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Sydney day 4, and wrap-up

Backdated. Posted 17/11/2014. Day 4 -- Sunday Not much to report. Breakfast at Darlinghurst's Jekyll & Hyde -- which was a bit meh. M's order came with unwanted eggs, which I adopted. Afterwards I realised it was one of the breakfast places I'd ruled out because some of its Urbanspoon reviews didn't sound that great (though it had a respectable score of 89). I'd happily go back to The Bu

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Sydney trip day 3: Saturday

Backdated. Posted on 16/11/2014. Saturday! The weather was warming up -- have I mentioned how I'd jetted in on Thursday, a day after a huge storm passed through the city? Good timing (well, luck) is essential to any holiday, even a short one. After breakfasting at The Bunker in Darlinghurst, we caught the train across the Harbour Bridge to Milson's Point -- and walked back. Fr

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Sydney trip day 2: Friday

Posted 12/11/2014. Backdated to 7/11/2014. On the morning of day two in Sydney, after a sleep-in, we breakfasted. I'd looked at UrbanSpoon and concluded that every venue reviewed has its share of whingers -- it's a matter of identifying who is complaining about Real Stuff and who is complaining about trivia or a freak bad experience. The Royal in Darlinghurst seemed to have fewer whingers than

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Darlinghurst’s lovely old fire station

I couldn't help but hum Paul Kelly's "Darling It Hurts" almost constantly while walking around Darlinghurst on our short break in Sydney. Likewise "From St Kilda To Kings Cross" came to mind when in the Cross, and Australian Crawl's "Restless" when catching sight of the Manly Ferry and Circular Quay. In the middle of Darlinghurst, still in use, is the fire station, a lovely old building built i

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Sydney trip day 1: Thursday

Posted 10/11/2014. Backdated to 6/11/2014. On Thursday I flew up to Sydney for a few days. After umming and ahhing about whether I should take a small backpack or a wheely-case (I opted for the latter), I caught the train into the city and Skybus to the Airport -- pretty quick and easy, thanks to each having frequent services, though the PTV online timetables don't seem to know that trains from