Tag Archives: Sydney

A tale of two cities …A stranger at home ?

Have you ever gone back home after a couple of years away? Did you see things through new eyes ? I am back in Australia for a couple of weeks, to attend the wedding of some friends and to do … Continue reading

Posted in Latitudes and attitudes, Random musings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

It’s different up the front end !

It’s going to be hard to travel cattle class again after yesterdays flight ! Travelling business class was so different that I almost felt I was on another aeroplane. Starting with the priority boarding, then once I had turned left … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Thailand, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Hostel review : Collaroy Beach YHA, Sydney

Just a quick review of the YHA hostel at Collaroy Beach, on Sydney’s northern beaches, where I stayed for a couple of weeks. It’s in a great location, just over the road from the beach, so it is very popular … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Random musings, Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Life’s a beach ….

Quick pop quiz : Which are Australia’s two most famous beaches ? One would probably be Bondi : And the other ? Whitehaven in the Whitsundays ? Cable Beach, Broome ? Or how about “Summer Bay” : The fictional beach … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Photography, Random musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A taste of Thailand in Sydney.

I’ve spent the last couple of days in Sydney before flying to Bangkok tomorrow, staying at the Sydney Central YHA. Anyone familiar with Sydney would know that there has been a Chinatown district for decades, and various other Asian restaurants … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Random musings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

I love my fish-eye

When I was suffering from Gear Acquisition Syndrome one of the earliest items I bought was a fish-eye lens. I’ve always liked the eyecatching effect but could never justify the cost of the Nikon item for a “toy” lens, until … Continue reading

Posted in Gear, Landscape, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment