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May 2, 2019

Sydney recs

Here is a post that has been brewing in my mind for a few months! A list of my favourite places to eat and drink in the Sydney CBD, from morning until night.

April 15, 2019

Birthday week off

My seven days off last week happily coincided with my birthday week.

March 21, 2019


Kakadu is a famous national park in the Northern Territory, a 2 hour drive from Darwin. It’s both ecologically and culturally significant, having lots of important Aboriginal sites archaeologically dating back at least 20,000 years. Twenty thousand! Currently it is the tropical summer, which is wet season (although we didn’t encounter any rain), so lots of sites were inaccessible. We still had a great time seeing what we could. The park covers a huge area - half the size of Switzerland, apparently - so we did a lot of driving.

March 16, 2019


I have been up in the Top End the last five days! I have friends working in Darwin currently, so decided to make the most of my week off to go and visit. We spent most of our time in Kakadu National Park (post to follow) but I found the little I saw of Darwin really interesting so wanted to give it its own post.

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory, and is geographically in the tropics. It’s closer to South East Asia than it is to Sydney and has a more diverse population than I would have expected for a smaller Australian city. It was the only Australian city bombed in WW2, and in 1974 it was destroyed by Cyclone Tracy. It has a completely different feel to other Australian cities I’ve visited.