SUNRISE over SYDney and the Shangri-La!

Sat 5 May 2012


I am in the plush HOrizon Club of the Shangri-La Sydney, one of the world’s great hotels. The energising rays of the sun shoot over the Sydney Opera House from the East as I dip my butter croissant into the hot cappuccino prepared by svelte Kimberley. The perfectly poached egg that looks like a white football sits on top of a slice of toasted caraway bread. I cut into it gently…the rich golden yolk oozes out…mmmmm. Yummy in the tummy.


                           Cocktails & Canapes at Horizon Club


Sydney is John Szangolies ”Loewenbraeu” in the Rocks, a slice of Bayern in Sydney that has been there since 1967, Altitude on level 36 in the Shangri-La Sydney, a premier haute cuisine restaurant with beautiful wines matched to the food…and spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the yachts and square rigged ships sailing in the Harbour, Bridgeclimb on the “Coathanger”, Luke Mangan’s Glass Restaurant on George Street with modoz cuisine done just right with a good balance and no “con-FUSION”, wines from the Hunter Valley, Seafood from the Eyre Peninsula- Australia’s Seafood Frontier and more…


09:51 Sydney Kingsford Smith

Very extensive Duty Free selection here with a special Penfold’s wine tasting.

Bright and sunny in SYD today at 14C.

Emporio Armani, Bally, Ralph Lauren are all here for the PRC travellers.

Guess, Raymond Weil, Swarovski, Oroton and Longines too.

A tribute to materialism. Cry your eyes out mao, Ha! Ha! Komunistische Schwein!

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