Last night we finally got the chance to check out the annual Vivid Festival in Sydney. Of course, one night was not enough to see everything, especially since the festival is spread out over multiple locations, but we did manage to see the displays in Martin place and a bit of Circular Quay. Here are some highlights from the festival that we saw:
The name: “Sydney“, invokes images of sunny days by the harbour, white sandy beaches and hiking through lush terrain – there’s no denying, most people only want to see Sydney in summer. But, as the typical tourists start packing up and leaving, this is the best time to get off the beaten track and see Sydney like a local.
Winter in Sydney falls between June and August with minimum temperatures averaging at around 9 degrees celsius and maximum temperatures averaging at around 16 degrees celsius. Pack a light jacket and an umbrella and you are ready to tackle a day out.
This year we were fortunate enough to be invited to experience the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the second day of opening. It was the Friday before public school holidays, which meant the show was not crowded at all. In fact a lot of people we saw walking around seemed to be filming and taking photos for media purposes, much like us.
We spent a good 6 hours at the show wandering around, exploring and, of course, eating lots of food!
Here’s how we tackled this year’s Easter show and a few tips on how to make the best of your day. Of course, we couldn’t possibly see, do and eat everything at the show, so use our experience as a bit of inspiration, but make sure to check out the official website to see what else is on offer.
Gone are the days of the drive-in cinema and the bring-your-own rug/chair outdoor cinema. Let’s welcome, the new kid on the block: the Outdoor Bed Cinema!
To celebrate 8000 followers on Instagram, I am collaborating with Mov’In Bed to share a unique experience with my Australian supporters. I am giving away a double pass to a screening of your choice at Mov’In Bed’s Outdoor Bed Cinema – the BIGGEST bed cinema in the world! (subject to availability – some screenings are already sold out!). Check my Instagram for entry details. **Competition has now ENDED**
…a night under the stars in bed watching an old classic: ET.
Of course, I’m not just going to tell you how good this experience is without trying it out myself. So, Sunday night we popped down to The Crescent at Parramatta Park and enjoyed a night under the stars in bed watching an old classic: ET.
Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is celebrated at the turn of the traditional Lunisolar calendar. This New Year is not only celebrated by the Chinese, it is also celebrated by many other Asian countries like Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Laos and Singapore, therefore in this post I will refer to it as Lunar New Year.
This year, Lunar New Year’s Day falls on Saturday 28th January.
The Lunar calendar is based on the movement of the moon so, unlike the Gregorian calendar (which is globally used), there are a different number of days per month and a different number of days per year in comparison. Hence, if we go by the Gregorian calendar, Lunar New Year falls on a different date every year. This year, Lunar New Year’s Day falls on Saturday 28th January.