Have i shown you my home? Sydney, Dublin & Boston

So far we have travelled to Spain, Italy, USA, United Kingdom and Canada. Now it's time to add two more countries to this list : Australia and Ireland. The gorgeous Sydney, the charming Dublin and the historical Boston. 3 of their inhabitants share their stories with us.

  • 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!

Sydney 2

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.

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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.

Cave

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.

Iconic Trinity College Dublin_mini

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.

Temple bar, Dublin city centre

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?

Dublin famous hand made chocolate_mini

 

Marta is the writer behind ‘Learning Escapes’ a travel blog about slow family travel and cultural tourism. You can follow her family adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

  • Boston, USA - Brianne Miers
Boston is an old city by American standards – it was founded in 1630 by a group of Puritans, English Protestants who separated from the Church of England. Today, Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and the 10th-largest city in the U.S. It celebrates its rich history alongside top-notch bars and restaurants, iconic sporting venues and one of the world’s largest Apple stores.
State House
It boasts more than 100 colleges and universities, a thriving innovation economy and financial industry, as well as a robust art and culture scene that features world-class museums like the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (the site of the largest unsolved art heist in the U.S.!).
 
Tourist attractions span Boston’s 23 diverse neighborhoods – from the trendy Back Bay to the old-world Italian North End – but are mostly centered around the Freedom Trail. If you follow this 2.5-mile red brick path throughout the city, you’ll learn the story of the nation’s founding through churches, cemeteries, government buildings, homes, and other important historic sites. Popular stops include Faneuil Hall, now a marketplace, Boston Public Library, the second largest library in the U.S., and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship that’s still afloat.
And no trip to Boston can be considered complete without seeing its impressive skyline from a boat in Boston Harbor!
view of skyline from Thompson Island
Having visited more than 40 countries, Brianne of the "A traveling life" is a woman who can tell you a lot of stories about her adventurous life. So, follow her also on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

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4 thoughts on “Have i shown you my home? Sydney, Dublin & Boston

  1. Being from Massachusetts I can’t help but agree with Brianne. Boston is amazing and with so much going on and to do that you will find it difficult choosing what you want to do. Between all the historic sites, the harbor/aquarium, all the theaters and shows, the sports teams, all the different types of restaurants, and the occasional festival you may run into, you will have plenty of options to choose from.

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