The Streets Are Talking

Last week, I reveled in the discoveries I made when I took off my headphones and actually absorbed what was going on in the beautiful city around me. The celebration continues! If you just look up and pay attention, Sydney is constantly telling a story. Graffiti is as rampant here as it is in Rome or…

Playing Tourist… For Cheap

If I could name a signature accessory, it would be headphones. You’d be hard-pressed to find a time when a pair of those suckers aren’t fixed to my face. In Manhattan, they were a great mechanism for deflecting unwanted conversations and an even better mechanism for providing some relief in an otherwise mundane routine. But…

Jet Lag Jamboree: The First 7 Days in Sydney

Getting over jet-lag is the first step to becoming an expat. And in the haze of jet-lag, you might not be in the best mindset to make smart, informed, quick decisions that set off your journey in the right direction. But I did the thinking for you. Here are the top 7 things I learned…

Moving To Sydney: A Checklist

Accommodation  AirBNB can be affordable and more comfortable than a hostel or hotel If you’re looking for long-term rental, check Flatmates.com.au or FlatmateFinders.com.au. Note that most move-in dates are immediate, so it isn’t worth checking it out until you’re about ready to move Money Order a bit of local currency when the US dollar is strong…