It’s always exciting to be at the airport and heading off somewhere don’t you think? That’s exactly where I found myself last Monday morning (29 April) – at Brisbane Airport heading off to Sydney.
I hadn’t been to Sydney since June 2016 – that time I was on board the Sun Princess! – so it was lovely to have another visit, even though it was very fleeting!
I went for the next Bupa Influencer Program event. I still pinch myself each time I go to these things. I’m one of the oldest there and I don’t have the massive following the rest of them have. I don’t understand it … but I love it! Blogging can be a lonely business. You don’t have work colleagues like a normal job, so feeling part of something and spending time with people who ‘get’ the blogging life is pretty darn special, and the staff at Bupa are fabulous! Wondering what the Bupa thing is all about? You can read more here.
I stayed at the Travelodge Hotel Martin Place. My room was a little plain Jane and dated but it was clean and quiet and had a really comfy bed and the hotel location was great, so that’s all you really need!
I didn’t have enough time in Sydney to do much but I made sure that on arrival, once checked into my hotel, I went for a walk to Circular Quay and the Opera House because you haven’t really been to Sydney if you haven’t seen those things I don’t think! Before I got to Circular Quay though I stopped at the first cafe I came across for lunch as it was around 2:30pm by now and I was starving!
The next morning I was up early, showered and dressed and off to brekky. I discovered the cutest little french cafe – Jardin St James – where I had breakfast both mornings I was in Sydney. Not only that but I ate the same thing both times. It was a Smoked salmon, chive cream cheese, feta & lemon galette (and I got some Avocado with it also). I highly recommend this place. It’s a lovely atmosphere, the food is delicious, the staff are friendly, perfecto!
After brekky it was off to the Bupa event. I didn’t take many photo’s while I was there as I was listening to the speakers and learning stuff, chatting up a storm, and um … eating! It was a fabulous day. So lovely to see people again and meet new people! I still feel like a very little fish in a pond full of big fish but I’ll take that! It’s loads of fun.
There was lots of leftover food so I grabbed a little of it (with grateful approval) to have for my dinner back in my hotel room. The introvert in me had had enough for the day and I was relishing the thought of a quiet night alone in my hotel room.
And before I knew it the whole Sydney trip was over. It was now Wednesday and I was back out at the airport and heading home. It was lovely to see Sydney again. Hopefully my next visit there will be longer!
If you only had two nights in Sydney what would be the top thing you’d want to see or do?
Ciao for now,