18th biennale of sydney

Summer is just around the corner and Sydney is back to life… not that it’s ever asleep anyway…. With numerous music festivals, food events, art shows and exhibitions there is plenty to choose from. Last weekend I went to the 18th Biennale of Sydney in Cockatoo Island. It’s easy to get there as there is a free ferry service provided from Wharf 6 in Circular Quay every 30 minutes. Fifteen minutes later you get to the island (as long as the captain can park the boat – it took another 15 minutes to do it during my trip…). The only thing you’ll need is time. You can spend hours wandering around the exhibits. If you get tired grab a coffee at one of the bars and cafes, relax admiring panoramic harbour views. For more information on this and other Biennale events go to http://bos18.com. Hurry, the festival ends this weekend 16th September!

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weekend escape: blue mountains – leura

I can confidently say I adore the Blue Mountains! I just fell in love at first sight. There’s something magical about this place. So peaceful and full of happiness. Generally speaking I’m not a huge fan of hiking, mountains and bushwalking. I was brought up in a very flat region of Poland. It was too far to the mountains or the sea. When I was younger, I actually used to hate climbing when visiting the Tatra Mountains in the south of Poland. Well, people change…

I was completely mesmerised by the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Everyone seemed so relax and radiating with happiness. My friends and I found this amazing cafe/restaurant/bar: Leura Garage on first day of our stay. Packed with people this place is funky and modern but not pretentious. Their menu is not overwhelming yet anyone could easily find something yummy. The service was great and you felt right at home. For more info and their menu go to: http://www.leuragarage.com.au.

If you ever feel like going away for the weekend, jump on a train to the Blue Mountains. This under 2 hours journey is definitely worth it!

Three Sisters, Katoomba

Our fav place for breakfast: Leura Garage

Poached pear with ricotta and pistachios, yum!

Muesli with super fresh blueberries and raspberries, pure heaven!

One of the best cappuccinos ever 🙂

Blueberry tarts to die for!

Love this car!

Spring time!