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Behind the scenes Mardi Gras

Tall, lithe and toned, adorned in gold and glitter, parading like a Demi God in slow deliberate steps, he stretched his long limbs through the crowd. Expressionless and yet full of statement, everyone stopped and turned. There is little to say about this statuesque, impressive icon of Mardi Gras. I’m still a little lost for words, except to say that this man embodied sheer perfection in stardust. I’m sure people were praying…. Read More

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Mid-winter sunshine casts long shadows in the crisp breezy afternoons. The sky is a pale cobalt blue and the sun at noon pierces the chill of Sydney in July. Locals will tell you it’s freezing, but that’s only because if we can’t swim in the ocean, we’ll recite with great drama, how this is the coldest winter in 116.5 years. Sydney siders are crazy about the sunshine, and to be fair, it… Read More

If you’re looking for an escape from the crowds and a quiet spot to unroll the picnic blanket, here’s our guide to some of Sydney’s most secluded city beaches.

“Over the years, Cockatoo Island was home to the sulphur-crested cockatoo’s and with their social, gregarious nature and attraction for the rich native flora of the island, I guess that’s how its name came to be and it’s exactly what makes people flock to the Island today. When we arrived on a weekday it was to school kids, tourists and locals alike, all keen to understand a little of the pioneering spirit… Read More

It was while sitting on one of the hospital beds in the far corner of the ward that she looked up and saw the thin grey apparition drift past, wearing a billowy long skirt and then disappear. “Something just brushed my leg,” she said quietly to me, “it was like a chilled breeze.” A pale light from the glow of the Harbour cast soft shadows through the old french windows and the… Read More

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