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Local Knowledge: Richard Graham from Sydney

Local Knowledge: Richard Graham from Sydney

Richard Graham is the kind of traveller we identify with. Since the age of five, Richard has travelled to at least one new country every year. Every year. Before starting his tour company, My Sydney Detour, Richard did a 14-month overland trip from Mexico down...
A Local Guide to Eating and Drinking in Sydney

A Local Guide to Eating and Drinking in Sydney

This local guide to eating and drinking in Sydney comes from John Fink, a Sydney restaurateur and director of some of Australia’s best restaurants, including Quay, Bennelong, Otto. We first encountered Mr Fink on Twitter when we were tweeting about our Melbourne restaurant experiences. He tweeted: “Come...
Vivid Sydney, a Festival of Light, Music and Ideas

Vivid Sydney, a Festival of Light, Music and Ideas

Vivid Sydney was never a more appropriate name for a festival. A festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney sees the city’s already dazzling waterfront area spectacularly illuminated by lighting projections and installations while creative events around Sydney light up minds. UPDATE May 2016. Vivid Sydney...
Sydney, It Only Took A Second

Sydney, It Only Took A Second

It only took a second to fall in love with Sydney all over again. Just a glimpse of the glittering harbour and the Sydney Opera House sails through the train window as we pulled into Circular Quay station from the airport. Only a second for...
Staying Connected in Australia

Staying Connected in Australia

One of the biggest challenges for travellers is staying connected in Australia. Surprisingly for a developed nation, Australia has abysmally slow Internet speeds and some archaic telecommunications practices still in place, especially in hotels. Staying connected in Australia can be tricky at the best of times...
Appetizing Australia

Appetizing Australia

Over coming months we’ll be sharing loads of foodie stories with you from appetizing Australia, starting with posts on mouthwatering Melbourne and Sydney, the cities that are home to Australia’s best restaurants, followed by tales from Victoria’s wine regions and foodie destinations such as Orange. So how did...
Last Minute Christmas Tips from Australia’s Finest Chefs

Last Minute Christmas Tips from Australia’s Finest Chefs

I don’t know about you, but we haven’t done anything about preparing for Christmas lunch yet. We’re at Lara’s uncle’s house in Bendigo in Victoria, Australia, and if this Christmas is like others, there’ll be friends and neighbours dropping by. We’re in need of some...