Although I also walked in Sydney surroundings — Bondi Beach, La Perouse, Wollongong, Kiama, — I spent most of my time in the Central Business District (CBD), the business and commercial district by excellence. Here, among the skyscrapers and other modern buildings, there is a XIX century structure that occupies an entire block. It is the Queen Victoria Building. Built to work as a market, it was voted to abandon in the 60’s and 70’s of the twentieth century and was on the verge of demolition. Fortunately, that didn’t happen. After a thorough restoration process, the building reopened its doors to the public at the end of the 80’s and is today a reference in the city. Besides the architectural beauty of it, the commerce is of high quality and the small coffees and diners are precious. It was right here that I decided to have a snack in a rainy afternoon, but I would have to hold the hunger a bit longer. Because on the way there I passed by Sarah who was reading and I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to ask her for a photo. The book she had with her is named “Smart Brain, Healthy Brain”. “I went to a bookstore, saw the book and thought it was interesting”, she explained. “My mother had memory problems and I thought it would be good if I could do something to prevent that to happening to me. On the same occasion I bought another book, because I read every day, mostly novels of more literary bent. A while ago I finished reading once more “Love in the time of cholera”, that I love. Happy to have found someone that shares my enthusiasm for this novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquéz (I also read it twice) and content to have another reader in Sydney, the coffee and the apple strudel with ice cream tasted even better.