The blog of photographer Jerrad Matthew. 

Rainy Day Tourist

On my first day in Sydney, it rained. And rained.... and rained. While still operating solely on the restless sleep of the 15-hour red-eye that got me there, there wasn't much to do other than tour the neighborhood surrounding my hotel. Honestly this excuse to lay low was welcome. Lucky for me, the Cambridge Hotel of Surry Hills in Sydney is located right in the city's gay district with plenty of cute shops and restaurants.

A lot of my first hours here in Australia have been spent relaxing and recuperating from travel in my very cute hotel room.  I did spend some rain-soaked time wandering around, picking up groceries and visiting shops.  I got to drop in on the flagship store and headquarters of the underwear brand Teamm8, a new partner we recently started working with at Underwear Nation.

I got out again after the sun had set to explore a little casual night life.  During a little break in the rain, I wandered into a little placed called Mad Pizza to enjoy a delicious thin-crust pizza and a Sydney Brewery Cider.  Then it was off to Stonewall for two beers and what was surely one of the worst drag shows I've ever witnessed!

Shopping, groceries, pizza, beer and drag shows.  So far, Sydney feels just like home!