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8 Things To Do In Sydney

Discover awesome things to do in Sydney, Australia!

1. Go for a hike

Last week I went on a hike in Royal National Park Coastal Trek from Otford to Bundeena. It's about a 7-hour walk in one of the most beautiful national parks in Sydney! I went out to town the day before and nearly missed the train in the morning. I did not make the entire walk!

2. Dumplings in Chinatown

Every Monday me and two friends go out for Dumplings. You bring your own wine and fill the table with Dumplings, noodles and eggplants with Garlic Sauce (红烧茄子).

3. Throw a house party

There is always time for a House party. Especially if you live in Sydney. In 2014 the Sydney lockout laws were introduced and the legislation requires 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks at bars. For someone coming from Sweden this is very early. As a result of this there is always a house party nearby. If not, you can throw your own!

Bondi beach · Image by Andras Koncz

Bondi beach · Image by Andras Koncz

4. Eat banana bread

Wherever I go I like to get up extra early and catch the weekday morning rush in the Central Business District. In Sydney I get a Coffee and a toasted Banana Bread. As the thousands of corporate people walk by, I play a game with my self:

Only take a bite of your Banana Bread when you see someone smile.

Be warned! It can take a long time and your banana bread will get cold.

5. Stay in different Hotels

I love to visit different Hotels. Last year I think I spend 1/3 of the year in some kind of Hotel room.

This is what my first month in Sydney looked like.
I stayed in a:

  • Capsule Hotel in China Town

  • Airbnb in Surry Hills with two great girls

  • Boutique Hotel

  • Hostel

  • And soon with a Helicopter pilot in Bondi Beach

6. Check out the "Down Under" Startup Scene

Having spent a lot of time in America I had this idea that everyone outside the States where far behind in tech. I was wrong. After spending a lot of time with a Data Analytics company and befriended tech people in other areas I’ve met some very smart and friendly people. The enormous venture capital are of course stil Stateside.


7. Meet girls!

Girls is of great interest of mine! In Sydney you can find a mix variety of girls from all corners of the world.

8. Paddle tennis

Compared to tennis, the court is smaller and has no doubles lanes, and the net is lower. It's great fun! There is a great club located next to the Fox Studios building in Moore Park.


Ending note

Yesterday was 9 years ago I visited Australia for the first time. I'm back again and I love this country!



See you later; Hoo roo/Oooroo

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