentions of shirtless dudes ;) You are so talented!!!

  3. I have been to Australia but not yet to Sydney. WOW I can’t wait to go back and make a tour. I especially love the bird cages hanging in the alley. They seem magical. You capture much beauty in your photos and I love the way you play with colour

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A blissfully calm day to see Hong Kong by sea #cheungchauisland #beachday #daytrip #hk #wanderandlust
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A colorful array of choices at HK's fish market #freshcatch #hk #wetmarket #wanderandlust
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