Category archives: Sydney

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[...]