Boon Cafe: boom times

You eat at Boon Café because of the name. Boon. Who doesn’t want to go there? And you come back because the food is so good. Located in Sydney’s booming Thaitown district – the ill-defined area between Central Station and Chinatown, Boon Café is a bright, modern café cum Thai grocery store. It does a... Continue Reading →

Backpackers free camping payday

In-the-know backpackers (which it seems is all of them) are adept at nabbing the best camping spots for free. They simply park their Wicked van in a beach carpark and wake up to a beautiful beachy sunrise. And a whole lot of lycra from the middle-aged morning walker crowd. In Sydney, predictably this free beach camping practice... Continue Reading →

Walk Pyrmont

Pyrmont is a finger of land sluiced between Sydney's Darling Harbour and ever-so-trendy Glebe and Rozelle. It holds a grand place in Australian history, it is here that soldiers left to fight in both wars and boatloads of immigrants arrived from Europe after the Second World War, which has effectively made Australia the open, multi-cultural... Continue Reading →

Eat Eastwood: Sydney’s Little Korea

Eastwood isn't too far from my joint in Sydney, so one sunny Sunday recently I took the train to check it out. I've always liked Korean food for its fiery hot kimchi and sweet sesame-tasting greens as well as the famous meat dish Bulgogi, in parts sweet, juicy and tangy. Eastwood's main shopping drag is a... Continue Reading →

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