Sydney

A Love Letter to Sydney, Australia

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Dear Sydney, I fell in love with you as it happens in the books: slowly at the beginning.. and then suddenly all at once. I met you when I could not find myself anymore, but from the very first step I took on your ground I felt like you knew me since I was born. You welcomed me on a windy and warm December night, and gently let me walk through your[...]

What living in Sydney taught me about Freedom

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To my big surprise, cultural shock never hit me when I moved to Australia. Back in 2013, at the age of 28 I had the opportunity to move temporarily from my home country, Guatemala, to the cosmopolitan city of Sydney to study a master's degree for almost 2 years. Although I had traveled overseas by myself before, it was my first time actually living abroad. D[...]

Top 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Sydney

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Whenever I hear travellers in Sydney ask the question 'What do you think of Sydney?' I can’t help but cringe a little. Sydney is made up of so many diverse stories and people, each staking their claim over different neighbourhoods around our ever-growing city. It’s so easy for visitors who drop by to miss the best of what we have to offer. If you’re wond[...]

6 Sydney beaches off the beaten track

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Bondi, Manly, Bronte… The gorgeous beaches that made Sydney famous the world over share the same characteristics: long strips of golden sand, voluptuous waves, turquoise to indigo shades of water… and also, sadly, a tendency to get atrociously crowded on beautiful summer days. And yet, with over 100 beaches sprinkled around the city, Sydney is definitely [...]

10 Things to do in Sydney for Free

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So, I heard the other day that the Aussie dollar crashed a little bit, which will mean that the big land down under's prices may start to seem less steep to us foreigners who so love to visit one of the world's greatest countries. However, it's still not cheap over there by any stretch of the imagination, particularly in the big cities. At the beginni[...]

Take me to the bridge...

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He draws me closer.  His pull is magnetic and powerful yet warm and welcome as I tilt my head to one side and soak up the sight of him.  He is big, tall and strong.  He makes all manner of bold statements.  He is iconic. It is love at first sight. He is a bridge.  The Sydney Harbour Bridge. There have been other bridges - The Golden Gate, Brooklyn[...]

The Icebergs, Sydney

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When I think of Australian beaches, it’s usually beautiful stretches of sand, rolling luscious surf, babes of both gender laying out to bake, and the odd irrational but understandable fear of jellyfish, sharks, etc lurking in the unknown depths. I love the beach, but sometimes when you want to get some serious swimming done and get that blood pumping, a pool[...]

The Tea Parlour: A Sydney treasure

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The hustle and bustle of Sydney, Australia can really be overwhelming and send a girl in a tizz, making a travelette need a cosy place to just have a cup of tea and rest their sore feet. Where better than the quaint Tea Parlour? This little gem tucked in the Redfern inner-city suburb of Sydney is a ladies place to sip, nibble and revel in the delights of all[...]