Living Like a Sydneysider (2) – I left my heart in Bondi

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


A long delayed 2nd posting of my trip to Sydney. But this is where I left my heart – Bondi. “Bondi” is said to have come from an Aboriginal word “boondi” meaning “water breaking over rocks”. It is located 7KM east from the Sydney CBD.
The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk is probably one of the musts visiting this area. The walk promises to display to you how Bondi got its name; waves crashing on the rocks. You will also be met with baths and other beaches along the way, a cemetery, wild waves as well as clear and calm waters.

About Life Bondi Junction – 31/37 Oxford Street.

A supermarket and wholefoods cafe is housed in each of their locations. Great to stock up on them muesli and granola. Not to mention coconut yogurt!

Jed’s Foodstore – 60 Warners Avenue, Bondi

Great place to pick up breakfast. Love the vibe and coffee is good here too.
    Orchard St., Bondi – 2 Brighton Boulevard, North Bondi

Cleanse, heal, nourish and grow.

    Bondi Whole Foods – 1/30A Hastings Parade, North Bondi

One of my favorite spots, its got a supermarket well stocked with organic goods and produce. A cafe that serves up a good breakfast. For coffee, request for a dirty chai latte.


Porch and Parlour – 17-18/110 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi

Expect to queue here over the weekend for brunch. They serve up a hearty green bowl for breakfast amongst other awesome plates.


Balcony and views from the apartment I stayed in.

It was my first time using Airbnb, and a pleasant one. This accommodation booking platform definitely has its charm and if you do decide to book your accommodation with Airbnb, always always ask questions.

The apartment was located along Bondi Road – along the road connecting Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction and Westfield mall. And almost equidistant between the two. It was easy walking towards either direction. Alternatively, there is a bus stop right at the foot of the apartment building, with buses that take you to the beach. Across, the bus stop takes you to Bondi Junction where there is a mall, and where you can catch a train out to the rest of Sydney. Bondi Junction station is just 4 stops from Martin Place (Sydney CBD).

While on the small side, the apartment was cosy and had all we needed – Bed, shower, fridge and kitchenette, and a small balcony. Lots of sunlight in the day. Bed was comfy so I always had a good night’s sleep.

If you wish to check out the apartment –

Also, if you wish to book via Airbnb, here is my discount code that gives you S$35 credit for your booking:



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