PODCAST #3: FROM SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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This week (week of 19 September 2005) the podcast was recorded in Sydney Australia where I was for a week on business.

As I tell you in the podcast I stayed in 3 different hotels in that week, largely as the hotel that the conference I was talking at was booked at (in my view) a not very nice hotel in a not very nice part of town … so I took the opportunity to try out 2 other hotels in the harbour area. The first on the weekend I was there before the conference and then the second after the conference.

On the podcast I talk about 4 main topics:

1) General information about Sydney and Australia (visas, screening on entering the country and cabs included!)
2) The 10 Best Things to do in Sydney (see list below)
3) Where to stay – and not to!
4) Where to eat – and not to!

MY PHOTOS OF SYDNEY: click here

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY:

Click on the link to visit the website for that venue!

1 – EXPLORE SYDNEY RED BUS
2 – HARBOUR BRIDGE CLIMB
3 – SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

4 – HARBOUR TRIPS AND FERRIES:
· HARBOUR FERRIES
· CAPTAIN COOK CRUISES
· VAGABOND CRUISES
5 – DARLING HARBOUR
· POWERHOUSE MUSEUM
· NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
· SYDNEY IMAX THEATRE
6 – SYDNEY AQUARIUM
7 – GARDENS:
· CHINESE GARDENS
· BOTANICAL GARDENS
8 – SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
9 – SYDNEY SKY TOWER
· OZ TREK
· SYDNEY SKYWALK
10 – SHOPPING:
· GALLERIES VICTORIA
· ONE MARTIN PLACE
· QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING
· CASTLEREAGH STREET
HOTELS

CITYGATE SEBEL (AVOID!)
Hotel website: click here
My room video clip: click here **or “right click” and “save” to desktop
My photos: (click here)
SYDNEY HARBOUR MARRIOT (MY RECOMMENDATION!)
Hotel website: click here
My room video clip: click here **or right click and save to desktop
My photos: (click here)
SHANGRI-LA SYDNEY (NICE!)
Hotel website: click here
My room video clip: click here **or right click and save to desktop
TRAVEL SITES FOR BOOKING/ CHECKING RATES:
Expedia.com
Travelocity.com
Laterooms.com
RESTAURANTS
1 – CAFÉ SYDNEY. 5th Floor Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay. (MY RECOMMENDATION!)
2 – ARIA RESTAURANT. 1 Guillaume Street, East Circular Quay. (MY RECOMMENDATION!)
3 – GOLDEN CENTURY CHINESE FISH RESTAURANT. Sussex Street (near Goulbourn) (AVOID!)
note on room video clips:
** = When you click on the link to watch the room video clip, it may be a bit “jerky” at first. Let it download and then watch it and it will run like a dream!

Gary Bembridge

I grew up in Zimbabwe, but I have been based in London since 1987. My travel life spans more than three decades and that includes more than 95 cruises. In 2005, I launched Tips for Travellers to make it easy and fun for people to discover, plan and enjoy incredible cruise vacations. And the rest, as they say, is history. I have the largest cruise vlogger channel currently on YouTube, with more than 2 million video views per month.

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2 Responses

  1. Definitely will go for the bridge climb when next time I’m around in Sydney. Thanks for the info.

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