The Bondi to Coogee Walk – Sydney, Australia

Bondi Icebergs

For a girl who has no car, barely any money, and the most bizarre work/sleep schedule around, I sure do a lot of activities! Today Cass and I caught the bus (two actually) to the eastern beaches of Sydney. The eastern suburbs have a bit of a bad rap, mainly due to the wealth and stature of the people who can actually afford to live there. It’s widely known in Sydney if you live in the eastern suburbs… you never really leave the eastern suburbs. Regardless, there’s some great eye candy (in both male, female and view-form).

Don’t be fooled the walk is not a casual stroll. There are hills, stairs, rocks and roads – at one point we even took a detour through a cemetery! But in the 26 degree heat, well equipped with a backpack of water and bandaids we had an awesome time. It took us an hour in total but we only went one way! You pass from Bondi, through Bronte beach, Clovelly, Gordons Bay and arrive in Coogee. I’m sure there are some other small bays between but I’m not completely sure of the name. If you’re looking for a shorter stroll Bronte also looked like a nice place to stop – maybe I will next time.

Once we got to Coogee we laid under a tree for a while (the post-walk lay-down is always so satisfying). In Coogee we were going to go to the Coogee Pavillion for a bite to eat but the prices weren’t exactly fitting our budget (given our recent Laneway escapades). Instead we went to a cute cafe called the Bell & Anchor for lunch. I got a prosciutto stack with two poached eggs, sourdough, feta, cherry tomatoes and rocket… it was incredible.

Jenna xxx

My Happy Place

Black Wattle Bay / The Anzac Bridge – Sydney, NSW

It may not be the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Blue Mountains, botanical gardens, or Bondi Beach. But this area of Sydney is easily my favourite. It’s right at the end of Glebe Point Road, Glebe, 2037. Every time I go on a walk, I just cannot go past it. Every time I think about exercising, I sit at home considering whether I should try a new route (after all I live in one of the most picturesque cities on the planet). But no, I love this route. It’s open, airy, not overly populated and my god is it pretty. The Anzac bridge, the city skyline and the ripples moving through the calm water. Granted I’m certainly known to cry a lot. But no place has ever given me more happy tears than this walk on a nice day. All you need is a good pair of earphones, a great playlist of music, suncream (if you’re me) and a cute little exercise outfit and you’re absolutely set for the most rewarding exercise you’ve ever done!

From here you can walk to the Sydney Fish Market, the new and freakin’ awesome Tramsheds complex in Forest Lodge, stroll down the Glebe point road cafes and restaurants, or just bring a rug, some hummus and crackers and sit with your best bud and chat about life.

Love Jen xxx