Not far from Sydney’s bustling city centre, where big business hums along at lightning pace, sits a small leafy suburb called Glebe.
It’s historic houses are hotly sought after real estate. Victorian terraces sit beside charming workers cottages and tell visual stories about Sydney’s colonial past.
Located between two major universities, intellectuals, academics and students mix with millennials and artists, which is all part of the character and vibrancy of this leafy inner-city suburb.
There’s a very cool, laid back book-loving culture within this urban village. A vibrant cafe society sits amongst the international and unpretentious flavours of India, Thailand, Korea and Japan, and a couple of buzzing historic pubs.
No urban village is complete without funky book stores bursting with a thoughtful stock of indie and classic titles, antique stores, organic health food shops, and unique and original boutiques.
Make sure a Saturday is incorporated into your visit and head for the weekly markets with other bargain hunters, and trawl through vintage clothing gems, handmade jewellery, vinyl records, and heaps of interesting treasure just waiting to be found. Munch on a tempeh burger and stop for a soothing shoulder massage along the way.
When the sun goes down order a signature cocktail an intimate wine bar then absorb the electric vibes of an upcoming rock band. Be thrilled by one of the tiny, upmarket fine dining establishments taking root in the suburb and recount the bargains you found from the day’s shopping.
Whenever you visit Sydney, just make sure that you reserve a day or two to explore Glebe. You won’t regret it.
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