Tastevin: excellent French bistro and wine bar in Sydney, open till late

We came upon Tastevin, a French bistro and wine bar in Darlinghurst (Sydney) by accident. We had just seen a production of “Tosca” at the Sydney Opera House and were famished at 10:30 p.m. But where to go? ¬†We had already been turned away by a couple of restaurants in Darlinghurst, a district in Sydney […]

Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool and Cafe in Sydney: swim, sunbathe and enjoy the smoothies

If you are going to Sydney, do not even think of leaving without a visit to many of the city’s swimming pools and not just the rock pools at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. You must visit the Andrew (Boy) Charlton pool at Mrs. Macquaries Point opposite the Wooloomooloo Wharf. It lies below the Royal […]

Diamant Hotel: chic boutique hotel in Sydney

When you go to Sydney for holiday or business, the first thing you need to decide is in which district to stay. Sydney is a very large city and spread out, like Los Angeles. I had been to Sydney before so on my most recent trip, I knew I wanted to stay in or near […]

Onde: cool bistro, great food in Darlinghurst (Sydney)

Whenever I visit a city, I look for the neighborhood gems, the restaurants and cafes where locals hang out. Onde, a tiny bistro in the Darlinghurst district of Sydney, is one of those places. Its modern, space-age decor, bohemian chic clientele and delicious starters, main courses and desserts, make this restaurant one of my top […]

Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Sydney

Sydney is such a wonderful place to visit if you like the ocean, nightlife, nature, good food and sunshine. My favorite activity: swimming in one of the many rockpools in the city. Above is a photo of me at the Coogee Beach rock pool. I’ve already posted my favorite restaurants in Sydney, now it’s time […]

Mapplr’s favorite restaurants in Sydney

What I love about Sydney: the food, the rock pools, the weather, the people. Not necessarily in that order, but one of the most memorable holidays I have ever had in my life was spent in Sydney. Since this is about restaurants, let’s talk about the food. Why is it so good? Fresh ingredients, a […]