A Return to Thai Food & Darling Harbour.
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Walked to a cafe for a lekke brekkie. A warm freshly toasted bagel smothered in cream cheese and thick with salmon, along with a steaming cup of hot mocha. Nice. Read in the paper that on New Years Eve it will be a blue moon, with a partial eclipse as the day breaks on New Years Day. This only happens every 30years or so. Headed into town in the evening. Had a wonder down by milsoms point, which is a beautiful point right by the bridge on the side opposite the city centre. A boardwalk runs alongside the water and under the harbour bridge. The sky was blue and the sunshine a hazy brightness. Mint views. Just up from that point we sat down at Stir Crazy, a sweet Thai restaurant we always visit when in Sydney. The food was proper nice, and tasted cleaner than the street stuff i had in Thailand. But then again it was a touch more expensive by about 12 times. What was wicked was the BYO policy. So we cracked open a few Corona's and Peroni's. Caught the train across the bridge into the city centre, and walked to Darling Harbour. Especially beautiful at night. The shimmering lights fold into each other on the water's still surface, reflecting a blend of colour. The area surrounding the harbour is a buzz with activity. Restaurants and bars line just off the waters edge where people dine and drink while enjoying the lights and atmosphere of Darling harbour. We watched a Japanese street performer who was hugely enertaining before grabbing some nice icecream. Chocolate, mango and pistaccio. You gotta take all three scoups, it's only a dollar more for each extra scoop after the first. So we attacked the icecream, racing its melting while sitting by the water, soaking up the surroundings. Walked around the harbour, past a wet bloke who had just finished what was probably an illegal swim and a young couple kissing and overlooking the harbour which sent a strange, out-of-the-blue yearning for a girlfriend for that particular moment. There are a lot of cool moments when travelling where a girlfriend would be good. But that works both ways. A wrong bus and taxi ride later, we were back at Joes.