(Image from here)
While I love me some healthy food and exercise, when on holiday I firmly believe in relaxing and not worrying too much about fitting in a run or trying to find the healthiest thing on the menu. My fitness schedule for the last week consisted of a few runs, one yoga practice, and the rest of the activity involved walking all over Sydney and exercising my mouth around a whole lot of delicious food as well as talking ninety to the dozen with the parentals. It was perfection.
Case in point: the incredible dinner at the restaurant where I work.
Disclaimer: I really reccomend you don’t look at the following photos if you are hungry because you will most definitely become hangry and hate me:
Yes, that is a giant tempura fried piece of broccoli aka HEAVEN on top of my vegetarian risotto.
AND a special plate brought out courtesy of bestie, I have said it before and I will say it again, I really made a good choice to make best friends with a pastry chef. This cake was buttercream icing and meringue and was TO DIE FOR. She is the sweetest (HA).
So if you have somehow managed to not drown in a pool of your own saliva, here are a few pics from my last few days with the parental unit in Sydney:
A beautiful French courtyard cafe where we went when we visited Sydney the first time before I decided to move here. We had an incredible holiday that time but I wasn’t in the happiest space in my life in general. We sat at this cafe and took a photo and I was just trying to hold my shizzle together. It is so wonderful to come back here with the parents again and be in such a different place of happiness and back to my normal life-loving self 🙂 🙂 🙂
A view of the Sydney Opera house from a sweet little walk we did at “the Rocks” (a street of amazing cafes and bars and artsy museums etc, basically a really cool happening Sydney area):
The Domain, one of Sydney’s many glorious parks. Its pretty amazing that these parks are basically in the middle of the CBD and are so huge and expansive and peaceful. Sydney is a pretty wonderful city.
The Sydney art gallery:
A painting of the Milford Sound in New Zealand: And finally, one more food pic (but I didn’t actually eat this so it doesn’t count right?). This bad boy is made completely of chocolate, by Sydney pastry chef Adriano Zumbo. I believe I have now fulfilled my aim of providing you with enough food porn to last you a lifetime from just this one post.
You are welcome.
Are there nice parks where you live?
What do you like to do on holiday? – I love to go to museums, art galleries, try lots of cafes, walk around the whole city and see everything, take a hop-on hop-off bus if possible, check out a local yoga studio if I have time, etc etc etc. I also weirdly like to check out the local library cos I feel like that gives a nice perspective of the place (and I am a nerd 😉 ).
Do you work out when you are on holiday/travelling? – I always do a few little workouts but I try to be really flexible about it. Also I always end up doing soo much walking on holiday that I probably get more exercise than usual just from that alone.