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Hello

I live in a small river community on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. I have a passion for everything Sydney has to offer. The multicultural South West, the vibrant inner city and the expansive views along the coastline. I am also an amateur photographer keen to hone my skills. And so I have set myself a challenge: to explore suburban Sydney, visiting one suburb each fortnight. I photograph and write about what I see, the people I meet and what I discover.

When I feel the urge, I write about some of my other travels. There’s no advertising on this website. Restaurants or other establishments are only mentioned by name if I feel they add to my story. I am not paid by them. The tours that I write up are another story. Generally, I go on the tour as a guest of the operator, and am paid a small fee by the site that publishes the story.

I will have achieved my goal if I encourage others to follow in my footsteps and get to know more about this great city I live in. Hopefully the research that I put into each suburban discovery will make it easier for you to do so.

I’d love to hear what you think about this site. If you have a special place in your suburb that I shouldn’t miss on my travels do let me know.

Joanne

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By the way I have just published my first children’s picture book. I am very excited that the book, a simple story about the enviable life that children on Dangar Island lead, is now available.

 

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Comments

  1. Stuart Allen

    Great idea and great site Jo. I used to spend some time walking around Sydney city each lunch time trying to find something I had never seen before. It’s amazing what you can find in your own backyard. Finding all the gargoyles in old buildings in town is fun too!

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      Joanne

      Thanks Stu. Apart from looking for interesting graffiti I’ll now start looking for gargoyles.

  2. Manuela Epstei

    Hi Joanne
    A great idea. Ivor and I used to do that every Saturday and went to such interesting suburbs. It certainly made us appreciate our own city more.
    I’d love to hear about your walks – we are always interested in new ideas

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      Joanne

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I am having fun exploring and then sharing.

  3. Mitch Mulqueen

    Hi Joanne
    Your site is beautiful! There really are amazing places in our city and I love how you represented the places I’ve looked at. Good luck.

  4. Patricia Walters

    hi Joanne Just discovered your blog! It is great and a terrific idea to explore Sydney is this way. Am particularly interested as I live in Randwick and am a member of a women’s group in the Eastern suburbs. Have taken it upon myself to take the girls ( usually about a dozen) on walks around Sydney. I have mainly done ferry trips then a walk and then lunch. All around Sydney harbour. So I might take the girls on some of your walks, and may start with the Bronte walk. You have done a lot of preliminary work! So if I do it I’ll let you know how it went. Think the girls will enjoy it, I certainly will! Look forward to hearing more of your walks Cheers Patricia

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      Joanne

      Hi Patricia. Lovely to hear from you. Do let me know how the walk(s) go. There is so much to do near where you are and getting on a bus to get there is easy – although not as pretty as a ferry ride. Have fun. Joanne

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