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Silke Reveals Travel Secrets from Sydney

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Where is your city?

Australia

What’s the cheapest way to enjoy this city at night?

Just go for a walk around town! Start in Chinatown for a cheap bite, there’s so much on offer, I cannot even tell you where to start, and it’s all pretty cheap! Finish off with a nitrogen icecream at N2 Gelato which is also located in the Chinatown/Haymarket area. For cheap souvenirs head to Paddy’s Market, again, in the same area. Then make your way down to the water to Darling Harbour where you can enjoy free fireworks which starts from 8.30pm on most Saturdays. So romantic! Afterwards walk along the water and cross over to the Circular Quay area where you can see the illuminated Harbour Bridge and the world-famous Opera House. You can walk all the way to Mrs Macquaries Point from which you will have the best views of the skyline, the harbour, the Bridge and the Opera House.

What’s your favorite restaurant here? What’s so special about it?

My favourite restaurant in Sydney, one that I would always pick for visitors to the city, is the O Bar which is a revolving restaurant on top of one of the tallest buildings in the city. It takes around 90mins for the restaurant to make a complete turn, plenty of time to dine and enjoy the views. If you time it well, you get to see Sydney from its prettiest site, when the sun sets in the west. Then the lights will come on, so romantic! Oh, besides, the food is outstanding and first-class, fresh, modern and absolutely delicious.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a warm Sunday morning in this city?

Sydney is the place where you want to be on warm Sunday mornings, because you can go to the beach for a quick swim, or a surf. This is what most Sydneysiders will do. If the weather is not warm enough, which does happen!, just settle in a chair in one of the cafes along the many Sydney beaches for a nice brunch and a good cup of coffee. Sydneysiders love their food and their coffees!

What were some of the hidden gems in that city? Why?

Not many tourists would know that Newtown is the best place to be for an eclectic mix of fashion, quirky things, cool cafes and lots of street art. For something different, there is the Australiana village on the outskirts which is a collection of old cottages found in the region, re-arranged into an authentic village which also doubles as a backdrop for historic TV shows. Speaking of TV, Bare Island is occupied by a historic fort and is in a very dramatic location which was used for Mission Impossible II. Well worth a visit!

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Meg Reveals Travel Secrets from Magnetic Island

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Where is your city?

Australia, Queensland

What’s the cheapest way to enjoy this city at night?

For a beautiful real Australian experience guaranteed head over to Horseshoe bay on the northern coast of the Island around 6pm to see a sunset that’s known to bring travellers to tears. (Be sure to double check what time sunset is due whilst your visiting). Grab a bottle of wine or a cool beer from the local supermarket, a packet of chips and your camera for an unforgettable experience.

I still remember my first Magnetic Island Sunset from 10 years ago! Pitch up at the picnic benches on the beach, watch the sea swell and claim the beach for another night and keep sipping until the sunset consumes your attention. Free (bar the wine) and unforgettable. The ultimate Magnetic Island chill evening, head across the road to Island Fever surf shop earlier in the day for novelty Island beer holders, and post sunset enjoy Tapas and grills on the balcony of the barefoot restaurant for optimum ocean views.

What’s your favorite restaurant here? What’s so special about it?

Undoubtedly, for a livelier night Mann Friday’s al fresco style Mexican is the place to be! Incredible food and drinks under the stars complete with thematic music and decor complete your ultimate Mexican experience. Who knew Australians did Mexican so good? I 100% recommend their enchiladas!

The Small nature of the island means the restaurant is walking distance from Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay, I also recommend walking, nothing beats those warm Australian evenings! Take the opportunity to enjoy your time in a virtually crime free environment. Be wary of the Raccoons who love to drop in on the locals at the restaurant, guard your food or face losing it to these friendly faces!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a warm Sunday morning in this city?

“I am a firm believer in Lazy Sunday’s. Once you’re up and at it, pack a beach bag and head out to either Radical Bay or Florence Bay, the Island’s two most serene beaches, right next to each other! 2 of 22 I do believe!

Before hand I’d advise dropping in at Gilligan’s cafe in Arcadia for breakfast. Homely, friendly and delicious, their coffee I hear is to die for but their breakfasts I can confirm, are true winners.

It is highly likely whilst at Radical or Florence bay you will be one of few, if not the only, parties on the beach. After multiple visits the busiest i’ve seen either is 8 people! You need to drive down to both beaches, the track is a typical beachy sand track so be careful. Likewise pick an easily manoeuvrable parking spot, getting stuck in the sand in the heat does not bode for happy travellers! That i know from experience!”

What were some of the hidden gems in that city? Why?

Magnetic Island would be easier to describe as one big gem, as oppose to hosting lots of hidden gems. But be sure to check out the waterfalls which are swimmers paradise and definitely one for the bucket list and the wallabies at Bungalow Bay are something only Australia can offer! Take some suitable food and hold it out to the beautiful little animals, they’re often shy at first, and mothers typically protective of their babies, but a soft voice and patience will encourage the Wallabies, you’ll be surrounded and provided with a true wild Island experience within minutes!

Anything else you want to add?

“One to be sure you do; Famous Magnetic Island Toad Racing in Arcadia. Seriously, look it up, you’ll find articles and details proving that it really isn’t made up! Go along to the Arcadia Village Motel on a Wednesday, all you’ll need is a high spirit and a little cash for betting or bidding on toads! The prize if your toad wins? The cash back and a free souvenir t-shirt, the catch? you gotta kiss your toad!

Tip: get there in plenty of time, the place fills up fast! Unlike my other recommendations, Toad racing is a buzzing tourist attraction, although possibly not as attractive to a true explorer, certainly something which shouldn’t be missed! It’s once in a lifetime!”

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