- Sydney, Australia - Stephen Jack Henry
It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and I am proud to call Sydney home. I am sure that it's a place where many people would like to live in, even though someone can claim that it has become a little bit expensive nowadays. I and a lot of locals like to call The Harbour Bridge, “The Coat Hanger” due to its distinct shape. Sydney harbour is the deepest and largest natural harbour in the world!
If you ever find yourself in this lovely city I highly recommend you take a round trip on the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly. You will see most of the harbour and the city from the water, it makes for quite a special trip. There is a popular coastal ‘Bondi to Coogee’ walk with views of beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools runs 6 kilometres and takes about 2 hours to complete.
And I’ll throw in one lesser known hidden gem. About an hour and a half train ride south of Sydney (Helensburg Station) you can find an heritage train tunnel about 2 minutes work from the station. Inside you will find the roof sprinkled with glow worms. Don’t forget to take boots it can sometimes get a little muddy on the way in.
Jack is an adventurous Aussie who decided to quit his job, take his backpack and start exploring our world. He describes himself as a future world traveler, who wants to share his adventures and tips via his blog , Facebook page and Twitter account.
- Dublin, Ireland - Marta Correale
If I told you that my city is the birthplace of Count Dracula, you’d probably think I am from the Transylvanian mountains. But that’s not the case: like Bram Stocker, Dracula’s creator, I live in Dublin - Ireland!
Dublin is often overlooked by tourists. The assumption is that there is not much to see here and, in a way, I can see why. Dublin is not a city that wows you with eye- catching landmarks, but between its lively pub scene, its incredible literary and theatrical tradition and its busy shopping streets, it has a lot to offer.
The first thing anyone notices is how friendly everybody is: Irish people are incredibly chatty and if you walk into one of the many local pubs, you can be sure you will not be alone for long! The drink of choice here is Guinness: it’s brewed locally (you should visit the brewery) and you will not find a better pint of it anywhere else in the world.
Dublin has also a wonderful coastline. Just outside the town centre, the Irish sea opens up in front of you, with landscapes of rugged coasts, wide beaches and lighthouses. Seals and seagulls are your companions here and cosy fish restaurant dot the seafront.
Dublin can also tempt you with amazing handmade chocolate and its lively music scene will keep you endlessly entertained. So, have I convinced you to visit us?
- Boston, USA - Brianne Miers