Category Archive: travel

China and institutionalised amnesia

I’m standing at exit A of the Second Worker’s Cultural Palace metro station and it’s 3pm. All the details are correct, I’ve checked three times in the last 15 minutes. Sweat is sliding… Read More


Newy: God’s (forgotten) country?

Ruth Hodge explains why Newcastle is awesome: Look at all you busy city people with those smirks on your faces. “Newy, God’s Country?” you pssshh, readjusting your arm that is currently being squashed… Read More


Greetings From Wycliffe Well

Nathan Roche searches for extra-terrestrial activity in Australia’s Northern Territory: The question is begging to be asked: “At what point does a small town realise it has no economy and must lie its way… Read More


Head Someplace Else

  Director Riley Blakeway’s new short documentary is worth watching for numerous reasons. Firstly, it features none other than somethingyousaid contributor, ludicrously talented artist and model Rose Ashton. Secondly, it makes the Mexican… Read More


Getting a Blind Massage in China

I’ve always wanted to be the kind of person who enjoys getting a massage. It’s what easy-going, mythically under-analytical people and sports people do. Just as, to some, a bath evokes such pleasantries… Read More


Sydney Bars that draw the best crowds

There’s nothing like an awesome local pub/bar to bring people together and to enable the kind of social interactions that are so important (and that also ensure we occasionally converse with our friends using… Read More


Our Favourite Brisbane Haunts

Keely Thurecht walks you through some of somethingyousaid.com’s favourite places to hang/eat in Brisbane: When I sat down to compile my ultimate list of things to see, do and eat and drink in… Read More


Boarders without borders

With Skateistan co-founder Ollie Percovich over in Sydney for TEDx this weekend. Colin Delaney finds out about boardriding non-governmental organisations in war-torn countries. Take a few moments out of your day to read this. It’s… Read More


From East To West in Ninety Days

TEN WAYS TO SAVE MONEY TRAVELLING CONTINENTAL EUROPE A female traveller can expect to receive all manner of advice/warnings from people about backpacking Europe alone. Mostly along the lines of ‘be safe, be… Read More


SHUK, Sydney – Restaurant Review

‘The Shuk’, commonly known to locals in Jersualem as the ‘Mahane Yehuda Market’ is a marketplace with hundreds of vendors flogging their fresh produce to locals and visitors. Taking from this, SHUK is… Read More


Personal space and crossing roads in China

My lovely friend Laura unknowingly dribbles spectacular, if not insane life-advice on a regular basis. It can be like panning for gold and occasionally, applying it to everyday life can be just plain… Read More


The Standard Bowl opens its doors

On Wednesday night in Sydney, we were treated to the VIP launch of The Standard’s latest incarnation. The Standard Bowl. The ticketed live music venue has reinvented itself to become a commitment-free bar with… Read More