Sydney Journals

Sydney Bits and Pieces

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A February 2010 trip to Sydney by LenR

Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport Photo, Sydney, Australia More Photos
Quote: My other Sydney journals cover accommodation, restaurants, shopping, transportation and Darling Harbour. This journal’s collection of reviews and stories is designed to let you get more from your Sydney visit and understand some other aspects of this exciting city.

Sydney Harbour-Port Jackson

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Sydney Harbour-Port Jackson Photo, Sydney, Australia
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Port Jackson, containing Sydney Harbour, is sometimes referred to as the most beautiful natural harbour in the world. Those who come to see it will understand why. The location of the first European settlement in Australia, the Harbour has continued to play a key role in the history and development of Sydney. The 240 kilometres of shoreline encompass approximately 54 square kilometres of water, which translates to an enormous area for exploration and discovery. On a warm sunny day, the harbour is a vibrant blue and dotted with hundreds of sailing boats, cruise boats and ferries.Although there are exclusive homes dotted around the water's edge, there are large tracts of parklands, reserves ...Read More

Sydney Harbour-Port Jackson
East Coast
Sydney, Australia 2000
+61 (0)2 9337 5355

Mardi Gras

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Pre-parade Photo, Sydney, Australia
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Mardi Gras has become a Sydney institution. On the weekend of the parade, central city accommodation is booked out and the crowds lining the streets are immense. The festival is fast developing into a week-long event. No other gay pride event has so captured the imagination of the general public and gay people everywhere. As the magazine Spartacus put it, "a visit to Mardi Gras is an absolute once-in-a-lifetime must for every gay travelling man." Indeed many fly across the world again and again to enjoy it.So how did Mardi Gras reach this iconic status? The ironic thing is that the key reason for its success was the opposition it faced when it began. The first march took place in 1978 and ...Read More

Sydney Tower

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Sydney Tower Photo, Sydney, Australia
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Sydney Tower is a true Sydney icon and has been an integral feature of the Sydney skyline for over 30 years. Construction of Sydney Tower Centrepoint shopping centre began in late 1970 with the first 52 shops opening in 1972. The office component was completed in 1974 and the final stage of the complex, the Sydney Tower, was opened to the public in 1981. Sydney Tower features 3 attractions. The Observation Deck and Oz Trek are both included in the general admission price while Skywalk is additional to the general admission charge.Standing 250 metres (820 feet) above the city streets, the Observation Deck provides the best views of Sydney from a prime location; the highest tourist attractio...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 28, 2010

Sydney Tower
100 Market Street
Sydney, Australia

Asian Food Courts

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General view Photo, Sydney, Australia
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I must confess to having a weakness for Asian food. I could eat Thai, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese every day. That is one of the reasons I enjoy visiting Sydney because that city has some of the best Asian food courts in Australia. The best collections are in and around Chinatown.Sussex Centre Food court is located in the heart of Chinatown. The food court hosts some extremely cheap but authentic Asian food. The food is quick and prices are below $10 for a main meal. Vendors battle for your business so there are some real bargains to be had! Cuisines on offer are Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Nepalese, Thai and Korean. If you’re looking to save money, how about A$8.00 for Beef...Read More

Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport

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Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport Photo, Sydney, Australia
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Ibis Sydney Airport is located about one km from the domestic and about three km from the international airport. I walked from the domestic terminal because I didn’t know how to connect with the shuttle (which is not operated by the hotel) but it is too far to be comfortable with luggage. It is the first 3 star international hotel in the Sydney Airport precinct. This new hotel offers fair value for money, is ideal for long airline layovers but is also a viable option if you have business south of the central city or plan to go to the central area every day. It provides comfortable, modern accommodation with in-house restaurant and bar facilities. I stayed here recently when I had difficul...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 28, 2010

Hotel Ibis Sydney Airport
205 ORIORDAN STREET
Sydney, Australia 2020
61-61-83398500