Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Year of Geography: Australia

Posted on July 31st, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia

Australia, Australia, Australia, we love you, amen! Truer words were never spoken by Monty Python. After all, who doesn’t love Australia? Boundless sunshine, fun locals, oddball wildlife and a lexicon based on the principle that it’s a waste of breath to say lots of syllables when just two will do. (From a friend in Oz […]

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Aussie cafe serves chocolate on steroids

Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

If you’ve ever thought, “Gee, chocolate bars would be great if they weren’t cluttered up with nuts and caramel,” then Max Brenner’s is the place for you. The Australian chain of chocolate cafes (which also has shops in New York, Philadelphia and several other non-Aussie places) has the genius to serve chocolate in its most […]

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World’s top 10 ferry rides

Posted on February 19th, 2009 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I’ve long been a fan of B.C. Ferries‘ scenic routes, ever since I took my first trip from Vancouver to Victoria (well, from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, if you want to get technical) over two decades ago. And my enthusiasm was rekindled earlier this month when I had the chance to hop aboard several ferries […]

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