Where to get the best coffee in Surry Hills

Where to get the best coffee in Surry Hills

Introduction The below is a guest blog post from Kate Dorrell on where to find the best coffee in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills. Kate is a public relations and social media whiz (www.katedorrell.com), budding short film maker (www.youtube.com/user/katedorrell), dabbling cartoonist, excellent runner and one of my besties.     Where to get the best coffee in Surry Hills Guest Blogger: Kate Dorrell Surry Hills has earned a reputation...

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Surprise! Entertaining Sydney visitors on a budget

Surprise! Entertaining Sydney visitors on a budget

A friend of mine has an overseas visitor and asked me what she should do while they are in Sydney. So … here are my top 10 things to do and see in and around Sydney – whether you have a visitor or want to step into holiday mode. My tips, as always, take a thrifty slant. Prices are correct as of the date of this post. Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly - Manly is on the north side of Sydney Harbour. You can get there by bus or car...

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My Sydney New Year’s Resolutions

My Sydney New Year’s Resolutions

So it’s 2012. Weren’t we all supposed to have rocket packs and robot servants by now? Below is a list of my 5 New Year’s resolutions for Sydney tourist activities. The items are activities and place I’ve been talking about for years but have never got to. Maybe if I write it down it will make me actually go! 1. Bridge Climb Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge (aka Bridge Climb – http://www.bridgeclimb.com.au/) has been on my list...

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Sydney’s Rainy Christmas 2011: A wash out

Sydney’s Rainy Christmas 2011: A wash out

What is going on with this weather?! Sydneysiders and tourists, we have been ripped off this Summer and Christmas season! Lucky there are lots of things to do out of the rain in Sydney. Below are 5 suggestions to entertain you while keeping dry over the Summer. 1. Shopping There is no end of shopping options throughout Sydney. For fashion bargains I like DFO in Homebush (www.dfo.com.au) and Birkenhead Point...

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10 tips for Sydney on a budget

10 tips for Sydney on a budget

Who’s suffering from a case of mortgage stress or empty wallets yet want to get out and about in Sydney? Are you like me? Is your bank balance or mortgage stressing you out? I bet there are a few heads nodding. I bought my first home a year ago and my heart sinks each time I open my online banking. I know how difficult it is to get out and about in Sydney when you are travelling, entertaining visitors, or going out with friends on a...

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5 things to do in Sydney this Winter

5 things to do in Sydney this Winter

1. Winterlight – Go ice skating in Parramatta! I kid you not I never thought I would ever mutter those words. Church St Mall will host an outdoor ice rink during the July school holidays during a new festival called Winterlight. For more information go to – http://bit.ly/lHZcXy Right next to the train station so very easy to get to. No word yet as to how much this will cost.  The opening night is on 30 June at 6pm. Opening...

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