#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

#5 Sydneysider – The Newtown Festival

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One of my favourite suburbs in Sydney is Newtown.  It attracts a slightly alternative community; where you find students hanging out, people with mad pink or dreadlocked hairdos, and a few goths thrown into the equation; it’s where grunginess is cool. Newtown is a great place on weekends to just to chill out at, drink chai, chomp down on some great veggie food or browse through the eclectic mix of … Continue reading

#4 Sydneysider – Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Waverley to Bronte to Coogee to Bronte to Bondi to Waverley.  Absolutely exhausted, but after many years of wanting to do it, I finally did the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk; well to be pedantic Coogee to Bondi,  plus a wee bit more.  It’s a 6 km walk from Bondi to Coogee, the path hugging stunning cliffs and beaches, but according to Runkeeper I managed an impressive 15km. It was … Continue reading

#3 Sydneysider – The Manly Jazz Festival

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For this week’s “blogging at home” series, I decided to do a photo blog of the Manly Jazz Festival.   Jazz is not generally my cup of tea, but it was a glorious weekend and I usually stumble across some music palatable to my ears :o) And the best thing, it’s FREE!!!! Info: The Manly Jazz Festival is held every year on the October long weekend in Manly, Sydney.  The festival takes over the Corso and the ocean … Continue reading

#2 Sydneysider – 9k Bridge Run

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Sydney is such a great city to live in, I decided to share some of the cool things I do here as an expat and to give you some ideas if you ever find yourself wandering down under. Welcome to #2 in the “blogging at home” series. Yesterday, I joined 34,000 people who gave up their Sunday morning lie in, to instead lace up their trainers, as part of the … Continue reading