#8 SydneySider – Moon Festival Cabramatta

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There are many reasons why I love living in Sydney and ended up calling it my home.  Firstly, is how multi-cultural this city is and secondly, throughout the year Sydney puts on some amazing free festivals. Since I have known Ian he has been talking about the Moon Festival at Cabramatta.  Not because of the muli-cultural aspect, oh no, but the fact he won a prawn peeling contest one year … Continue reading

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

I have travelled in 201 countries and the strangest thing I’ve seen was Man.

Robert Ripley sounds like he would have been a very interesting man of his time. He travelled the world seeking out all the strange and wonderful oddities that it contained. Can you imagine what the world would have looked like in the 1920s? Ripley would have seen things that would have blown your mind.  I just love his quote: “I have travelled in 201 countries including Hell (Norway), and the … Continue reading

Snorkelling with Seals at Magical Montague Island

Seal at Montague Island

Visiting Montague Island was one of the most magical experiences of my life.  This place is heaven on earth for wildlife nuts: penguins, seals, turns, sharks, if you are lucky dolphins and at certain times of the year even whales. Snorkelling with Seals Our boat moored just off Montague Island near the seal colony and in I jumped with my snorkelling gear.  There were a few seals hanging out in the water – literally – … Continue reading

Where is Sri Venkateswara Temple?

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This weekend I had lots and lots of fun celebrating Lord Ganesha’s birthday.  I joined in the festivities at Sri Venkateswara Temple for the Hindu festival, Ganesh Chaturthi. The first pit stop was the temple canteen to stuff myself silly with yummy South Indian food.  Masala dosa (mahoosive pancakes stuffed with spicy potatoes), idly (rice cakes with very tasty sauces), vada (deep fried rice cakes; very naughty, but nice) and some scrumptious … Continue reading

#7 Sydneysider: An Impromptu Whale Watching Trip

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Before I lived in Sydney, the animals I always associated with Australia, were bouncy kangaroos and cute koala, chewing eucalyptus leaves.  However, between May and November, every year, Australia gets some very special visitors, which made my normal commute to work this week pretty extraordinary. Whilst catching my morning ferry, a humpback whale, popped up literally metres for us and decided to put on a spectacular show.  It kept hitting the … Continue reading