What a breath of fresh air Sydney was! After living in the dry heat of Santiago for a month where healthy food was scarce, Sydney felt like spotting a water-filled oasis after trekking in the desert. I love any place with organic veggies and a nice beach but Sydney has more to offer than just that! Here are 9 reasons why I love the city in the land down under:
1. The views
There are so many incredible viewpoints throughout Sydney I don't know where to begin. From the Harbor Bridge to Darling Harbor - there is so much to see.
2. The air
The air is clean and hydrated in Sydney. While my hair doesn't like the humidity my skin appreciates it. You naturally have more energy as the air hydrates you from the inside out. Just breathing outside feels good.
3. The food
I love how much healthy food is around here. So many organic and vegan restaurants that are so so good. I found vegan, macrobiotic, gluten free, organic, and even sprouted ingredients very easily. My favorite to-go spot was Iku Wholefoods.
4. The people
So friendly! I just love how cheerful and happy everyone is in Sydney. Such a joy to be around.
5. The energy
Maybe it's the clean, fresh air - but there is an electricity here that gives you a natural high and energy. Few places I travel to have this magic feeling and Sydney is one of them. You just naturally feel awake and alive.
6. The lifestyle
Active, healthy, happy, adventurous. The lifestyle here is unbeatable. Everyone here is fit and active - no wonder they are so happy.
7. The outdoors
Sydney has a great mix of city and nature. You have the benefit of a city lifestyle combined with stunning beaches, parks, harbors - you name it. You will never be cooped up in a tiny apartment with no where to go (an unfortunate aspect of my all time favorite NYC).
8. The beaches
From Bondi to Manly beach how can you possibly go wrong. It is so rare to find a fun city that gives quick and easy access to crazy beautiful beaches. I love the board walk along Bondi beach too. It provided the perfect cure to my jetlag - a sunrise walk along the beach.
9. The shopping
Australia has great style. Some of my favorite contemporary brands originated here. The shopping thus does not disappoint with a tight collection of all the best shops ranging from Zara to Prada all in close range.