Sydney Festival 2013: My 5 tips

Sydney Festival 2013: My 5 tips

It’s time for one of my favourite annual performance festivals in Sydney … the Sydney Festival (www.sydneyfestival.org.au). In 2013 the festival runs from 5 – 27 January. As always it is choc-a-bloc with exciting events, performances and exhibitions. Venues have been selected across Sydney including Darling Harbour, the Domain, Seymour Centre, Sydney Theatre Company, the Recital Hall in Angel Place and many more. There are indoors and...

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Last minute Christmas Shopping in Sydney

Last minute Christmas Shopping in Sydney

Do I hear you say ‘Arrrrrrggghhhhh’? It’s 22 December and you are still shopping for Christmas presents in Sydney? Don’t worry. I’m here to save the day. First of all I am going to be smug and say I finished my shopping by end of November. OUCH! You didn’t have to punch me. Ok, back to the helpful tips … below are a few ideas for last minute gifts that will hopefully get your blood pressure down. All of my tips don’t require...

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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...

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Free Wi-fi in Sydney

Today I saw an article in Social Media News about free wi-fi at Circular Quay Station in Sydney … you learn something every day – http://www.socialmedianews.com.au/cityrail-offering-free-wifi/  I wonder when this will be rolled out to other stations and public transport generally? As one of the readers mentions, Sydney is a bit slow to catch up when it comes to free wi-fi. I have a free wi-fi locator on my iPhone however...

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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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