Rick Stein's at Bannisters

Rick Stein’s at Bannisters

Rick Stein at Bannisters is a beautiful seafood restaurant located inside Bannisters Lodge.  We loved everything about this place—the location, the ambiance, the service, and…

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Reflecting on 2011

Reflecting on 2011

_It’s hard to believe that we have been living in Sydney for a full calendar year.  The year flew by, but it’s because we were…

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McKay's surprise birthday @ The Local

McKay’s surprise birthday @ The Local

Esther and our friends completely surprised me with a secret birthday party at Surry Hills’ best beer bar, The Local.   My Angry Birds cake…

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Gastro Park

Gastro Park

Bottom line: If you have one restaurant to visit in Sydney, this is the type of place you go to.  It’s fighting for my #1…

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An amazing Australian game Americans have no clue about: Aussie Rules Football

An amazing Australian game Americans have no clue about: Aussie Rules Football

I had caught Aussie Rules Football (aka, the AFL) on TV a few times in the States. It’s one of those matches that are on…

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State of Origin Rubgy

State of Origin Rubgy

I was very excited to attend my first big sporting event in Australia this month, the hotly anticipated State of Origin. The premise of these…

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Something I love about Sydney: Work emails happen during work

Something I love about Sydney: Work emails happen during work

I’ve noticed that slowly but surely the impulse to be constantly checking work emails 24/7 has gone away.  Why?  Because sending work emails at obscene…

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Icebergs Restaurant and Bar

Icebergs Restaurant and Bar

Icebergs was our belated-Valentines-because-I-hadn’t-gotten-my-first-paycheck slash welcome-to-Sydney-we-finally-have-furniture dinner.  Icebergs isn’t a place I would visit monthly, but definitely a place for a celebration.We got there early…

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Getting the 457 work visa

Getting the 457 work visa

My new company will be sponsoring me for a 457 work visa.  That means I get to work in the country up to 4 years. …

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How the heck did I find a job in Sydney?

How the heck did I find a job in Sydney?

It all happened really fast.First, a trusted friend put me into contact with a recruiter based in Sydney.  I’ve worked with recruiters in the past…

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