Sydney, Australia was the last stop for my friend and I after 5 months of traveling around South East Asia.
Although it was strange to be in a more Westernised environment again, we soon found our feet sampling all the restaurants and bars that our purse strings could possibly handle.
If you enjoy live music I would highly recommend the Lansdowne Hotel – this is an iconic venue, which is very much part of the underground scene and hosts an eclectic range of different bands each night.
Not only is the music great but the drinks are also relatively cheap and they have a 2 4 1 cocktail hour every night from 10pm-11pm, which we took full advantage of!
However for a real clubbing experience that truly demonstrates the essence of Sydney’s nightlife I would suggest the Tank nightclub in Bridge Lane.
Many DJs come from around the world just to play here and you can understand why the second you enter the underground clubber’s paradise.
Everything has been taken into consideration: a stunning sound system, mesmerizing lighting and even interactive live-mixed video projections, which are always entertaining after a few drinks!
The music is usually funky house, and the drinks are not too pricey and well worth the visual audio experience.
For the morning after the night before, there are hundreds of great restaurants to nurse the hangover - for an experience to remember, Universal Restaurant is definitely worth a try, with its unique and beautifully presented food.
I chose the seared sea scallop with lotus root samphire and wasabi avocado, which is every bit as delicious as it sounds! The great thing about this restaurant is that you’re never completely sure what you’re ordering, but once you’ve eaten it you’re glad you didn’t go with the usual.
However, though this is a wonderful place with amazing food, it is quite expensive for people on a budget.
This is one of the best Lebanese restaurants I have been too! The falafel was to die for and the bread and humus was not far behind.
My traveling buddy loved the meat too, particularly the lamb kebab, which came with some yummy salad and vegetables.
I would really advise giving this place a visit if you enjoy Lebanese cuisine, but be warned it can get very busy – eating in Sydney is a wonderful experience that definitely hits the stop when your tummy grumbles, and the nightlife is just as wonderful!
It’s a very good life down under, one I would truly recommend to anyone considering such an adventure!
Guest Post By Jessica Carmody.