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Rocks Discovery Museum or take an authentic Aboriginal cultural cruise in Sydney Harbour aboard a floating work of native art. For lunch, Braid recommends the crocodile, kangaroo and emu pizza at the Australian Hotel. After a tour or performance at the famed opera house, hang out in the bar for uninterrupted views of the harbor's sparkling lights. Saturdays are ideally spent shopping in Paddington Markets' 200 stalls that sell Australian-made goods, Braid says. Stoke up first by ordering a bacon and egg roll with barbecue sauce and a flat white coffee at his favorite breakfast boutique, 5 Ways. The best pub fare is at the Four-in-Hand, while the Ivy, with its seven bars in one, is a must-stop for cocktails. Another possibility is lunch at the Sydney Seafood Market, where you can pick your piscine favorite and have it cooked to order harbor side. Braid recommends the Balmain Bugs, a local rock lobster. Two other neighborhoods worth a wander are Darling Harbour and Woolloomooloo. Animal lovers hoping for close encounters with indigenous Australian critters that start with a "K" — kangaroo, koala and kookaburra — can make tracks for the Taronga Zoo, where they will also glimpse unusual native species like the wombat, platypus and Tasmanian Devil. Hang Ten "I miss the beach most," says Braid, who grew up in the suburb of Bondi Beach, east of the city. Named after the Aboriginal word meaning 1103167 11/11 WINTER 2012-2013 To know the Market To listen to your Needs To work for You Ted Goldsmith BALLANTYNE OFFICE: 704-576-3637 This New Year's, uncork some extra money. Wil Brooks, Agent 12610 N. Community House Rd. Charlotte, NC 28277 Bus: 704-542-0825 Out with the old, over-priced auto policy – in with State Farm.® Start 2013 off right, with some new-found car insurance savings from State Farm. happier than that? GET TO A BETTER STATE. ™ CALL AN AGENT OR VISIT US ONLINE TODAY. ® What could make the new year State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company, Bloomington, IL BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 87

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