Sydney’s Surry Hills is a mostly gentrified neighborhood that still maintains a quirky edge. Filled with mostly restored Victorian buildings—especially terrace apartments–along with a relative few that have not yet had significant work. Its primary commercial streets, such as Crown, Bourke and Cleveland Streets, have a mix of current and upscale and more [Read more …]
The last big fish market we visited was in Toyko, where we saw huge tunas being auctioned, along with other seafood. We knew that Sydney was a smaller market but we still wanted to visit it. Sydney’s fish maket is a large, fascinating complex with stores with an incredible selection of the freshest seafood, dozens [Read more …]
Sydney’s Chinatown claims to be the oldest continuously operating Chinatown outside of China. True, San Francisco’s Chinatown was established earlier, but due to a fire that destroyed it, Sydney feels it has the claim. It has the expected array of Chinese restaurants (including the very popular, very good Century seafood restaurant), traditional shops and tourist [Read more …]
From reading our blogs, you probably think we are in Melbourne Australia. Well, our blog is there, but our bodies moved a little faster and are in Sydney. Our blogs will eventually catch up. But we couldn’t resist posting one Sydney blog early as it is time-sensitive…one for Sydney New Year’s Eve.
One hears a lot in the news about Oakland California, which is right outside of San Francisco. Murders, protests, etc. But Oakland sometimes get too much of a bad rap. It also has some delightful areas to visit, including around Lake Merritt. And it also has a great museum.
Fleet Week which is held on the first weekend in October, is a big deal in San Francisco. Held every year for the last 35 years, it now attracts more than 1 million people to a celebration that honors the contributions of the United States Armed Forces while simultaneously spurring interchange and understanding between civilians [Read more …]