“That will put hairs on your chest” exclaims the woman opposite me. She’s taken a sip of thick black coffee from a finely decorated cup. “It’s called Syrian coffee in Syria and Turkish coffee in Turkey” says Ali standing nearby … Read the rest
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
“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
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