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How To Spend A Day in Downtown Sydney

Wander through the beautiful arcade malls that are currently dressed up for Christmas. Grab a coffee in one of the many chic little cafes.

Wander through the beautiful arcade malls that are currently dressed up for Christmas. Grab a coffee in one of the many chic little cafes.

Find a boutique with insane products (that carry more insane pricetags).

Find a boutique with insane products (that carry more insane pricetags).

Go on, have a whiff. It will blow your mind.

This is Well Done. He has high standards on everything. Here, he performs a “quality inspection” on some of the funky spices offered.

Enough of the shops? Explore the alleyways; they are full of quirky cafes offering a pick-me-up.

Enough of the shops? Explore the alleyways; they are full of quirky cafes offering a pick-me-up.

Then, find a museum. It’s time we bust the idea that museums are boring and dusty places, best saved for a rainy day…

Indigenous Australian art abounds in Sydney...

Indigenous Australian art abounds in Sydney…

While some paintings are hard to distinguish from the graffiti art on the streets...

While some paintings are hard to distinguish from the graffiti art on the streets…

The best thing about modern art though,

The best thing about modern art though,

Is its abstractness.

Is its abstractness.

Make of it what you will.

Make of it what you will.

Done amusing yourselves in the museums? Time to head back out for some fresh air.

What better exercise than to climb the Harbor Bridge?

What better exercise than to climb the Harbor Bridge?

It offers a spectacular view...

It offers a spectacular view from a different angle…

See? Opera House without the Harbor Bridge in the background when you're standing on the thing itself.

See? Opera House without the Harbor Bridge in the background when you’re standing on the thing itself.

It gets quite gusty on the bridge, so it’s a good idea to bring a jumper to keep warm.

If you've been walking around nonstop, you're probably thirsty by this point. Welcome to Happy Hour, the epitome of Australian culture.

If you’ve been walking around nonstop, you’re probably thirsty by this point. Welcome to Happy Hour, the epitome of Australian culture.

The line between drinks-time and dinner-time is easily blurred.

The line between drinks-time and dinner-time is easily blurred.

Nothing better than grabbing a bite at one of the many restaurants along the waterfront. The food is delicious, and can be reasonably priced. Well Done clearly couldn't wait to dig in.

Nothing better than grabbing a bite at the Opera Kitchen along the waterfront. The food is delicious, and can be reasonably priced. Well Done clearly couldn’t wait to dig in.

Sydney by night is vibrant

Dinner with a view of vibrant Sydney by night.

And once more the Bridge, conquered earlier in the day by very determined legs.

And once more the Bridge, conquered earlier in the day by very determined legs.

Which is your favourite city in the world?

Do you think you’d like to live there, or only just for visits?

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