Day 6: Sydney, pt 4


Yesterday we all enjoyed a breakfast with Nathan (Dew Process Records) before parting ways. Tristan and I spent the afternoon first at the botanical gardens and then at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In the evening we headed to Redfern to watch some of Sydney’s jazz heavies battle it out at Moya’s Juniper Lounge.

We went for breakfast in Surrey Hills at a cafe called Reuben Hills. I ordered Huevos Divorciados which contained fried eggs, refried beans, salsas, and a side of avocado.

Tristan shot off afterwards to buy a new pair of jeans and then came to meet me at the botanical gardens where an advertisement for the carniverous plant exhibition had piqued my curiosity.

We then headed to the art gallery and spent the next few hours exploring floor by floor until our brains began to melt.

Our evening was spent at a splendid gin bar in Redfern where we enjoyed watching the Pocket Trio take a creative brush to a tasteful selection of jazz standards. In between the first and second sets we snuck across the road and ate a delicious ramen meal, described by Tristan as “the best ramen I’ve ever had, but I haven’t been to Japan”.

Here’s a clip of Tristan ripping it up in the jam session with three other fine Kiwi musicians, Thomas Botting, Jake Baxendale, and Callum Allardice.

Beth of the day goes to Jono for resisting social pressure and ordering a decaf latte at breakfast.

Good win Jono, it’s good for us all to have something to aspire to.

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