After experiencing snippets of every season in this beautiful city, it's time to say goodbye to Sydney. Here's are some highlights of my last hurrahs.
A Weekend in Shoal Bay, Port Stephens
There are countless things to do in Port Stephens but what you aren't told is that you can also do nothing--nothing but enjoy being here.
My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 18: Why I Box
Recently, in my journey of exploring mixed-martial arts, I've switched from doing a bit of everything to going back to where I started and focusing on boxing. I've done so for a few reasons. For one, because I'm still jet-setting and haven't yet put down roots anywhere, I don't want to buy gear that won't… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 18: Why I Box
Kangaroo Picnic in Morisset
When a friend I met through Couchsurfing invited me to join in on a day trip and see these quintessential Australian creatures, I knew the moment had come.
Things to Know About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Sydney
An interview with Mario Yokoyama of myBJJ in Camperdown
Hunter Valley Wine Tour
The first sighting of European settlers in the Hunter Valley was in 1798 when a lieutenant drifted into the Hunter River in search of escaped convicts. While it is said that the region was named after Captain John Hunter, I'd say there's a good chance the colonists chose the name for how well it reflected… Continue reading Hunter Valley Wine Tour
My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 17: A Trial Class at myBJJ
And we're rolling! I've been back in Sydney for a few weeks now and earlier this month I took a trial class at myBJJ, an international Brazilian jiu-jitsu school founded by Mario Yokoyama and headquartered in Camperdown. I had been referred here by Petros Menelaou, a fellow patron of Darkside Gym and an instructor in… Continue reading My Amateur MMA Journey, Part 17: A Trial Class at myBJJ
Things to Know About Boxing and Martial Arts in Sydney
An interview with Uro Pavi, founder and head coach of Darkside Gym.
Things to Know About Live Music in Sydney
An Interview with Harrison Bray of Bad Absalom It's been a little while coming but I've finally found the time to write up the first interview in my series on things to know about Sydney scenes. Today we're taking a look at live music--specifically hard rock and heavy metal--with Harrison Bray, a 22-year-old who has… Continue reading Things to Know About Live Music in Sydney
Weekend in Sydney: Beaches and Bridges
With an outbound flight coming up this Sunday, my last full weekend was spent enjoying some of Sydney's grandest attractions.