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Bondi Beach (Sydney) 03/11/2009

Bondi Beach

BONDI Bondi beach is perhaps the most famous beach in Australia if not the World. The glowing white sand, the cool breeze from the sea and the glorious whether make it one of the greatest tourist’s attractions in Australia. Everyone will tell you if you are in Sydney you have to go to Bondi Beach, and they are right, Bondi is one of the best experiences a tourist can have. History: Bondi Beach is located in the Area of Bondi, which is in Vaucluse, Sydney with an area population of about 10,000. Bondi which is originally an Aboriginal word means “water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks”. Between 1855 and 1877 the area was under private ownership and it was used to allow people to come and use the area as a leisure ground and picnic spot. Eventually the area of Bondi and the beach was taken over by the Government, and was used as a beach resort area. The government introduced a tram service that took people to and from the city centre to the beach, parking area were made for which people had to pay, and construction began on houses within the surrounding area. Bondi is very popular with tourist and I think the main reason is that it’s very easy and accessible to get to. The first thing that you might note is that the beach isn’t as close to the city centre as one might think. It took us a good 45 minutes bus ride from the city centre to get to the actual beach. However, buses, trains and trams all go towards the beach and thus it’s easy to ...

Taronga Zoo, Sydney 02/11/2009

Taronga Zoo

The Blue Mountains 01/11/2009

The Blue Mountains

Sydney Harbour Bridge 01/11/2009

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

My next review is on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is perhaps one of the most iconic monuments in Sydney, if not the whole of Australia. The Bridge is the main thing that stands out when you first arrive in Sydney, its like their gateway into and out of the City, and with its sheer size, its something that people should take the time to look at up close and personal. History: The bridge has a long history, original plans to create the bridge started in the late 1890’s however construction didn’t actually start until the mid 1920’s. The bridge’s total length is a mammoth 1149 metres (3,770 ft), and according to the World Records book the bridge has the tallest arch steel frame measuring 134 meters (429.6 ft) The bridge is accessible by many modes on transport which include, train, car toll, and walking. The bridge connects two main sides of Sydney and is frequently used by people travelling to and from work everyday. Pedestrians are also able to walk along the bridge, and there is a section from which a train service operates. If your staying in Sydney for a number of days I would try walking and taking a train through the bridge because it gives you a detailed look of the surrounding Sydney area. Whilst staying in Sydney you may hear from a lot of travels to take the Sydney Harbour Bridge Walking Tour. My review is going to talk about the tour in more detail because I think it allows travellers a chance to see what it’s all about. The tour gives visitors a chance to ...

Member Advice on Flu Vaccination 24/08/2009

Swine Flu Advice

Powerade Mountain Blast Energy Drink 19/08/2009

Powerade, let the force be with you

Powerade Mountain Blast Energy Drink Powerade Mountain Blast Energy Drink: OK so as you would have guessed it, this review is about the POW; Powerade Mountain Blast Energy Drink. Now i am a member of a running club, having run the marathon in 2007, i decided to pick up running on a more regular basis. As part of being a member, i have the opportunity to get free samples of different health products to try and test, this ranges from sports hydration drinks, health bars, clothes etc, i guess it has its upsides. I first came across the powerade drink about 7 months ago. Now i am normally one to give things a try, but to be honest their are so many sports drinks our their its hard to keep yourself loyal to one. I had been a long fan of the lucozade hydration drink, it seemed to give me everything i needed at the time, however i was willing to give this drink a try. This review will hopefully give some insightful information about the product, which may become handy to anyone thinking of trying the drink in the near future, so enjoy. History and Background Information: The Powerade Energy drink is made and manufactured by Coca Cola, the product was first launched in 1988, and at the time Coca Cola were trying to compete with Pepsi's Gatorade, as it is perhaps one of the biggest competitors in the sports drinks market in America. To date Gatorade still holds a large share of this market in America, with a market share in the region of 88%, which makes it one of the best for over a decade. It was not until 2004, that ...

Drillbit Taylor (DVD) 18/08/2009

Meet Drillbit

The Ruins (DVD) 18/08/2009

Ruin this

The Ruins (DVD) The ruins is a horror film that was released in 2008, directed by Carter Smith and starring Jonathan Tucker, Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey and Joe Anderson. The book was originally based on a Novel that was written by Scott Smith. I had the pleasure of watching this film, last week, and I was one of mixed feelings. At times this film was brilliant, a fresh new plot, which didn't have any ghosts, or villains, but at times it was hard to pick up the film, in the sense that there were moments were the film slowed down. A great horror film should be one that has a constant flow to it, one that constantly keeps you on the edge of your seat. Plot: So the film starts of in a dark cold place, the viewers see a woman, who is trapped in a dark dungeon type area, one that looks more like a well, or a cave. She tries to call for help, but with no success, she has her phone with her but she can't seem to pick up a signal, then suddenly she is dragged away into the dark by a mysterious force, that we can't see, I guess this is to add a great suspense and a greater build-up. So we fast forward now to a scene that is of a different nature, Two young American couples (Jeff and Amy, and Eric and Stacy) are on a holiday in Mexico, sitting by the pool, they soon realize that they want to do something exciting and different on their last days in Mexico. They soon befriend a young man by the name of Mathias a German tourist. Mathias lets the others no that his brother Heinrich and his ...

Luxor, Las Vegas 14/08/2009

Luxor Hotel

Luxor, Las Vegas This next review is about my experience at the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. I went to Las Vegas once before, which I think most people would no if they had read some of my previous reviews, however the excitement and thrill of Vegas once again attracted me to the Sin City. My previous review focused more about the whole experience of what can be done in Vegas, the next set of reviews will focus more on the two hotels I stayed at whilst on my trip, the first being the Luxor which I stayed in for 3 nights, followed by the Bellagio, which I stayed in for two nights. Now most people will probably ask how the hell he goes to so many places, well it does have a strain on the wallet, but I work dam hard so I don’t see why I can’t indulge in the nice life. Hopefully this review will be informative for anyone thinking of staying at the Luxor hotel and casino, so enjoy. Hotel Information: Ok so let’s give some background information about the hotel, the Luxor hotel is located in Paradise, Nevada, along the main Las Vegas Strip, which has the famous casinos and hotels. Construction began on the Luxor in 1991, with the idea of creating the first fully themed hotel resort in Las Vegas; the idea was to create an Egyptian theme, which revolved around creating a pyramid design for the main building to incorporate the name. As noted the hotel is named after the famous city of Luxor in Egypt. The Luxor was fully opened in 1993, and at the time the building was the tallest on the strip, ...

CN Tower, Toronto 13/08/2009

The CN Tower

CN Tower, Toronto So this next review is about my experience in the CN tower, when I visited Toronto Canada. I had visited a number of big attraction sights in Toronto, but this was one of the one’s that a enjoyed extremely. It was fun, exciting, bold and out of this world, it was a plus that I wasn’t afraid of heights, so for anyone who does suffer from vertigo, it might be a challenge to visit this place. I had been to Toronto once before, however I was only 8 and thus didn’t have the chance to visit the CNN tower only views it from outside. I promised myself that I would come back one day to visit this attraction, only took me over a decade to come back, but it was highly worth the wait. Information and the CN Tower: The CN tower started its construction in 1975, once the construction was complete it stood at a mammoth 1,815.4 ft) tall, making it the tallest free standing building in the world, until in 2007, when the still under construction Burj Dubai exceeded its record. The construction and planning of the tower took many years to do; it created over 15,000 jobs in construction, sanitation, and cleanup, helping to create a net profit for the economy. It was seen as Toronto’s big building, something all the world could come and admire, to overlook, and somewhere were tourists could come and enjoy the views of the breathtaking Niagara Falls, which isn’t too far from their. The original plan was not to include a sky deck, but rater make it a simple tower, however architects and city ...

Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai 12/08/2009

The Burj Al Arab

Toronto 10/08/2009

Toronto

This review is about my time in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I spent just under two weeks in this province, and so I thought I would share my travel experience with everyone. I have been to Canada once before, however I was very young and thus didn’t really get a feel for the province; I was too young to travel around and to young to do the things I enjoy doing now. These reviews won’t list all the things that can be done in Toronto, but rather just the things I had done during my stay. Hopefully, this information will be of some use to anyone reading this and hoping to travel their one day. Brief History: Ontario is a province located in east central Canada, and is the second largest province after Quebec. Most of Ontario is bordered by the US, and for this reason many of the tourists visiting the northern tip of America will also stop by to Ontario to see some of the sights. Ontario’s capital is Toronto, which is I stayed and visited. With a population in excess of 2.5 million is the fifth most municipalities in North America. Europeans first landed in Toronto in the early 1500’s, and they have left a lasting impression, with the European language spoken, the architecture and the cuisine. The main language spoken in Toronto is French, however English is also universally known, and is used everyday. The climate in Toronto is one of much change, it can be both extremely cold and wet, whilst at the same time during the summer months exceptionally hot. This next stage ...

New Orleans 07/08/2009

Forget Katrina

This review is about my time in the wonderful and majestic place known as New Orleans. This may be a long review, and for that I apologise in advance, however I don’t want to write multiple reviews about the different places you can see and visit, I just feel its fitting to fit it all into one large informative review, which will hopefully attract people to visit this place, or to at least get some idea of what the culture, lifestyle is al about, what there is to see and do and so on. New Orleans has never been the same since Hurricane Katrina hit a few years back, the devastation and destruction it caused is still evident even today, with many abandoned house’s, shops and bar. What really astonishes me about this city is the sheer grit and determination of the people to move on and stay where they belong. There were a number of people, who left the city along with Katrina, but there are countless numbers who have stayed, who have helped rebuilt their city, and this is evident wherever you go. History: New Orleans City is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, and is one of the major US ports in America. It’s evident that New Orleans has a French feel to it, and obviously this is natural considering the French found the city in the early 1700’s.However, during the 1800’s the city was captured by the Spanish, until Napoleon sold the land to the US in 1803. The European influence is still evident today, with the existence of the French Quarter of New Orleans, ...

Home Alone (DVD) 06/08/2009

Home Alone

Home Alone (DVD) Home Alone, was a classic hit comedy film that was first released in 1991. Even in my adulthood, I am more than happy to watch the film again, and when I was a kid I use to remember watching this film a hundred times during the Christmas holidays and summer holidays. It was such a feel good family fun film; it was the sort of film that even if you’ve watched it once you would never gets bored watching it over and over again. Plot: The film opens with the entire McCallister family packing for their Christmas vacation to France. The family is exceptionally big, some 30 plus including adults. Kevin McCallister the youngest in the family needs help packing his luggage, the older kids simply don’t have the time or the patience to help him, he feels left out and unwanted, just like most teenagers. A patrol police man Harry played by Joe Pesci, comes ask the family that they take the appropriate precautions as they don’t want to get robbed. The pizza man finally arrives, and the family starts to eat, before the get an early night. Kevin who loves cheese and tomato pizza is looking for his pizza, however his older brother Buzz eats the last slice deliberately knowing the Kevin wants it. Kevin vents his anger out on Buzz by pushing him, in turn Buzz land on the table and causes a big mess. As punishment Kevin is sent upstairs to the lost to sleep by his mother, Kevin is upset and angry and says he wishes he lived alone. Here comes the night, everyone sleeping, a storm brews ...

Mars Maltesers 04/08/2009

You Tease

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