Friday, January 26, 2018

Travel Diary: Things to See, Taste and Do on Cockatoo Island in 24 hours

I’ve lived in Sydney in all my life and I’ve never been to Cockatoo Island until recently. Where is Cockatoo Island? You could say it’s like going overseas without leaving Sydney. As I finished packing my overnight bag, I did a quick Google search to see where I was going. Cockatoo Island is located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, in Sydney Harbour. On the Google Map, it was in the Inner West region, a little island in the middle of the Parramatta River of Drummoyne, Woolwich and Birchgrove surround it. The easiest way to get to Cockatoo Island for me was to get the train to Circular Quay and then hop onto the Sydney Ferry service to Cockatoo Island. The Parramatta River service stops at Cockatoo Island wharf in just under 15 minutes. Bring your Opal card too. I can’t think of a better and cheaper way to explore Sydney’s spectacular harbour and we are lucky to have such a beautiful harbour, whose beauty is only magnified on a sunny Saturday. The ferry on the way there stopped at the new precinct of Barangaroo too and it really is beautiful and scenic journey.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Travel Diary :: Cruising To A Foodies Paradise: Celebrity Solstice

Happy New Year! May your 2018 be filled with prosperity, good health and happiness! I’m catching up on all my writing on the awesome things I experienced towards the end of 2017. A sense of experience is driving trends in cruising and dissipating the myth that cruising are only for honeymooners or retirees. Nope. From what I experienced being on-board the Celebrity Solstice for a couple of hours whilst it was docked in Sydney, it is a foodie’s paradise where there is something for everyone and be prepared to be eat lots and also make use of the ship’s gym to work it off so you can start all over again the next day.