Bondi Beach – x Sydney, Australia [review]

Even though Thailand has wonderful beaches and travel destination it sometimes is nice to get out of what you have right in front of you and experience other new and exciting places. One of the places recently on the travel list: Bondi Beach. 

After having lived right at Bondi Beach for quite some time it was fantastic to come back again and hence I figured it’s a good idea to share some experiences with you, in case you feel like taking a quick break from Thailand.

Before we get into why Bondi is awesome, let’s get the cons right out of the way. It’s crowded, especially on the weekends when all of Sydney seems to squeeze onto the tiny beach that is Bondi. Even when Sydneysiders aren’t occupying their home turf, it’s never really quiet simply because it’s such a famous spot to go to and hence tourists and backpackers alike flood towards Bondi.

Now that we got this out of the way, let’s focus on what makes Bondi so Bondi. Firstly, it’s a beach. Rather close to Sydney’s city so that’s a plus. Is it the best beach ever? Probably not. Is it a decent beach? For sure. But what’s even more important, at least to me, is the overall atmosphere. Not only at the beach directly, but within the district of Bondi. I love the chilled, sometimes a bit too stereotypical, Aussie and backpacker surfer dudes (and dudettes). I think the beaches of Sydney have been the only place ever where people actually have called me ‘dude’ and it didn’t sound weird.

I also like that you see lots of different styles around Bondi. The upscale upper class people getting their tan on in a fancy cafe and the backpackers serving their cafe before hitting the beach. You have high end restaurants next to crappy fast food joints and yet everybody, no matter where from, is able to enjoy their time at Bondi F…ing Beach. So if you haven’t been there yet, go and prepare to fall in love.

bondi beach sydney
bondi beach sydney

Sascha Funk

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Sascha is the publisher of and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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