First Day in The City.

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Stroll down to south-bank, the sun shining and the streets busy. Men in business suits sit eating bagels layered with salmon & sipping espressos while on their Blackberrys, slim & not-so-slim people run/jog/powerwalk/bike/rollerblade/skate along the bank while groups of kids hang doing nothing in particular. All kinds of people are about. We sit to have brunch before me & my sister head off to catch the free tram which circles the City. The tram gets old fairly quick so we jump off & walk. A better idea. We stumble upon cool hidden streets which are littered with small cafes. We stop for a muffin & milkshake before continuing through other short alleyways which contain much character. Eventually we head back to the hotel and meet our parents. It is their 25th wedding anniversary so we head off on our evening/night out. We take the tram to the theatre where we sit for drinks with a friend Jess, who i haven't seen for 6 years, and her parents. She still has the same pretty face but she is now 18 and of course has changed a lot. Still has an amazing smile and is all friendly. Very strange though. Felt very weird for some reason. We then entered the theatre to watch the Jersey Boys, a musical about the group the Four Seasons. It was pretty incredible. The music was so damn good. Had such a good time. The air was rich with an atmosphere which soaked into your body and lazily walking through the City after the performance was lush. The good times continued. We spontaneously picked a restaurant called "Pop" on a street which was pretty chocka with restaurants, with tables outside on the road. It was pretty cool and turned out to be a winner. Firstly the staff were just plain awesome. Chatted to all three and they were just so chilled, open and funny. One of the waitresses was Colombian & I got her to try convince my mum that Colombia is okay to travel to and worth it. The main bloke was only 20 but so friendly and gave good reccomendations. The Aussie beer Crackenback (or something like that) was real good. The Kangaroo loin was cooked medium-rare and was cooked in some fancy "jus". It was so soft, the knife just fell through the meat. It was beyond perfection and the same went for the the cracking red we drank with our meal. I felt so bloody spoilt but it was great. We further filled our stomachs with dessert and iced coffee before drinking a brandy & drawing deeply onto our rich cigars, letting the flavoursome smoke escape from our lips and disperse into the night sky, filling the air with those insanely delicious aromas. Oh it was good. We happily left a healthy tip which included a cigar before retracing our steps and finding the hotel and our soft beds.
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