100 Days in lockdown

We have officially passed 100 days in lockdown. Yes, we are still in lockdown but the end of the tunnel seems close. We're now waiting for our state to reach 70% of the adult population to be vaccinated before places start opening and mingling between households will be allowed. The expected date is 11 October. …

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Birds Eye View From The Sydney Tower Eye

One humble evening in October 2020, I decided to go and get Maccas (or McDonalds) for dinner. Little did I know that this humble evening would lead me to the tallest building in Sydney. Maccas were running their annual monopoly game where eligible purchases means you get ticket stubs where you can potentially win free …

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Day Trip to the Southern Highlands, NSW Australia

I have travelled alone internationally and domestically but the final frontier was to travel alone in my own state. This was accomplished a few weeks back. I took some leave from work, packed an esky and off I drove for a day trip to the Southern Highlands. I love travelling alone. I like taking the …

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Local’s Guide: What You Need To Know About Sydney

Expectations when travelling can be more of a curse than a blessing. Especially if you've had to travel all the way to the other side of the world. Sydney by definition starts on the coast and extends about 70km west (just before the Blue Mountains). Yes, it's huge! Unlike many big European cities (I'm looking …

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Pandemic Deconfinement from Australia

Deconfinement: to be out of the state of confinement or restrained movement. (sortie d'un état de confinement où les mouvements sont restreints ; retour à une possible circulation des personne). Our world here is slowly awakening from the social distancing measures that were put into place for COVID-19. Granted, Australia was lucky. Our Government had …

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A Local’s Guide: How To Catch Public Transport In Sydney, Australia

One of the challenges whilst travelling is having to learn how to navigate another town's public transport system. Some are quite easy (eg. Singapore, Barcelona or even Paris) whilst others are abit harder (eg buses!). As a local and public transport catcher in Sydney for most of my life, I've seen the city change from …

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Visiting the 12 Apostles on a day trip from Melbourne, Australia

One of the ‘must see’ trips when in Victoria, Australia is to see the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road. The 12 Apostles, for those who have never heard about them, are limestone structures off the coast of the Port Campbell National Park. As they had been formed naturally, the very elements that had …

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