Why most tourists miss out on the real Sydney

I'm guilty of it myself. Lured into tourist traps, led by clever advertising and "10 things to do in Sydney" lists. But what if there was more to the city than just the Opera House, Darling Harbour and Bondi Beach. What if the best beach was a short stroll from its more popular Manly version, the best place for a burger sits in the high street of a North Shore suburb or the best place to pick up a bargain sits under the bridge? When ...

Top 100 Travellers on Social Media 2014

Top 100 Travellers on Social Media 2014

Thanks to the guys and girls at chillisauce who has placed us in the top 100 travellers on social media 2014. Always nice to be mentioned in these kind of things especially as we are in very good company. ...

The view from Harbourside Apartments, Sydney

Bed Bugs and Brothels to Boats and Bridges

Our Sydney adventure could not have got off to a more surreal beginning. Within days we have gone from bed bug bites in the seedy Kings Cross area to a harbour view apartment in the leafy suburb of McMahons Point. Welcome to Kings Cross, Sydney Kings Cross is a horrible place. Its main street is lined with bars, nightclubs and strip clubs every few doors with its employees casually smoking on a cigarette outside during the afternoon hours. Our first stroll down the main road ...

Sydney Opera House and city

Sydney and I, we have history

I can't pinpoint the exact moment it happened, yet I remember the first time I saw Sydney Opera House on television and promised myself that one day I'd see it in person. As I embark on a new adventure in moving to Sydney this isn't the first time I've been to this far away place. The first visit Just a little over ten years ago my dream of visiting Sydney came true as part of a three week trip around the world. Though the three ...

Getting our 457 Australian Work Visas

As with any entry into Australia we require a visa, and in our case an Employer Sponsored Worker (457) visa. The whole process takes place online and is both simple and unnerving at the same time. The application Having taken advice from someone who had recently been through the process I'd already began to dig out everything that I thought would be needed to make our application. Amongst them were: Education Qualifications (GCSEs & A Levels) Professional Qualifications (in my case my website management certificate ...