Sunday, October 23, 2011

How to Spend a Sunny Day in Sydney

You’ve spent months organising a trip to Australia—travel insurance, airfares, accommodation and domestic flights have all been paid for, an finally you find yourself in Sydney, on a sunny day, with nothing planned. Being in Sydney on a sunny day during spring or summer is like the last day of school—there’s a feeling of excitement in the air, and even the busy little worker-ants you see scurrying about the city have time to stop and appreciate that really, they live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you’re a visitor to Sydney (or maybe a local who just wants to experience everything this gorgeous city has on offer) here is a guide to Sydney on a sunny day. Enjoy!

Bondi Beach
Photo: sachman75

Bondi to Coogee
You certainly won’t be alone heading to Bondi Beach on a sunny day (or any day) in Sydney, but it’s worth braving the crowds to do the stunning Bondi to Coogee cliff walk. There is a walking path that runs all along the cliff line from iconic Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach, passing a range of pretty bays and beaches on the way. Take the opportunity to explore the coastline and enjoy the views, and make sure you stop at the historic Waverly Cemetery and have a look around.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How to Pack for a Southeast Asian Holiday

If you’re about to head off on a holiday to Southeast Asia, you’re no doubt knee-deep in planning fabulous tours and booking luxe Malaysian hotels. If you’re going to be travelling a lot throughout the region you don’t want to be carrying around loads and loads of luggage, so we’ve put together a guide on how to pack for your Southeast Asian adventure. Enjoy, and happy packing!

Malaysia Diving
Photo: jjay69

First Aid Kit
When it comes to putting together a toiletries or first aid kit, the main items you’ve got to make sure you have are sunscreen and insect repellent. Because most of Southeast Asia is tropical, the bugs are out of control, and in some places can carry malaria and other nasty diseases. Make sure you see your doctor before you go to receive any immunizations you may need, and bring malaria tablets along with you.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

5 Great Sydney Sightseeing Tours

Sydney is one of the world’s greatest cities. Year after year it ranks in the top ten most livable cities in the world and every day hundreds of tourists from all walks of life grab their travel insurance, book their plane tickets and head for Sydney’s picturesque shores. If you’re one of those tourists, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 sightseeing tours you can do in the Harbour City. Enjoy!

Sydney Underwater
Photo: doug.deep

Hop-On/Hop-Off City Tour
More and more major cities have these handy hop-on/hop-off tours, and they’re the perfect way to get your bearings in a new city. The Sydney version has two arms, one that takes visitors in and around the city centre and all the historic sites, and another that is dedicated specifically to the city’s eastern suburbs such as Bondi, Vaucluse, Rose Bay and more. The two buses both fall under the same ticket, which lasts an entire 24 hours. This means you can get around to all the sights in one go, and then decide which ones are worth coming back to at your own leisure.