You are the gem of the south, gleaming your beauty brightly and beckoning me to explore.
I love the shape of the Opera House, the line of the Harbour Bridge, the light that draws your skyline and the warmth of people in this city.
When I close my eyes, I see the waves of Bondi Beach, I feel the ocean breeze through my hair, and I smell the sea from the bottom of my heart.
Under the flourishing blooms of purple jacaranda, I wander on the winding streets of the inner city. I take a sip of the coffee from Surry Hills’s café, I pass by the trendy designer stores at Paddington, and I stop at the Galleries of UNSW Paddington Campus.
Chasing the yellow star in the sky, it directs me up the path of the university mall to the tree of knowledge of the John Niland Scientia Building at UNSW. This beautiful campus is where my dream starts, where I am guided by mentors, where I meet like-minded people who support my growth as the person that I want to be.
Dear Sydney, I can’t wait to see you!
(Thanks to the City of Sydney and Destination NSW for supplying images and footage.)