Ian C

Ian C

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    What good restaurants in Sydney demonstrate awesome seafood?

    For seafood try; Catalina in Rose Bay a highlight is the whitebait with poached duck egg. Icebergs dining rooms at Bondi has it all, great views, scene, food, service, either in the dinning room or more casually in the bar or on the deck. Perhaps my favorite thing to do in Bondi on a hot afternoon is sit on the deck with a glass of champagne and a crab, rocket and aloli sandwich on rye. On a sunny day its hard to go past Otto on Cowper Wharf at Woolloomooloo. For me it's perfect, Italian but with some sensation seafood stand outs and the location is mesmerising. If you are after somewhere with more of a seafood focus Manta just a few doors down might be for you. My all time favourite cafe for breakfast or lunch is Fratelli Paradsio, Challis av, Potts Point. The menu changes daily with just a few staples. The calamari St Andrea is one and is a must. There is an adjoining bakery and sometimes you catch them as they make the fresh gnocchi on the marble bench. For amazing, authentic chinesse with fresh seafood in tanks try Golden Century in China town. For the best peking duck at any hour it's BBQ King. (Answer provided by my friend and Sydney restaurant expert Jemma - thanks!) over 11 years ago

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    What are some good youth hostels?

    I've stayed at the Green Tortoise (cnr of Columbus and Broadway - http://www.greentortoise.com/) a few times over the years. I stayed there the first time I went to SF based on the recommendation of my friend. I've stayed there heaps of times since, it's my fave place to stay when I go to SF! It's really laid back, good price, well run, they have heaps of events every night, a pub crawl, trips to Yosemite, and really fun, interesting people. It's also situated near lots of bars and a few clubs which are in that area, so it's only a short walk home after a night out! And best of all (unlike other hostels) they are 24hr and there's no curfew! In terms of other hostels, there are a few on Broadway that I've seen but haven't stayed at, so you could always go check out Green Tortoise then wander around to find a hostel you like. over 11 years ago

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    Where is a good friendly hostel to stay in Montreal?

    I stayed at the "Auberge de Jeunesse" at the southern end of Rue Mackay. It's really close to the metro, Saint Catherine Street (downtown Montreal), and some good strips of bars and clubs. The hostel was really good and organised activities every day - so I'd recommend it! Link: http://www.hostellingmontreal.com/en/home.aspx?sortcode=2 Map link below: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=st+catherine&sll=45.494736,-73.575633&sspn=0.005483,0.016769&ie=UTF8&split=1&rq=1&ev=zi&radius=0.41&hq=st+catherine&hnear=&ll=45.494353,-73.571963&spn=0,0.016769&z=17&layer=c&cbll=45.494064,-73.573388&panoid=_Hv2jbzXnT5mlY5KenuWnQ&cbp=12,120.61,,0,0.16 over 10 years ago

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    Can anyone recommend any good Australian produced films?

    Here's my picks for comedy The Castle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM-GVRvsZrA Kenny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0vE4ygyv6g over 10 years ago

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    I will be on the Gold Coast near Surfer's Paradise for one day this week. What should I do?

    Only one day? That's a tough one. If your day is long enough I would drive to Byron bay for lunch! over 10 years ago

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    what's the best public transport method to get from sydney cbd to bondi beach?

    By Train and Bus - Catch a train from Town Hall to Bondi Junction. Then catch a 380, 381, 382 or L82 to Bondi Beach. By Bus - Catch the 333 to Bondi Beach from Circular Quay over 11 years ago

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    I heard that there is some kind of river tubing thing where you can get really really really drunk while floating down a river. Cant find it

    Yes, you can do this in Vang Vieng. This is Laos' backpacker party town and famous for 'tubing'! Vang Vieng is 4 or 5 hours drive north from the capital Vientiane. The town is situated on a river, and a few km's upstream you can 'tube' (as it's known locally). Tubing in Vang Vieng involves floating down the river in a tyre inner-tube and stopping in at one of the many 'bars' on the river side along the way. The bars are literally on the river side, they throw a towline out to you and pull you in to shore. The bars are more or less the same but with different DJ's and music, and they all have swings and flying foxes you can jump off into the river! Once you're partied out, you just float down the river in your innertube with a cold beer until you reach Vang Vieng! A WORD OF WARNING: There is no hospital or medical services of any kind in Vang Vieng! I saw many backpackers with broken ribs and other injuries who either fell on rocks or hit the bottom of the river from a swing! Be careful, there is no safety! There's also many night bars across the river (Smile Bar is the current favorite) that are full of party-goers. In the town the popular bar is the 'Aussie Bar' which is usually open the latest. Bars in Laos must close around 11pm or 12am.. so start drinking early! ;-) over 11 years ago

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    Do I need a tourist visa to travel to Australia as a US citizen?

    From what I've gathered - the answer is 'yes'. You need to apply for an ETA from here: http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ In most cases, they say you should get it approved online within 30 seconds. There's also more information about it here: http://www.australiatravelsearch.com.au/trc/visa.html over 10 years ago