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ALEX'S PERSONAL PICKS & TIPS Alex Braid, who grew up in Bondi Beach and graduated from the University of Sydney, is director of operations for Advanced Markets, a currency trading company with offices in Bal- lantyne Corporate Park. In addition to his comments in the main story, here are his personal picks and tips when it comes to visiting his hometown. AIRLINE: Qantas. Connect through Dallas, not Los Angeles, to save time and money. HOTELS: Business: The Westin in the city business district. Budget: The Wake- Up! near Grand Central Station. Fun: Revesis in Bondi Beach. Splurge: The Park Hyatt near The Rocks at the Sydney Opera House. DINING: Download the Good Food Guide, which ranks restaurants by number of hats. Check out The Sky Phoenix in the city for Yum Cha for Asian tapas served brunch style. Alex Braid BARS: The Opera Bar for uninterrupted views of the city and harbor. BEER: Drink Cooper's; no one drinks Foster's. GOLF: St. Michael's on Little Bay, a public course traversing the sea cliffs. MEMENTOS: Aboriginal art, leather work boots from R.A. Williams (they'll last you a lifetime) and outback jackets from Driza- Bone. VISAS: Needed in addition to a passport, but you can apply online. TIPPING, ETC.: No tipping. Driving is on the left. Smallest bill is $5, so be prepared to handle a lot of coins. The Office You Need. Convenient, Hassle-Free & Move-In Ready. YourOffice@Ballantyne A Smarter Way to Office. A Great Place to Work. • 0UZ[HU[ VMMPJLZ M\SS` M\YUPZOLK Z[HMMLK HUK LX\PWWLK • -SL_PISL [LYTZ YLU[ I` OV\Y KH` ^LLR TVU[O VY `LHY • 4LKPH 9LHK` *VUMLYLUJL 9VVT )VHYK 9VVT HUK :LTPUHY 9VVT • =PKLV JVUMLYLUJPUN H]HPSHISL • =PY[\HS VMMPJL WYVNYHTZ HZ SV^ HZ TV Call today at 704.944.3200 LTHPS! ,SSLU :WLSSTHU'@V\YVMMPJL JVT WINTER 2012-2013 Ballantyne One Building - 1VOU 1 +LSHUL` +Y :\P[L ;V\Y 6\Y *LU[LY 5V^ O[[W! ^^^ 6ILV JVT BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 89 Photo by Ray Sepesy

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