(Base)ballin’ in Sydney

Today was a pretty relaxed, casual kinda day. We were off to see the Major League Baseball game between none other than the LA Dodgers and Team Australia that evening, so decided to just hang around the city and take it easy.

We passed by the Guylian Cafe on Circular Quay, and simply couldn’t resist. 
Paul picked a Belgian hot chocolate…

Which was probably the best I’ve ever tasted!
Mum went for a blueberry muffin…

And Paul and I shared a chocolatey raspberry cheesecakey mash of calories – and man, was it worth it!?

And I’m pretty sure it tasted all the better for being eaten al fresco with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in full view.

After we’d eaten we thought it would be a good idea to walk it off…
So we hopped over to Watsons Bay.

Situated the other side of the harbour, Watsons Bay is a pretty affluent region, with some renowned seafood restaurants and bars. Although I was stuffed and couldn’t eat anything else, I was pretty gutted that I couldn’t manage any fish and chips from the ‘world class’ shack on the bay. They looked pretty darn good!
It makes me chuckle how keen the Aussies are on their fish and chips – naively I thought it was just us Brits who were the pioneers of this top combo!

So instead I just rambled and took in the impressive views from the bay!

By that point, time was cracking on so we headed up to the Sydney Cricket Ground.
I know to many of you it may sound a little strange that we were going to watch the BASEBALL in Australia. But, my friends, there was a good reason for that!

In fact, Sydney was hosting the biggest internationally recognised event in Australia since the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final.
These opening Major League Baseball games are genuine competition fixtures, and we were lucky enough to get our hands on some tickets…
And none other than Nicole Kidman had also taken to the crowd to watch the game!

We had to take our eyes off the pitch just to check out the be-au-tiful sunset…

Even when there’s something exciting going on, Sydney still has to show off her incredible sunset and take the attention off the game!
Although, admittedly, I wasn’t too sure what was going on in the game, I do know there were lots of proud Americans in the crowd when the Dodgers had a 4-2 win!
It was great fun though, and a good experience to see some world-class sport in Sydney. Did you manage to get tickets for the other game?

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