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We are commonly asked about the types of accommodations we stay in while we travel.  And while we normally opt to stay in the cheapest option a location has to offer, every once in a while we...

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After a rainy weekend in Brisbane, we are ready for some sun! The forecast for the week looks better and we’ve seen enough of the city, so we spontaneously added a week in Gold Coast, about an...

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Alissa and I are big fans of all things comedy, and we were thrilled when comedian Ronny Chieng invited us to come see his set at the 5th Annual Brisbane Comedy Festival.  The festival has...

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We arrived in Brisbane on Thursday evening from the Solomon Islands and figured out the train to get our Airbnb host’s apartment in Coorpooroo. Back in the world of hot water, we caught up on...

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Central Sydney and Manly Beach

February 11, 2013

For our last 2 nights here in Sydney, we decided to stay in the heart of the city, and spend some time sightseeing. We walked a lot, through central Sydney, Hyde Park, Botanical Gardens, Sydney...

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Sydney’s Bondi Beach

February 9, 2013

Our first impression of Bondi Beach was that is it exactly like its described: sprawling, popular, beautiful, full of crashing waves, with a fun, laid-back atmosphere. The beach is the closest one to the center...

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Sydney’s Coastal Walk

February 9, 2013

We’ve been in Sydney for two days, and most of our time has been spent exploring the beaches. With some help from TripAdvisor and our Airbnb hosts we found the Coastal Walk, a 6 km trail from Coogee Beach to Bondi...

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Our First Cricket Match

February 9, 2013

It’s our fourth day here in Sydney and we spent the entire morning walking around the city center, exploring the urban parks and weaving our way through the hordes of business people.  At about 1:30pm...

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Sydney First Impressions

February 7, 2013

We landed in Sydney this week, and after a few days, here are a few first impressions: The city feels wonderfully tropical. The sun, smells from the many trees and parks, and breeze from the...

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