While not a travel adventure, market stalling has been a whirlwind of experiences, along with a great way to meet people from far and wide. I've learned a lot in the past year, and these little nuggets can also apply to other businesses, and (if you think about it) even blogging.
There’s something about Vegas… What would you say that is? The feeling of forgetting reality for a few days. The indulgence as you partake in buffets of tummy-filling, belt-loosening food. Pat and I got that vibe again a week ago.
It is one thing to evaluate prices for accommodation and travel in general relative to the area you are traveling in, but it is another to evaluate those in relation to the cost of living at home. I now perceive budget travel differently after living in Australia.
This is the story of one of my worst rookie mistakes. Just yesterday, I set off in the morning (yes, I actually left the apartment) to visit the Russian Consulate in Sydney. With only a month to go before I hit the road for 3.5 months, I need to get this visa process going... and fast.
I get emails all the time from people asking me where to stay in Sydney, so I think today's post is going to kick off a new regular feature called "Sydney Sleeps". First up: a review of the Cambridge Hotel in Surry Hills -- a mix between young and old in a very convenient location.
Each year, Vivid Sydney lights up the city in art. Buildings become backdrops and colors are everywhere. This is a photo of a couple of friends walking towards the lights. If you like, share around!… Read more
We finally, after over 4 kilometers of walking along moonlit paths further enhanced by the glowsticks on our bodies, reached a peaceful waterhole in the middle of practically nowhere — or at least that’s how it felt.
My first real introduction with Malaysian food in Sydney occurred at Mamak a while back, and it has become a place I love to hit up for some reliable and tasty Malaysian to this day.
As part of the Malaysia Kitchen Blogger Ambassador program, Pat and I hit up Mamak last night before going out… Read more
I used to think I found a large group of Americans in Sydney… that was until July 2nd. This year I actually partook in the July Fourth (on the 2nd) festivities put together by the Americans in Sydney group, and boy I found out there are hundreds of us Americans floating around this great city.… Read more
There’s been nothing quite like the good ol’ American holiday of July 4th to bring out the homesickness in just about every American abroad I know. Talking about barbecues and fireworks has taken over my blog feed lately, but I’ll tell you what, the homesickness factor became apparent in my local circle of friends a little sooner than that.
And… Read more
Many moons ago, Pat and I moved out of our Killara apartment and into his parents’ house. It seemed like a good move because our lease was up and then we had two big international trips to partake in.
We’re now back in Sydney, back in his old bedroom, and we kind of… Read more