Chania - Sydney, one way
Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:19 PM
I've arrived in Sydney one week ago and I'd like to introduce myself to the Greek Community here. My name is Konstantinos and I came to Australia to save the penguins...
I'm starting a PhD at Macquarie University, Sydney, about the effects of pollution on the ecosystem of Antarctica. I use to be a research fellow at the University in Chania but... we run out of money So here I am down under for the next (I don't know how many) years.
My first impressions of Sydney are very positive. I think Sydney is a very beautiful city with friendly people. I had the chance to walk around the centre of the city and go to Manly beach for a quick swim and a game of beach volley and i loved it.
I would love to meet some people from the Greek community and if you also live in Sydney maybe we can meet in person.
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:41 PM
My hypothesis is pollution has a bad effect on the ecosystem of Antarctica
If you haven't already, try the veggie burger at mac - level 1 of the foodcourt. Yum.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:14 PM
Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly- to see the harbour, bridge and opera house; enjoy lunch at Manly.
Darling Harbour- for restaurants, nightlife, shopping
Bondi Beach- goes without saying
Kings Cross- nightlife, strippers
Double Bay- restaurants, bars
The Rocks- Shopping, restaurants, pubs, markets
Harbour Bridge Climb
Sydney Tower and Sky Walk
The Entertainment Quarter Fox Studios, Moore Park- Restaurants, Comedy Store, Bowling, Cinemas
Parks and Gardens: Hyde Park and The Royal Botanical Gardens
Museums: Australian Museum, Maritime Museum, Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Justice and Police Museum, Museum of Sydney, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World
Taronga Zoo (also has some spectacular look outs)
Art Galleries: Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Shopping: Pitt Street Mall, Martin Place, The Rocks, QVB, The Strand Arcade, Paddington, Alexandria
There are lots of spectacular lookouts at
Watson's Bay (The Gap)
Balmoral (Middle Head Road)
Along Bronte and Coogee
Along Little Bay (Behind the golf coarse) where you can walk for 2-3 hours along the cliff edges up to a ship wreck at the heads
If you want to go beyond Sydney, you may also like to travel:
1.5 hours West to the Blue Mountains to see the Three Sisters
1 hour South to Wollongong then Kiama to see the Blow Hole
2.5 hours South to Jervis Bay for some good fishing and to visit Hyams Beach (beach with the whitest sand in the world)
1.5 hours South West to Kangaroo Valley to see beautiful waterfalls and nature reservse
2 hours North to Newcastle
2.5 hours North West to the Hunter Valley to visit the wineries.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:24 PM
Tiger Airlines (cheapest)
Qantas (most expensive)
to almost anywhere in Australia.
Australia has alot to offer......
From the tropical islands of the Whitsundays (Queensland) to the dry and barren Ayers Rock (Northern Territory); from the hidden bars and boutique stores of Melbourne (Victoria) to the crazy nightclubs and theme parks of the Gold Coast (Queensland); from the magical Twelve Apostles (Victoria) to the exotic Kakadu (Northern Territory); from the Big Golden Guitar in Tamorth and the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour (New South Wales) to the spectacular Wave Rock (Western Australia) and Devil's Marbles (Northern Territory)..........
Enjoy your stay!
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:36 PM
Ean thelis arapades go to Lakemba
Ti les? They have infiltrated the whole of Sydney.......
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:59 PM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:32 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:54 AM
Every single one of my friends is hellenic.....
The only non Greeks I know are my colleagues!!
You should try and make it to the Greek events that happen every so often in Sydney. Get down to the bouzoukia every Saturday at Fix Live in Rockdale. Or maybe you should have a coffee at Giorgios Cafe in Belmore. Or catch the hellenic football team Sydney Olympic FC at one of their matches. These are great places to meet people.
Have you come to Australia with any friends or family??
Posted 17 May 2012 - 12:57 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:04 PM
Come to Melbourne. We have no Lebos or Sydneysiders here.
How about you.........? You were a Sydneysider
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:28 PM
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