Category Archive: travel

Guangzhou, pollution & nature paraphernalia

Australian Stephanie Cobon is currently living in China. Following last week’s eventful visit to the hospital, this week she’s getting mighty confused by nature paraphernalia: Back in Sydney, my old housemate puts on workshops… Read More


Mormons, Polygamists and sex in an ambulance

Australian artist/model Rose Ashton’s journey to Salt Lake City fuelled her already-substantial fascination with fundamentalist Mormons who practice polygamy: No matter what I’ve learnt, what I saw or the way I relay these… Read More


Cornersmith café opens for drinks

Alyssa Anne has a tipple in Marrickville: Billed as a ‘tipple and a pickle’, one of Inner West Sydney’s favourite cafés has recently nabbed itself a license. Instead of pairing their locally and seasonally-sourced dishes with… Read More


China and its little absurdities – Guangzhou

It’s hard to feel culture-shock when you come from a country as multicultural as Australia. I still don’t think that’s an ethnocentrically obnoxious claim to make, which is why, from the floor of the… Read More


European Festival Guide 2014

The fact that the majority of Europe was recently hidden under snow/dirty floodwater makes it seem almost ludicrous to consider planning summer festival trips, but, believe it or not, festival season is just… Read More


Secrets of Bratislava – Travel Tips

Koren Helbig dispels your preconceptions about Bratislava and offers invaluable secrets for travellers: If you’ve ever seen the 2005 American horror film Hostel, chances are you think Bratislava is a pretty crummy place to go.… Read More


Food Review: Ubiquitous Chip in Glasgow

It was the most dank and dreary of days. Typical Glasgow fare. Drowned by torrential downpours and dodging flooded pavements and abandoned backward spread umbrellas we wandered around Scotland’s largest city. While jumping… Read More


Food Review: Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney

Thanks to somethingyousaid.com, I was given the lucky opportunity to inhale a free meal and share a jug of Long Island Iced Tea with mates at Sydney’s iconic Lansdowne Hotel. The building endured… Read More


How to behave on a plane

My husband travels for a living. Tour Manager by trade, he’s an all-knowing, all-seeing, human compass. His partner-in-crime travels as much, as far, and for the same worthy rock cause. They’re the Batman… Read More


Live Review: MONA FOMA, part one

Somethingyousaid.com’s Chloe Mayne checks out MONA FOMA, an annual festival based in Tasmania: I’m going to hazard a guess and say that you’ve all heard of MoMA , the elegant New York governess of… Read More


Travel tips for the 2014 World Cup

Your country might not have a cat’s-chance-in-hell of qualifying through the group stages (hello England and Australia fans), but the 2014 World Cup promises to be a spectacle of culture and entertainment nonetheless.… Read More