Here I am in Sydney! I can't believe I'm back visiting my homeland after more than four years away. Of course flying from London to Sydney (via Auckland) is not the greenest thing to do but I'm justifying the extra air miles to myself because I haven't flown for 18 months and its my birthday this month (hence the reason I'm flying back via LA and Vegas). I am still trying to maintain my green lifestyle as I travel but it sure can be challenging! Here are a few pics to give you a taste of life in Sydney for a green, vegan girl.
We started Sunday morning in Bondi so we could enjoy the Bondi Beach Walk to Coogee (but we only went as far as Bronte beach due to the intense heat!). Sydney Water even had a stand set up along the walk which allowed me to top up my reusable water bottle (which is really an old glass bottle I've lugged here from London). It was great to catch all the contemporary art on display from the Sculpture by the Sea exhibit. Lots of people were snapping the one above of a straw sticking out from the ocean.
Enjoyed an exquisite, icy cold and fruit filled frappe at Trio Bondi Beach. This cafe is a fantastic place for breakfast.
I'm spotting lots of Jurlique beauty stores around Sydney, which makes buying natural, biodynamic Australian beauty products super easy.
Lunch was sushi filled with asparagus, avocado and cucumber and the drink was water in my reusable bottle.
Decided against hiring a rental car and have been travelling around on public transport. This is a billboard sign I saw at Town Hall station.
Spotted this Solar Sailor boat in Darling Harbour which ferries passengers around Sydney Harbour.
Amazing summer drink alert! I had the most divine and refreshing drink at Le Pain Quotidien. It was made with organic limes, ginger, mint and sparkling water and tasted so good that I must remember to try making it myself when I get home. I love that all coffee, tea and bread served at Le Pain Quotidien are organic also.
Just wanted a light dinner after a long day in the sun so I ordered a vegetarian pizza sans cheese from a place close to my hotel. The artichokes and basil oil made it delicious!
I will try and write again soon and show more pictures of...
- three amazing upcycled dresses I bought in Surry Hills
- the natural and organic beauty supplies I am travelling with
- the organic deodorant and sunscreen that are getting me through the heatwave in Sydney
- I will also have to tell you about the 'dairy free debacle' at a store that thought it was selling vegan muffins and cakes. So scary!