Sydney, Australia
Timothy, 38
Accountant & crypto evangelist
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What are the Sydney spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Opera bar @ the Opera House with the Sydney Sling cocktail. The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel for a prawn pizza and a fresh house made brew. Some theatre, plays or musicals at one of many great inner city venues. North Head Manly for an amazing view of the city or Watson's Bay South Headland for an great view also. Centrepoint tower will need to be done at least once.

Do’s and don’ts in Sydney: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Never use a bank/credit card in a cab ONLY CASH, scams are rampant. Best to use Uber if you can and just ignore the driver if he asks for direct payment (of course payment is via the app). Don't tip unless it's really awesome service (most people don't tip). Get a temporary Opal card for travelling on public transport, don't risk trying to skip a fare, traffic cops are ruthless.

What do you do and why do you do it?

Surfing is summer cause it's hot out here. Theatre, musicals and plays cause I love real acting. Crypto meetups cause I believe in life, liberty, property and justice for all. If you'd like to go to a crypto meetup when you are in Sydney head over to meetup.com an you should be able to find something on while you are in Sydney. Either that or drop me a line and I'll recommend something to you.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Be prepared to spend more the $100 on any night out, drinks are usually upwards of $6 unless its' happy hour. Most meals are above $20. Thai food is probably the best deal if you are looking for a good cheap meal. Newtown is the king of Thai eaterys.

Which Sydney shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Oxford St Paddington for some original Sydney designer fashion and also top commercial brands also. Nice cafes and food around also for a great day.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

All time great music, Pink Floyd shows happen every now and then, I saw one at 'The Basement' was fantastic. If you love classical music, the Recital Hall is much better than the Opera House.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Manly or Bondi during the day. The city or Newtown at night.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

There's not much West of Parramatta for a tourist to see unless you like to go to a Wildlife Park

What’s the one place in Sydney you think is underrated?

Dee Why beach is a lovely quiet beach that is less crowded and has great food and bars with live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Check out the seafood risotto and Stella Blu with some live music starting at 7 on Friday night and you'll not want to leave!

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Yayoi, Japanese in the Galleries, Ippudo in the Westfied Sydney, Tim Ho Wan in Town Hall (not really romantic atmosphere but the food is amazing).

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Sydney?

If you're in the city, pancakes on the rocks

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Go to a shopping mall and see a movie!

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

North Head at Manly or South Head at Watson's bay, amazing views of the harbour and the city

Your go-to brunch spots:

Rustic Pearl in crown st surry hills, The grounds of Alexandria

Your perfect night out in Sydney includes:

Hays theatre in Darlinghurst for a musical, followed by dinner at Mr Wong, bridge lane (need to book)

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