Tag Archives: Australia

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

The Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk is my must do for all visitors to Sydney. I put it above the Opera House. I could bore you with descriptions of azure water, golden beaches and soaring cliffs, but that just sounds cliché. Instead, I’ve put together a little photo essay. The photos were all taken onContinue Reading

Shark Island micro-brewery: Interview with James Peeble

Shark Island micro-brewery: Interview with James Peeble

Interview with James Peebles from Shark Island micro-brewery, in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire. As a moonlighting bartender in a typical Sydney pub, I can spot a tourist a mile off. They typically exhibit disorientation when nobody escorts them to a table, uncertainty about where to place their order, hesitancy about approaching the bar – all familiarContinue Reading

Jailbreak Radio – A Radio Lifeline for Inmates

Jailbreak Radio – A Radio Lifeline for Inmates

Jailbreak Radio gives a voice to some of the most isolated people in Australian society – prison inmates, their families and friends. It provides information on health issues pertinent to people in prison as well as connecting them to the outside community through powerful music, poetry and stories. I’ve included below a few stories andContinue Reading

USA / Australia – Talia Friedman

USA / Australia – Talia Friedman

Talia Friedman has moved around a lot her whole life and doesn’t really feel like she has a home country. She’s also travelled extensively; she’s up to 65 countries and counting. I was born in….Johannesburg, South Africa. My parents moved us to Canada when I was 9. I lived in four different cities in Canada, put in a stint asContinue Reading

Finding Your Identity in Sydney’s Coffee Scene

Finding Your Identity in Sydney’s Coffee Scene

Coffee? Ah, the question uttered many a minute all over Sydney. It implies a chance to take a break, have a chat and get caffeinated. Three things we all very much like to do. Coffee was once a simple matter of dissolving a teaspoonful of powdery stuff in boiled water, and adding a splash ofContinue Reading

The Public Library: A Festival of Knowledge and Ideas, Every Day of the Year

The Public Library: A Festival of Knowledge and Ideas, Every Day of the Year

If you’re lucky enough to visit Sydney when our many festivals are on, such as Sydney Festival, Art and About, Vivid, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Biennale of Sydney and Sydney Film Festival and so on, you will be immersed in ideas, ideas and more ideas! We’re all loving Vivid at the moment. It’s an 18 dayContinue Reading

Adelaide – The Highlights

Adelaide – The Highlights

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia is the fifth largest city in Australia. A mere 2 hour flight from Sydney, my home town, landed me in Adelaide for a five day adventure-packed trip. Adelaide airport is close to the heart of the city. It will take you around 20 minutes by taxi, convenient if you do planContinue Reading

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Surfing in Fluro for Mental Health

Walking by South Bondi (or “SOBO” as locals refer to it) early on a Friday morning you’d be forgiven for assuming the guys in sexy skintight banana and tiger onesies and girls in bright neon swimsuits paired with extravagantly bright hair accessories are still out partying from the night before. But no – what you’reContinue Reading

Sri Lankan Restaurants in Sydney

Sri Lankan Restaurants in Sydney

It’s been five years since I moved to Sydney to attend university (I’m from Sri Lanka), and whilst the choice of international food is limitless, there is always that sudden urge to have something Sri Lankan. Nothing really compares to a home cooked meal, and in my search for quick methods to make a mealContinue Reading

Art After Hours in Sydney

Art After Hours in Sydney

If you’re anything like me and always on the hunt for fun things to do on weeknights that don’t involve drinking in noisy pubs alongside sweaty suits, you’ll love “Art After Hours” at Sydney’s Art Gallery of NSW on Wednesday nights. Art After Hours is one of my favourite things about working in the city ofContinue Reading

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