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From the harbour to the bay – and Anglo-French relations

This tour of Sydney is quickly turning into a trip down memory lane. Not deliberately, but because I really have seen lots of Sydney – and have family connections to it. Even though I haven’t been through the Opera House yet, I decided to leave the city and travel to Botany Bay. Another major landmark …

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Sydney’s No 1 tourist attractions

If you’re going to experience Sydney you might as well start at the beginning , a very good place to start so they say. And for modern Sydney the beginning is The Rocks. I’ve always loved Australian history, but even in primary school was a bit disquieted about the glossing over of any reference to …

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Lesson No 1 – Public transport ticketing in Sydney is a nightmare

I love outback Australia. I’ve done a few trips to various places and am planning my next, but in the meantime I figured if I can’t get out and travel, then how about I bring travel to me? So I’m sightseeing in my home city. As with many tourists, I decided to take in some …

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Tourism at home

I’m travelling while still staying at home. When I was younger, my mother always said that when you live somewhere you never bother to really see it. She was right (but don’t ever tell her I said that). Really seeing your own city is not something we often do, probably figuring that we can do …

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Who is really getting all that social security?

This is a decidedly political blog. My new year’s wish this year was for a kinder, gentler facebook. I was sick of posts that just fed hatred for particular groups or even individuals. Unfortunately, during the Australian election it seems to be getting worse. So I’m going to go out on a limb here – …

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Featured photo – Storm coming

The dramatic backdrop of the gathering stormclouds provides a sense of impending doom to the silhouetted tree branches. Be quick to take advantage of this exclusive offer to buy one of only 300 prints of this photo – framed, signed, numbered and with a certificate of authenticity – for only $375.00 Measuring 64cm x 86 …

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