Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 17

Gearing Up For The Great Outdoors at Paddy Pallin

We were recently reminded of the value of good old-fashioned in-store service when gearing up for the great outdoors at Paddy Pallin in Sydney. But I’m getting ahead of myself… The first time we went overseas – it seems like an eternity ago – we went on a six-week backpacking trip around Mexico. In those …

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Aug 10

A Local Guide to Sydney Architecture

The Sydney Opera House is Sydney’s most recognisable asset. Every time we return to Sydney and we see it, we’re home. The story behind the commissioning and construction of the Sydney Opera House is a narrative that leaves few participants with any honour in the creation of one of the world’s most recognisable structures. The …

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Aug 10

Ramadan Around The World

As the holy month of Ramadan is currently underway we thought we’d provide a guide for those of you travelling this month as to how this month of dawn to sunset fasting is observed in diverse ways in different Islamic countries and Muslim communities around the world. Australia As we’ve just spent time in Australia, …

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Aug 07

Campsie Food Festival, Sydney

If further proof than Haymarket’s Chinatown or ‘Little Asia’ was needed to attest to Sydney’s multiculturalism and reign as an ethnic foodie capital, Campsie Food Festival offered it. I hadn’t been to Campsie in many years and when I was last there it was for a long lunch at the family home of a Sicilian friend. …

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Aug 06

Experiencing a Taste of Asia in Chinatown Sydney

Once upon a time a visit to Chinatown Sydney was all about Chinese food – and Cantonese primarily, as most of Australia’s early Chinese migrants came from Southern China, and later from Hong Kong and Macau. These days it’s about experiencing a taste of Asia in Chinatown, as cuisines and cultures from all over the …

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