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We often get bitten by the travel bug a lot. Some repel these elusive bugs with resistance and the dismal thoughts of scrimping while others spread their arms wide to welcome these incessant niggles (while scrimping still). Nonetheless, travelling is one of the best privileges anyone could have. What’s better than dropping the mess you’ve got here in exchange for a refreshing trip overseas?

An article by Penny C

Start walking

Start walking

You’re a traveller, an anonymous face in the crowd. You won’t meet the cashier at the book shop again and you’ll never buy groceries from the same check-out line. This is in invitation to embrace a whole new world, anyway you want to. And in a recent trip to Sydney, walking it out seemed like a good idea.

There she goes

There she goes

Walk and see who else walks with you. No carbon filled buses and no roaring Holden Commodores, take in the other sights and sounds of Sydney on foot. There’s no need to fumbling through your bag like a maniac just to whip out your camera for a picture before your tour bus speeds away. The splendour of sights walks with you instead. There are families with kids spending the day around a chalky outline of hopscotch on the ground, there’s graffiti art at the bottom of the ledge and the sun’s glow from the distance seems to light your road up ahead.

Walk on by

Walk on by

This refreshing taste of something foreign brings to mind so many thoughts and to the heart, so many excitingly anxious emotions. Realising how the local slang sounds so amusing, yet knowing that it intrinsically connects the people on so many levels,  makes me turn my head at every corner of the street. The long standing architectures of Sydney are conscientiously preserved to tell the new generation fascinating tales of the country’s past. Things become a lot less superficial as our senses are instinctively tuned to a new environment; to the quirks of another culture.

Street Stops

Street Stops

Look up; look around; look down. At any corner of Sydney, it doesn’t even matter if you get lost. Just turn and walk in the direction from which you came from because now you recognise the sights that will lead you back home.

2 comments

  1. i would love to go to australia one day, maybe in a few years time. but i love walking. in hk, my bf and i walked 4 train stations to explore the city. it was winter and it was absolutely fantastic :)

  2. Wow, you must have seen a lot of HK that way, good for you! And it must have been an amazing feeling to explore the city in such cool weather and with your bf too! (:

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