When Mark Bundy applied for a grave digging job at Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery, he was asked three questions. “Are you married?”, “Do you have children?” and “Do you have a mortgage?”. After answering “Yes” to all three, he was told … Read the rest
It’s dark outside as we drive through the quiet Jaipur streets in the early morning. There’s none of the usual loud beeping horns and colourful bustle that fills the city during the day. I’m excited and a little anxious as … Read the rest
Getting naked in front of others is something I usually avoid at all costs. Exposing my sixty-year-old body intimidates me. Ten years ago, I envied the thousands who stripped off on the Opera House forecourt for photographer Spencer Tunick, wanting … Read the rest
Needing a break from COVID imposed time at home, I recently spent a few days exploring Maitland and historic Morpeth, a less than two-hour drive north of Sydney. Not having spent time in Maitland, I was interested to discover more … Read the rest
“What’s it like staying in a Youth Hostel for us oldies who’ve never been brave enough to do so?” asked a friend. A bit like my friend, I haven’t considered a YHA as an accommodation option. But to write … Read the rest
“It’s nice to be back” smiles Margaret Monger as she starts her Fullerton Hotel heritage tour.
The GPO, No.1 Martin Place
We’re standing in the large light filled courtyard of No. 1 Martin Place. Previously Sydney’s General Post Office, this … Read the rest
“I know as much as you do” says the Staff member showing us around the Powerhouse Museum. A few days ago, the State Government announced that The Sydney Powerhouse Museum is staying. In what form is anyone’s guess.
Rumour has … Read the rest
There’s not much reason to hang around Sydney’s Central Station. It’s a place to pass through on the way to somewhere else.
A Transport Hub
However, occasionally you may have to spend time at Central Station. Perhaps, like me, you’ve … Read the rest
Each Sydney YHA is “unique in their own way” says Jennifer from Sydney Central YHA. Not only are they unique, they are all steeped in history.
After spending a night in all three hostels, and doing a bit of research … Read the rest