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Things To Do in Sydney – Chosen by Locals

by Globetrooper Todd | 6 Responses
Things to Do in Sydney

We could tell you to visit the Opera House, climb atop the Harbour Bridge, visit Bondi Beach… but then you’d spend most of your time with other tourists.

Instead, we’ve put together a list of things to do in Sydney from a local’s perspective. These are places where you’ll meet real Sydneysiders while taking advantage of real Sydney gems. Not surprisingly, most of them involve a short trip out of Sydney.

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Posted in Australia | July 27th, 2010

Want a Useful Education? Skip University.

Education Abroad

We enter this world as newborns with an insatiable curiosity. Because suddenly, snatched from the comfort of the womb, we’re dropped into this foreign world where everything is new: the sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes, everything. But as we grow, and as we ‘mature’, … Continue reading →

7 Tips for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

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Couch Surfing

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Travel Partners Wanted: Weekly Update (28 Jun ’10)

Wanted Travel Partners

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Cheap Flights

In Part 1, I talked about earning frequent flyer points and a few ways to earn them more quickly. In Part 2, I’ll discuss how to use points in the most efficient manner. This is important because there are many restrictions and many tricks to … Continue reading →

HOW TO: Actually Get Cheap Flights Using Airline Frequent Flyer Programs – Part 1

Cheap Flights

First thing you have to realise is this: Airlines offer frequent flyer programs because they are massively profitable. And since they’re profitable, the average consumer is losing out. But a rare few travellers do actually benefit from them. So I’m going to tell you exactly … Continue reading →

Travel Partners Wanted: Weekly Update (21 Jun ’10)

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You know what I love about global travel? Observing and analysing the nuances that underpin a different culture, one that’s a world apart from my own. When I look at something and think, “Hey, that’s so odd, but it’s so much better than how we … Continue reading →

Laundromats, Vegemite, and a week of Clean Panties

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I don’t want to come off sounding like a spoiled brat, but I’ve always lived in houses with a laundry. You know… sink, washing machine, clothes dryer, ironing board; all that conventional wifey stuff. This makes me a laundromat virgin. I’ve seen these laundromat places … Continue reading →