Aside: searching for an apartment

So ever since Marie and I reached Sydney, we have been living in the luxury of a paid for, fully furnished apartment in the heart of Chinatown. While it has been very nice to arrive and have a decent place to stay right from day 1, we have also been told that we need to … [Read more…]

Wild(life) night in Sydney!

We spent our first full week in Sydney adjusting to work and looking for our very own apartment (more on that later) and by the time Friday night came we were ready to get out and explore the city and enjoy the warm weather. The office is only a few minutes walk to the Opera … [Read more…]


So while walking around Sydney seemed to be a reasonable means of transport to begin with, we both realized that it would be much more fun to ride around on our bikes. Unfortunately, our bikes were sitting in 2 large boxes in the hallway of our apartment. After calling around a bit, I found a … [Read more…]

Manly Scenic Walk

We woke up early Friday morning and walked to the harbor to catch a ferry to Manly Beach.  We had heard great things about having the wind blow through your hair and watching dolphins jump through the water while riding on the ferry.  Although we did not see any dolphins we certainly loved the 30 … [Read more…]

Sydney Opera house – first views

After finally getting into the apartment, dropping all of our crap on the ground and recuperating a little bit, we forced ourselves out and onto the streets of Sydney.  Seeing as this was my first visit to Australia, I couldn’t help but want to see that iconic image that represents Sydney the world over – … [Read more…]

Arrival in Sydney

We arrive, we wait in line, we finally get past quarantine (reminder: never bring sporting goods through Australian customs) and we are discharged into the blast furnace that is the Australian spring.  Not only was it about 25 degrees hotter than we were used to (Celsius), but also we were still wandering around in our … [Read more…]