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Ok, I’ll say it: anyone who says there’s a better city than Sydney to celebrate an epic New Year’s Eve is lying. So there. I said it. Sure, I may or may not be subjective on this, but let me assure you: Sydney knows how to put on a good show. You may have to contend with bone-crunching crowds as you find a vantage point on that glorious harbor, but once those fireworks start, you’ll be so mesmerized that you’ll totally forget that you’re sharing the spectacle with 1.5 million friends-you’ve-yet-to-meet. The Foti Fireworks family has been at the helm of celebration in Sydney for over a decade, and they never fail to impress. Sydney’s NYE fireworks consistently rate as the best in the world, with over 1 billion people watching the live show across the globe. Do yourself a favor, though, especially if your 20s are long gone: book a table at one of the many waterfront restaurants and watch the visual extravaganza in comfort. It’ll set you back a few, that’s for sure, but if you’ve never experienced that kind of crowd, trust that it will be exceptionally overwhelming. Buying a little personal space in Sydney, on NYE, is priceless. And so is the show.

laurastraveltales 2 years ago

Try to find a more exciting place to be than Sydney on Chinese New Year. Their Chinatown district turns into party central for 17 days after the New Year celebration. Fireworks are thrown every weekend for three weeks, and the Chinese street food and markets last for the entire month. Incredibly, you’ll find dragon boat races on Darling Harbour and animal lanterns up to 15 metres tall lining the area. There’s live karaoke on top of Harbour bridge, which anyone can get involved in, and live performances of contemporary dance, traditional dance, and martial arts. More than 80 events collaborate to celebrate Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese culture.

booksandbao 2 years ago

Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and is often recognized as a cultural hub boasting plenty of cool tourist attractions and delicious restaurants to try. This multicultural destination offers incredibly scrumptious culinary options, often at a decent price, and reliable public transportation that is also easy to use. We recommend getting an Opal Card to get around, this rechargeable card allows easy access to trains, ferries, buses, and the metro in both Sydney and the surrounding area. Sydney is truly a sparkling metropolis, and also quite safe, only needing basic street smarts to avoid any trouble. Enjoy the gorgeous view of the Sydney harbor, and the plentiful events and attractions at this location down under.

seeker 3 years ago

The gays are out down under, baby! This metropolis is home to a vibrant LGBTQIA+ community and thousands rush to celebrate Pride festivities in the streets of Sydney. Acceptance wasn’t always the case and, similar to what happened at Stonewall, it took the community coming together to stand up for their rights in order to see change. But change has arrived and that can be seen in the flurry of rainbow flags, confetti, and the proud patrons all along Oxford Street.

chantelloura 3 years ago

Sydney Pride 2022: February 18 – March 6, 2022. An LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras festival of LGBTI+ art, cinema, trivia, debates, sports, fundraising activities and club events across Sydney. In February 2023, Sydney will host WorldPride: 17 days of celebration honoring the 50th Australian Gay Pride Week, 45th Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.

leah 2 years ago

Y2K came in with a blast of festivities, fireworks and excitement at the long-awaited Sydney Summer Olympic Games. The world tuned in ‘Down Under’ to watch as the athletes performed in the cool southern hemisphere winter, bathing in balmy sunlight. Gaining acclaim across the map, these games were one of the most unforgettable, resulting in Sydney now being one of the top travel destinations across the world.

seeker 3 years ago

With incredible natural beauty mixed with innovation, Sydney is the definition of a modern city. Australia is famed for its laid-back, friendly vibe, sunny weather, and gorgeous scenery. A perfect place to dip your toes into traveling, with a melting pot of culture and adventure at every turn- whether you are looking to explore the great unknown or get swept up in a metropolitan city, Sydney is the place.

seeker 2 years ago

Sydney, Australia is a vibrant and exciting city that offers everything from stunning beaches to world-class dining and nightlife. Visitors can take in iconic landmarks like the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, or explore the city's diverse neighborhoods and cultural attractions. With its sunny climate and friendly locals, Sydney is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Australia.

seeker 1 year ago

Sydney, Australia is one of the most popular cities in the world, known for its iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Visitors can enjoy exploring the city's vibrant neighborhoods, relaxing on its famous beaches, and immersing themselves in its rich culture and history. From delicious food to breathtaking views, Sydney offers something for everyone.

seeker 1 year ago

Rainbow flags line every corner of this shimmering metropolis for the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Sydney impresses year-round with a flourishing LGBTQ+ culture. Visit the famous Rainbow Ribbon which is one of the largest LGBTQ+ neighborhoods in the city, along with other cool must-see spots for LGBTQ+ travel including Oxford Street and Newtown.

seeker 3 years ago

Fireworks over the iconic Opera House? Sign us up! A New Years' celebration down under is truly like no other, with plates of tasty cuisine from a multicultural population and cheer brimming from every corner. Delightfully temperate and warm, Sydney is pleasant and exciting for a winter escape and welcoming in a fresh new year.

seeker 2 years ago

Sydney Guides

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    Dipping your toes into international travel may be a tad intimidating, but at Seeker we're quite experienced (if we do say so ourselves) and ready to guide you through the adventure. Whether you dream of romantic European evenings strolling down pathways in the moonlight or tropical adventures amongst temple ruins- all it really takes is a suitcase and a plane ticket (and maybe a helpful Seeker list). These destinations are some of the most welcoming and easy to explore. We selected some of the best places to take the first leap into your new chapter of exploration, from sunny Barcelona to ancient Kyoto, and beyond. Bon voyage!
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  • Party Cities For An Unforgettable NYE

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    So we are daydreaming about all the crazy and electrifying parties taking place all over the planet on New Year's eve, and we just *had* to put a little list together for any party animals looking for an unforgettable start to the new year. From Las Vegas to Berlin, whether you seek underground clubbing or flashy parties- these destinations have everything you could ask for, *and more*. So let's start this year on the right foot, and spend our last night dancing away worries of yesteryear. Cheers!
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    We took a little trip down memory lane and *virtually* visited the 10 most recent Summer Olympic Games host cities. Check out how each city celebrated the occasion, and consider adding these exciting destinations to your bucket list. The Olympics have long been an international celebration dedicated to promoting travel and connection between countries far and wide, and with the current games underway, get in the spirit and let's take a look at these iconic, historical destinations.
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  • LGBTQ+ Friendly Cities

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    This year travel to destinations that embrace all with wide open arms and rainbow colors. Stroll along historic pathways in NYC at the birthplace of Pride or party all night long down under at Sydney's famous LGBTQ+ Mardi Gras celebration- the possibilities of LGBTQ+ travel are endless, colorful, and exciting. Whether you prefer more low-key activities like cozying up in a coffee shop or want to get lost in the sparkling nightlife culture of a new country, we have the place for you. With access to history, culture, and yes- parties, add these exciting destinations to your LGBTQ+ travel list.
  • The Best Destinations for Solo Travellers

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    Stuck trying to find inspo for your next solo adventure? Or are you brand new and looking to wet your feet? Don't worry seeker, we have you covered. Across the world, we have chosen our favorite destinations complete with safety, excellent public transportation, and endless activities to fill up a dynamic itinerary. Enjoy a cafe au lait along the Seine river in Paris or embrace solitude in the tranquil rainforests of Costa Rica, the opportunities are endless. Whether you would like to meet like-minded folks in an eclectic hostel and party the night away beachside or eat, pray, love yourself through a transformative escape into the culture of unexplored terrains, we have selected the top destinations for solo travelers around the world so that you can relax and finally start planning your adventure.
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