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Sep 02 2013

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Tourism at home

Sydney Harbour, south headI’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 that anytime.

But unless we make it happen, anytime doesn’t always eventuate, so now I’m doing the tourist thing at home.

Over the next few weeks I’m going to do some touristy things in Sydney. The purpose is not just to see Sydney, but to see it from a tourists point of view.

How easy is it to get around, what are the sights like, what does it cost, and, importantly, what are Sydney people like?

I’m going to test out some of the tourist experiences, and I’ll be writing it all up in my blog. And hopefully taking some interesting photos.

Parramatta RiverI’m looking for experiences that are both iconic tourist experiences, plus some that are perhaps not so well known.

I’ve already picked what I’m going to do over the next two days, and they’ll be written up this week. But I’m looking for more, so I’m open to suggestions.

To start with, tomorrow will be a lot of walking. I’ve downloaded two “self-guided walking tours” and the camera battery is on charge. I think I’d better dig out the comfortable shoes.

 

PS: Nobody is paying me to do this so you can be sure that whatever I write will be my real experience – good, bad or indifferent.

 

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