I went up to Sydney for a day trip over the weekend to catch up with some friends.
I haven’t really been in Sydney much at all since I left for Indonesia in August 2008. In my mind, Sydney had started to become associated with the grind that I felt before I left… the overworked. Underpaid. Doing stories over and over again without the state government doing anything. Big old grind.
But it was nice to go back. After a reasonably lengthy break, so many places brought back these great memories of fun. Of being young. Of being silly. Of great friends. Of boozy nights. Of growing up.
And a lot of my favorite places are still there. I got a dosai at Maya in Surry Hills and a banh mie at Hong Ha in Mascot. A couple of beers at the “Courty” as well.
Oh Sydney. I just can’t stay mad at you.