Category Archive: travel

24 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City headed to Ho Chi Minh City, just about managed to avoid being involved in numerous traffic accidents and achieved bugger-all sleep: I asked a friend who used to live in Vietnam “What’s Ho… Read More

Landscape/Displacement, by Isidore Tillers

Classical musician and writer, Isidore Tillers, makes her debut by telling us how it feels to be an Australian shivering amid subzero temperatures in Germany: As I sit here and write, tiny… Read More

This summer’s must-see European Festivals

It’s almost festival season, which means we can start booking our summer excursions in order to catch our favourite musicians in the sunshine.

Getting Awkwardly Naked in Morocco

Jess O’Callaghan gets nekkid: I barely know how to handle myself in the changing room of a swimming pool in Australia, where women huddle against the wall and slip their underwear back on… Read More

Polpo is humble and delicious

Polpo is a bacaro, which is a Venetian word used to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food alongside good, young local wines. I had chanced upon a favourable review about Polpo some… Read More

In a Pickle: Street Food in Istanbul

Today, Farz Edraki makes her SYS debut by getting all in a pickle on the streets of Turkey: Fishermen on the pier unhook their daily catch from fishing lines; a family prepare to walk the… Read More

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

I was born around Christmas time and when I was in my youth it was brilliant, as once a year I would receive double presents or one big present. As I got older… Read More

Day of the Dead Festival in London’s East End

Welcome the REAL Day of the Dead. Last night I went along to London’s freshly opened Quiquiriqui Mexcaleria (which is pronounced ‘kee kee REE kee’ and means ‘cock a doodle doo’) for their… Read More

A Vegetarian Walks Into a Cockfight

Tenley Nordstrom is a vegetarian. She went to a cock fight. Here’s her story: Somehow I managed to score a studio apartment above what must be the only Irish pub in Nicaragua. The… Read More

Firing six bullets from a handgun

A Dutchman and three Australians borrow a car and go to a shooting range. It sounds like the beginning of a terrible joke. In some ways I wish it were. I have always… Read More

Stuff White People Like and a bit that they don’t

Harriet Cheney went to Newcastle for TiNA and Sound Summit:  I hit the road later than I had hoped to, because I was writing questions for an interview. Luckily, that meant that I… Read More

Jasper swaps Sydney for The Way of St James

Jasper Clifford-Smith is packing up his Sydney life and heading to Spain: Three months ago my housemates and I received a letter from our real estate telling us we had to leave as… Read More