Little habits are taking form, I'm realizing as I write this, because today was Tuesday, which meant I went to yoga at Tamarama and then went to read and drink coffee and eat banana bread at Bronte Beach. Then due to an enormous appetite that I will attribute to the yoga class (and not to the tapeworm that Haydn thinks I have), I headed home and ate the leftover deluxo tuna/tomato/chili pasta from last night.
Today was a big day in Australia, as it was the Melbourne Cup -- Australia's Kentucky Derby, but on a larger scale, I'd say. It is the "Race that Stops the Nation," and it is a holiday in Melbourne and around here a lot of people leave work to head to a pub and watch the race, a few don the suits, dresses and hats for the occassion.
After I watched the race, I headed into the city to Haydn's office. There are a few buses that go from Bondi towards the city. I can take one right into the center of the city, or I can get off the bus at Bondi Junction (a short ride, and do-able walk from where I live) and catch a bus or train to other parts of the city. It takes usually a good 45 minutes to an hour for me door to door from home to the office. It's a nice walk from when I get off the bus to get to Haydn's office, which is in Surry Hills, a leafy neighborhood of furniture stores, cafes, and shops.
Sydney kind of reminds me of Chicago in terms of transportation. While the expressways are not nearly as terrifying or massive, it is the kind of city where you don't need a car, but it is highly recommended and for the most part, makes life a bit easier. Haydn has a car, but it is manual transmission and since I really only like to drive in Madison, I will be staying off the roads and sticking to my co-pilot duties.
It is a day late, but I thought I'd include a picture from Yum Cha on Sunday.