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Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout: a cheaper alternative to the BridgeClimb

17 December 2016
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My parents bought me a gift certificate for the BridgeClimb as a Christmas gift a few years back. It was such a great gift idea and I loved doing the climb, however with prices starting from around $250 it is quite expensive and I’m not sure its something I would have bought for myself. If you’re visiting Sydney on a budget then a great alternative to the BridgeClimb is to visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout...

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10 of my favourite dessert spots in Sydney

27 November 2016
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Most people who know me (or follow me on instagram) will know that I’m a sucker for a good dessert. Sydney is a city that does desserts well and having lived most of my life there I’ve had plenty of opportunities to sample a fair few. It was actually quite difficult to narrow my list of favourite dessert spots down to just ten but here they are: Adriano Zumbo Adriano Zumbo is a patissier whose popularity exploded after appearing on MasterChef Australia with his croquembouche tower and V8 cake...

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Sydney's Secret Garden: Chinese Garden of Friendship

19 November 2016
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I’ve always been guilty of neglecting to visit some of the typical tourist spots in my home town. It wasn’t until I was 18 that I finally visited Bondi Beach for the first time! When I started making plans to move to London I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit these places for much longer so I tried to tick off as many “bucket list” items as I could before leaving Sydney...

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September Re-Cap: Going home to Sydney

1 October 2016
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What’s been happening this month? Early in September London hosted a series of events to mark 350 years since the Great Fire of London. I went to see the fire projections on the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral… View this post on Instagram The dome of St Paul's Cathedral lit up with flame projections as part of #greatfire350, commemorating 350 years since the Great Fire of London 🔥🔥 #londonsburning #greatfireoflondon..

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April Re-cap: A surprise trip to Australia!

3 May 2016
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What’s been happening this month? The big highlight for April was my trip to Sydney. One of my friends was getting married so I flew back for the wedding but I kept it a secret from my parents - only my sister and brothers knew I was coming back. It was pretty difficult to keep it a secret but my mum’s reaction when I walked through the door was priceless and made it all worthwhile...

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Visiting Glenbrook and Blue Mountains National Park, Australia

21 April 2016
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If you follow me on Instagram you probably know I took a brief trip back home to Australia earlier this month. One of my friends was getting married so I flew back for the wedding and surprised my parents who had no idea I was coming. Well done to my sister who managed to keep it a secret for 3 months! We had a rather packed itinerary that didn’t leave a whole lot of time for sightseeing but on a Sunday afternoon my sister took us to Glenbrook for lunch and to check out the Blue Mountains National Park...

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A place you can't get out of your head

31 August 2015
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Having travelled to more than 30 countries, I’ve fallen in love with so many places. Some that I’m longing to go back to and others I’ve returned to multiple times. But there’s one place in particular that has been on my mind a lot lately. Sydney. My hometown. Maybe its the fact that my last visit home was over a year ago. With no plans to go back anytime soon this will be the longest period of time I’ve been out of Australia...

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Looking Back: 2014 in Retrospect

5 January 2015
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At first I wasn’t sure if I would write this post, as I felt like I cut back on traveling a little this year (mostly to do with the amount of time and money I had to invest in getting a new UK visa). But as I started looking back on blog posts and travel photos I was pleasantly surprised to see that I’d still managed to take quite a few trips...

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Playing Tourist in Sydney

9 September 2014
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I had to make a trip back to Sydney in June for a few weeks to apply for my UK Tier 2 visa. I brought my British boy with me and I wanted to do all the typical tourist things as he’s never been to Australia before. Here’s a glimpse at some of the things we got up to. Taronga Zoo Taronga Zoo is a must-see when visiting Australia, with the finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species...

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A Room With A View

3 September 2014
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I’m taking part in a travel link up and the theme for September is ‘A Room with a View’. I’ve stayed in my fair share of hotels over the years, most of the time the views are less than spectacular. Occasionally though I do like to treat myself to a room upgrade. I think this is especially important when you want a relaxing break, waking up in a nice room with a stunning view out the window makes all the difference...