Spotlight on Sydney Lifestyle
ydney Harbour is the heart and soul of the city, providing spectacular views, zippy ferry transportation and a variety of recreation options to the city's four million residents. Its banks are home to the iconic structures of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Each of the areas along its 20-kilometre stretch offer a different perspective on this major port: Darling Harbour is flash and tourist-friendly, the North Shore suburbs are refined and trendy, and the various Sydney Harbour National Park areas provide a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the city. The best way to experience Sydney Harbour is from one of the many cruises departing Circular Quay, champagne flute in hand Loved by tourist and habour-seekers alike
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ydneysiders always knew they lived in one of the world's great cities, but it wasn't until the 2000 Olympics that the rest of the world started to agree en masse.
Since the Games, Sydney has consolidated its position as one of the world's most enchanting cities, and the pre-Olympics building boom ensured Sydney can now hold its own in the five-star stakes. The city's food and wine scene is increasingly sophisticated, its arts scene thriving, its clubs hedonistic - and its prices very moderate in comparison to most European or North American cities.
For me Sydney is the intersection of a dozen roads not taken, the unknown, unknowable city invaded by mittleuropeans and poms that Stephen Sondheim wrote about in Follies:
The choices that you make
Aren't all that grim.
The worlds I'll never see
Still will be around,
The Ben I'll never be,
Who remembers him?
I remember the Jozef that I'll never be, but I don't think about him very often, immersed as I am in this day and the next, and of late the press of work has grown so unrelenting that I've started to feel myself losing touch with the Jozko I once was, the wide-eyed small-town Vrbov boy who came to this aboriginal dream land in search of...what? The Jozef I am now? Or the one I used to be?
Many of my enduring memories of Sydney have to do with food, a fact for which my Mother, a great cook, is to blame. I was introduced to June's cooking and some amazing eathouses. We are born into a vast room whose walls consist of a thousand doors of possibility. Each door is flung open to the world outside, and the room is filled with light and noise. We close some of the doors deliberately, sometimes with fear, sometimes with calm certainty. Others seem to close by themselves, some so quietly that we do not even notice.
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[Sydney is a city of Agape and Botany is where this city's love for creative antipodean life and food was born ... While it is always difficult deciding which are the top ten restaurants in Sydney, I discovered an amazing one, Agape, where I ate a meal so fine that I could easily have closed my eyes and imagined myself at a table in my Mother's house ... 1387 Botany Road Botany NSW 2019 +61-2 8668-5777 Agape: Organic Blessings
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; City icon architecture with drop-dead views day and night - restaurants, tours, and nightly theatre, ballet and cabaret shows. Information, tel: +61-2 9250-7111; bookings +61-2 9250-7777; tours +61-2 9250-7250 Opera House Presents
; Essentials in Sydney
; Club 77, like Charter 77, is best visited at night Daring Boudist
; Alex Adams, also known as Ms Darlinghurst, is a passionate foodie, professional dinner party hostess, tour guide and presenter. Eat Drink Play
• · Sydney and beyond features a diverse range of unique world class attractions What is On
; They're big, they're blue. and they're waiting for you. No, not the Sydney police, the Blue Mountains just an hour and a half from Sydney Blue Mountains
• · · Sydney is a rare jewel - sparkling both day and night. Life is a beach at Cronulla. It is about 20 miles (33 Km) to the south from the CBD The Cronulla Beach
; Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most famous beaches and among the world's most well-known beaches about 10 km from the CBD. While tourists love it locals avoid it like a plague The Bondi Beach
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• · · · Sydney is a city of exiles
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; Apparently the only thing lower than Sydney's dam levels is the number of eligible men. However, the evidence points to the man shortage being a media-constructed myth Single blokes confused by doublespeak
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Getting Around Sydney
I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder and truth.
-Theodore Bikel Sydney is a popular location for film crews shooting movies,
documentaries and commercials. Its harbour is a huge drawcard, as well as its old and new buildings and winding streets. According to Screen NSW
Ausfilm provides the international film community with direct access to Australia’s screen incentives, talent and facilities.
I steal from every movie ever made.
Metro Screen, the leading independent screen learning and development hub in NSW, has provided broad support for emerging and professional talent in the Australian screen industry for 30 years. Metro Screen
; Filming in Sydney and Beyond
A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper. AusFilm
; Steven Spielberg notes that people have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning. Screen Australia
; One picture is worth more than ten thousand words Capitol Productions
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
are and route information for all forms of public transport is available from State Transit (phone 131-500) Moving ExperiencesTransport Planet: Art of SightseeingT
o help you get around Sydney and beyond czech out Travel Online Australia Pty Ltd
Sydney's transport system is made up of trains, buses, and ferries. Until year 2000, the system was efficiently run. Still it is worth to see Sydneysiders in action travelling to and from work and it is not too expensive if you invest in an appropriate travel pass. It works best transporting commuters in and out of the city, but traveling within the city can sometimes be difficult. For information on buses, ferries and trains, including timetables and route details, call: 13-1500 between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily. To track down belongings you've left behind in a public transport, call: 9245-5777 (for buses and ferries), and 9379-3000 (CityRail). The State Transit Bus Information Kiosk, located at the corner of Loftus and Alfred Streets, Circular Quay, is open daily (Tel: +61-2 9219-1680). For further ferries information, contact the Sydney Ferries
Information Center located opposite Wharf 4, Circular Quay (Tel: +61-2 9207-3170) or Hegarty's Ferries (Tel: +61-2 9206-1167).
The four major taxi companies, with their phone numbers, are:
Taxis Combined Services: +61-2 13-1008 or +61-2 9332-8888
RSL Cabs: +61-2 13 1581 or +61-2 9699-0144
Legion Cabs: +61-2 13 1451 or +61-2 9289-9000
Premier Cabs: +61-2 13 1017 or +61-2 9897-4000
Water Taxi:Harbour Shuttles: +61-2 9810-5010
Harbour Taxi Boats: +61-2 9555-1155
Taxis Afloat: +61-2 9955-3222
Beachhopper: +61-2 9326-9546
For taxis that can take in wheelchairs, call: 1-800-043-187 or +61-2 9332-0200
• A comprehensive travel guide
[Resident or non-Resident travel your heart out: Sydney Transport and Tours
; Transport Infoline
• · Lonely Planet - Sydney
; Tourism Bureau
; Path less travelled
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earch a selection of new apartments or homes for sale or lease. Czech out premier golf course communities including coastal sanctuaries, a vineyard retreat, family hideaways and quality retirement living for the over 55s in the largest island of eXiles New South Wales Domain Cosmopolitan Sydney Living: If Life Is a Game, These Are the RoofsT
he Real Estate Institute of New South Wales is the largest professional association for agents and other property professionals in Australia
This site provides you with a comprehensive and independent source for all your property information needs, whether you are interested in buying, selling, renting, investing or renovating. You will find advice on your rights and obligations under the law, tips to save you time and money and pitfalls to avoid.
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[We want the process of renting, buying and selling to be the celebration it should be rather than the daunting process it often is today At McGrath Estate Agents
• · The aftermath of the housing boom, especially in Sydney and Melbourne, is seen as a global economic bellwether. If the US property boom ends with a crash we will probably all suffer Sydney’s obsession is the world's
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t no other time in the history of business has the search for competitive advantage been greater for both employers and job seekers How to get a pay rise Employment & Recruitment in Sydney and Beyond: Talking Dream Jobs : People, Places & Punts T
he mission of "representing and servicing the interests of its members for the increased profile and professionalism of the industry" is the driving force behind the RCSA.
The Recruitment & Consulting Services Association Ltd. (RCSA) is the peak body for the employment services industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. It is a not-for-profit association and is managed by a Board of Directors ... Pillars of any industry: individual professionalism, commercial best practice, workplace safety and standards
• Sydney Peak Recruiters
; CareersMultiList aims to be Australia's largest and most effective recruitment organisation, through the development of unique candidate sourcing strategies, and the supply of best-practice, cost-effective recruitment services for employers and candidates Careers Multi List
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• · US bias, but with universal applications - There are many avenues of job-hunting for job-seekers looking for full-time employment to follow Cold Calling: A Time-Tested Method of Job-Hunting
; Helpful job hunt site
• · · Although IT unemployment fell markedly over the past three years - much faster than the national rate - IT workers generally still find it more difficult to get a job than workers in other industries This is your next job
; Australia's children are victims of the new economy that has turned increasing numbers of men into casual or part-time workers Men out of work - why families are falling apart
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; Australian Governments Entry Point
• · · · · It stands to reason that budding businesspeople would be attracted to Weblogs, those do-it-yourself publishing sites that embody the very spirit of entrepreneurism Small Business
; New Players Offer Deep Web Access to Facilitate Online Job Search: Simply Hired
, upstarts less than a year old, are getting attention for their Google-like approach to helping people find jobs. They do for job listings what Google does for general information -- crawl or "scrape" listings from thousands of sites and create a free, searchable index in one spot." Simply Amazing
; Glenbrook, run by a father-daughter team, demonstrated its technology by building a search engine that scoops up job listings from the databases of various Web sites, something the company claims most search engines cannot do Duo's search engine scours 'hidden' sites