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Go beyond the Opera House-take an urban walkabout from Bondi Beach to the Blue Mountains. If Sydney´s famed opera house is a sailing ship, then the city truly is an essential port of call on any global itinerary. The largest city in Oceania and an Asia-Pacific powerhouse, Sydney is a diverse mix of new urban cool and classic refinement, with some of the best beaches in the world thrown in for good measure. Monocle has gone down under to guide you on a fresh journey from the sights and sounds of the waterfront, to the shops and fine dining of Darling Harbour, and on to the new antipodean hipness in Kings Cross. Stopping to sample the best flat white along the way, the Monocle team will lead you on a walkabout to the best exurban excursions and help you find the neighborhood gems that only the locals know about. Uncover a side of Sydney you never knew. It´s your turn now, mate.
With its picture-perfect terrace houses, enviable cache of cultural hotspots and more sleek coffee shops than you can shake a bag of finely ground beans at, it´s little wonder that Melburnians regularly claim their bayside city to be the most liveable in the world. Add to the mix a first-rate food scene and an abounding wine region on its doorstep and you may just find yourself agreeing with the Melburnians loving their city. The Monocle Travel Guide to Melbourne will lead you down our favourite laneways, drop by the cutting-edge galleries shaking up the city´s art scene and show you where to marvel at modernist architecture. We´ve also rounded up the independent retailers stocking the most covetable Aussie-made take-homes and sifted through the city´s cafés, restaurants and bars to find the finest establishments in which to order a perfectly poured flat white, top-notch tucker and a light and peppery glass of pinot noir. Melbourne´s weather may be erratic at best - the old adage of the city cycling through four seasons in one day is one to be heeded - but we´ll give you plenty of reasons to hit the streets come rain, shine or hammering hail. The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. It also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents-in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm-as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. This team´s deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.
We push past the colourful chaos and Frida Kahlo merchandise to find the city´s tastiest tacos and the retailers breathing new life into classic crafts. Quesadillas sizzling on street corners outside cosy coffee shops; mariachi in sequined sombreros serenading late-night revellers; tower blocks casting long shadows over baroque churches and Aztec ruins studded with cacti. Mexico City simultaneously conforms to every stereotype and challenges every preconception with shameless self-assurance. Unconventional, ever-changing and utterly beguiling, this megalopolis is an endless parade of sights, sounds and smells. It somehow manages to feel intimate despite its gargantuan size but good guidance is still essential - and this is where the Monocle Travel Guide to Mexico City steps in. We lead you to our favourite mural-splashed buildings and the best places in which to practise your salsa - ending up in a dimly lit mezcal bar or two for good measure. If you´re going to pay a visit to the Mexican capital, this is a good place to start. All that´s left to do is dust off your dancing shoes and join the fiesta. Órale, amigos! The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. It also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents-in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm-as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. This team´s deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.