Being in Sydney for the third time allows me to live here a bit more like a local than I did the last two times. And living like a local means going out for breakfast, lunch or dinner every once in a while. And because there are so many amazing places all around Sydney, I decided to collect them for you!
Like I’ve mentioned a few times before, I am very bad at taking photos of my food, so I also added a few places where I don’t really have any photos, but I promise they are still very good!
As you might have seen on my Instagram, I’m in Sydney at the moment.
This is my third time here so I’ve kind of done all the tourist things around town and I’ve seen a lot of different places.
One thing I somehow never got to do was the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. Don’t ask me why because normally I love walks like that, but it just somehow never worked out. Probably also because I was always here in the summer and every physical exercise was too much to handle.
But yeah. On my second day here I decided to do it. And because I can’t put into words how beautiful it is, I’ll just leave with photos (and a few tips.)
Today I want to rant about something that’s been on my mind for a little while now and is now, that I had to start all over again on Instagram, annoying me even more: The whole follow to unfollow trend.
There’s so much that annoys me about this that I don’t even know where to start.
But mainly it’s the simple question: why? Sure, you wanna be all insta-famous, because isn’t that what we are all striving for these days (hint: sarcasm), but have you not heard of apps à la Followers that can easily show Instagram users which of their followers are there “for the right reasons”? (I’ve been watching too much Bachelor in Paradise, hence this expression haha)
This app helps to track unfollowers
I know from experience how it feels like when you follow someone and you just don’t get a follow back. Maybe you think for a second that it’s not fair and that person doesn’t deserve your follow. But this is not what Instagram is about.
Instagram is an app that should inspire you. You are supposed to follow accounts that you get inspiration from – in fashion, travel or life in general. People whose photos you look at and think “wow, I’d love to have that one hanging in my apartment”. And this is sincere admiration for people’s work. Therefore, for me, unfollowing is a way of saying “your photos only matter to me as long as mine matter to you”. And, to take that to a bit of an intense level that shouldn’t be taken too seriously and literally: Would you do that to Monet, Andy Warhol or Karl Lagerfeld? Only loving their art when they love yours? (I know Monet air Warhol are dead. But I’m sure you get my point.)
I guess what I’m trying to say and what I’m also trying to follow as well: follow accounts you like because you like their content. And it’s wonderful if you get a follow back, because that means that that person is inspired by your photos as much as you are by theirs. But even if not: it’s only Instagram. If you don’t have the highest amount of followers, your life will still go on. Inspired by great accounts with amazing photo content.
Tattoos are definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. And I totally understand why. (Let’s not start the discussion now though.)
For me, tattoos are just a way of showing what’s important for me. I don’t have any tattoos where I just decided “I like this” and got it. All of my tattoos have a meaning and for some reason, all of them are connected to a city I lived in.
I asked a few fellow travelers if they had any tattoos they got, just because they loved a country or city so much that they wanted to have a memory of it forever under their skin. Here are a few of the tattoos I collected and loved.
For me, Dublin is a pretty underrated place in Europe. People don’t really visit that city because they focus on cities like Berlin, London, Paris or Amsterdam. Even when I moved there, not a lot of people were able to say “Oh, I’ve been there, you should do this or that”. So for everyone out there, who hasn’t been so far, let me tell you: It’s worth it. It might not have the beach like Barcelona or the cute French cafés like Paris or the great night life like Berlin but it does have a lot to offer.
Here are a few things you should know, for everyone who’s planning on visiting Dublin in the future.