Digging up Sydney’s dirt

The good thing about living in Sydney for a while, is that you have the time to see all the smaller and lesser known activities around the city. If I were a tourist on a busy schedule, I wouldn’t have visited the small Justice & Police museum. During a weekend with too much time on…

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Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges stretch out over 400km, so if you want to make the most of it, stay for at least a week. Many of it can only be done by 4WD drive though, but there are still some good options for regular cars as well. Via the town of Hawker you can drive to…

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Big bad Bundanoon part 1

Sydney made me restless. What happens when I’m restless? I’m sitting in my apartment getting frustrated. So I needed a break. I had to get out of the city, into the country. Not having a car, I check place along the train lines. My eye fell on Bundanoon, with one train connection per day. The…

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Quirky, quiet Quorn

Walking around in Quorn is like walking in a movie without extras. The streets are super wide, massive, empty and dusty. It’s like a movie has been filmed here and the set has been abandoned. Several Australian movies have been filmed here, like Wolf Creek and Gallipoli. Don’t forget to go celebrity spotting in the…

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Mirroring the gardens

Subway stations are often pretty dull places where people come to get from A to B. Sometimes you have to walk through long, dark tunnels to get from one train to the next. Luckily a lot of cities are changing this by decorating the waiting areas and walkways. This is a shot of a cool…

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Escape to funky Cockatoo Island

From Sydney you can take a ferry to Cockatoo island, a small island that used to be a jail and is now mainly a quirky spot for art and camping. It’s been there for years, but was only developed for tourism in 2007 and is a hit with both tourists and locals since. The island…