New South Wales

#2: Going Inside the Sydney Opera House

The Opera House seems to be the Eiffel Tower of Sydney: it’s the most recognized landmark in the city, the thing that you see upon arriving and think—Yes. I’m here. I got a little giddy as I spotted the trademark white, swooping arches as my plane landed in Sydney.

March 14, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Glebe

Once I booked my ticket to Sydney, I messaged an Australian girl who I had met on a bike tour in Munich a couple of years ago about grabbing a drink. In typical, full-on, Aussie friendliness, she first invited me on a trip to Thailand (that left the day after I arrived for two weeks)–and […]

March 9, 2011 Continue reading…

Coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee

The coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee is a fabulous way to get a bit of exercise with a gorgeous backdrop. As usual, I’m glad I packed both my umbrella and my sunglasses: stormy skies closed down the beaches, but the sun was shining by the time I ended.

March 7, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach quickly became my beach of choice, being named after one of my favorite authors and also being host to the oldest surf live-saving club in the world. Thus, I feel perfectly inspired to read my book and quite safe if I do decide to dip my toes in the sparkling water.

March 2, 2011 Continue reading…

Welcome to Sydney: a review of Sydney Harbour YHA

The Sydney Harbour YHA is the perfect introduction to this sprawling city. I only stayed for a night, but I would have happily stayed for many more if I didn’t have a friend who offered up her room for free while she’s vacationing in Thailand for a few weeks. Here’s my round-up on one of […]

February 21, 2011 Continue reading…