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:
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.
It’s almost Australia Day 2017 – The first public holiday of 2017 after New Year’s Day for Australians. We should all be very thankful that in 1788 the First Fleet arrived on the 26th January in Port Jackson, NSW. This means, every year we get to celebrate our national day on a beautiful Summer’s day lounging by the beach or “throwing another shrimp on the barbie” (So they say. I barely BBQ shrimp TBH).
This year, Australia Day falls on a Thursday, which means unfortunately, you may need to hold back on a few beers OR you could always “chuck a sickie” (check out the Aussie Slang Dictionary for some laughs or test your knowledge of Aussie slang here).
There’s heaps happening all around Sydney, with many local councils celebrating by hosting their own big breakfast, live entertainment and even fireworks. You can do a search for your local area here to see what’s happening nearby.
Here are some of the main events happening in and around Sydney:
There’s only a few days left in 2016, and for many, it is the end of another year and possibly the end of many other things. I have friends that have decided 2016 will be the last time they take any big trips overseas, I have a few cousins that completed their degrees in 2016 marking the end of their studies and for me personally, I quit my job in 2016 and decided that was the end of a lifetime career being stuck in an office. But, it’s not all about endings…
As we head into 2017, let’s start planning the beginning. The beginning of a new hobby that you always wanted to pursue, the beginning of a healthier lifestyle or, my favourite, the beginning of more adventures around the world. To get you started, here are 10 countries you must visit in 2017: