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Two years ago, I lived for a few weeks in Sydney. Although, Sydney wasn’t really my city, given that I’m a Melbourne girl, I fell in love with the neighborhood I was living in; Glebe. Described by the person selling the neighborhood to me ‘Glebe is a little bohemian neighborhood with many bookstores, cafes, and pubs’.
Two years later I find myself in Sydney again, but now in Manly. After a couple of weeks, I gather enough energy to leave Manly and take the ferry to ‘mainland’ Sydney to visit Glebe. I’ve been visiting mainland Sydney before to places like Newtown, but I never went back to Glebe.
I get really excited as soon as I approach the neighborhood, and I can’t wait to discover what’s new and what’s gone.
The first store I see is a gemstone store, which I love as I collect gemstones, so that’s a great start. I walk further and recognize most of the cafes, pubs, and shops. That feels good!
I’d usually have lunch at Madame Frou Frou or Astor, and went to Madame Frou Frou for lunch this time. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as I remembered like the cafes now has a different owner or something.
It looks a bit ran down, and the table and cutlery were all filthy… I literally used my hands to eat and had to ask them to clean the table. I’d definitely not recommend it anymore to anyone! There was another healthy place that’s Italian, but the owners were taking a holiday break.