Sydney, Here We Come!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Well, after a perhaps unsurprisingly frustrating immigration process, I'm happy to announce that Tim and I have gotten our approved visas and are flying out to Sydney this Saturday night! Due to the time change, we'll arrive early Monday morning. It promises to be a fun-filled day dealing with customs, going to the immigration offices, getting new cell phone plans, and opening bank accounts.

Very glamorous, I know. Although Tim has the week off so we can deal with all the minutiae of getting set up in a new city, we also hope to find some time for recreation. Especially after the stressful week I've had. I won't get into the details of the move-out complications we've had, but I'll just say there better be some beachside relaxation in our future.

We arrive February 1st which is a special day for me because it's also my nine year Vegetarianniversary. Yup, I gave up meat in 2001 and haven't looked back since. Perhaps to celebrate we'll be able to squeeze in some meals at the vegan-friendly places we discovered on our last trip, like Iku Wholefoods, Yulli's, and Bodhi in the Park. And, I'm excited that there's plenty of places we've not yet been, like Badde Manors, Funky Pies, and Naked Espresso for brunch. If you have any recommendations, food or otherwise for how to spend a great first week in our new home, feel free to let me know!

Alternatively, for my Bay Area friends, how would you spend your last day in San Francisco? We're planning on brunch at Herbivore (because that is how we've spent nearly every Saturday morning in San Francisco since we've lived here) and then if we can stave off the rain, maybe going up to Crissy Field (where Tim and I got married.)

From one coast to another, we can't wait to start this new adventure!


Mandee said...


I love that you are arriving on your veganiversary! You must celebrate with lots of vegan food :)

We're having a bake off, Feb 14 if you're interested (details on my blog).

If you can make that great, other wise we will organise to go for brunch as soon as possible :D

Sharon Troy said...

Oh, haha, I left a comment on your blog about it earlier. I emailed them to sign up, but I'm going to have to get a sense of what kind of ingredients I can find in Sydney before I decide what to make. Are you entering?

Either way, yes there should be brunch in our future!

Mandee said...

Yup, I am entering! If you need help finding any ingredients just let me know either via the blog or twitter :)