I’ve spent the past couple of days wandering around Sydney, getting a couple good rambles in the suburbs to the north and west. I’ve had some delicious food, but the thing I’ve noticed most is that the residential architecture around here reminds me mostly, of all things, of New Orleans. So here’s a series of photos of the things I’ve seen over the past few days– starting with an afternoon wandering through the Royal Botanical Gardens, and an unphotographed lunch at the Sydney Opera House’s outdoor Charcuterie Bar.
I landed about an hour late yesterday, getting through customs and baggage claim at around noon local time, and headed straight to The Big Hostel. The fellow at the front desk was kind enough to check me in a bit early so I could head to my dorm room, and after calling my mum (brief plug for the loveliness that is Google Voice and the Hangouts Dialer) I hopped in the shower, hoping to feel human again shortly. I chatted with one of my roommates, a Brit who’s been in Oz for over a year now, and when she heard I was a beekeeper she tried to relate to me some place I should visit… which, as it turns out, were the Flow Hive people, who I’ve already arranged to stay with later in this journey.