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Struggle Street, UNSW

Struggle Street, UNSW

UNSW is amazing,  why else would we all go here? But that doesn’t stop us from experiencing ‘first-world-problems’. The 891 bus lines Everyone knows the massive pain that is the 891 the bus lines. Especially when you’re late for a 9am lecture and the line at Eddy Ave is literally through the …

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Cockatoo Island with PhotoClub

PhotoClub Goes To Cockatoo Island

PhotoClub recently visited Cockatoo Island and snapped some incredible shots, check them out below! Tsz Kin William Liu (Above Left) & Anna Zhang (Above Right) Tsz Kin William Liu (Above Left) & Dylan Kim (Above Right) Anna Zhang (Above) Sandy Zhang (Above) Joseph Chan (Above)  

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Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Exchange Diaries: Birmingham, England

Blitz chatted to Albert Lin, who recently got back from exchange in the land of, Big Ben, big Shakespeare plays, and big cities. What university did you attend? I went to the University of Birmingham, in England. What’s your favourite thing about England? The weather, honestly. I mean, as much as …

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Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh, Scotland

Exchange Diaries: Edinburgh

Blitz caught up with Shivika Gupta who spent time on exchange in the beautiful rugged terrain of Scotland. Read on to find out about why exchange in Scotland is much more than just working up the courage to try haggis and tolerating bagpies. What university did you attend? The University …

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Review: Best Things To Do at Taronga Zoo

Who doesn’t love visiting the zoo? Visiting the Taronga Zoo has always been a special treat for me. It’s Australia’s leading zoological park and is home to over 4,000 animals.  The zoo has a comprehensive collection of both native and exotic species. Although it’s not my first visit, I really …

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Review: Best Places to Visit at the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden is Sydney’s most beloved treasure. It’s the oldest botanic garden and scientific institution in Australia since 1816. It’s home to an outstanding collection of plants focusing on Australia and the South Pacific. Also, this year marks its 200th year anniversary. I absolutely love visiting the gardens because …

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SUBURB DETOURS: UNSW, Kensington

Kensington or “Kenso” (fun fact), is an Eastern suburb, southeast of the CBD. Home to many, Kensington provides the land upon which students in HECs debt reside, often lining up for free food events at the lovely UNSW. BACKGROUND Originally inhabited by the Cadigal people, who used to live around …

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Exchange Diaries – Mexico City

Nicola Johnson Hola todos, Nicola has returned from Mexico City to share with us what it’s like to go on exchange in Mexico. Rest assured, many fish tacos were had during her time there. What university did you attend? Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. What’s your favourite thing about …

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Sculpture by the Sea: Why It’s Worth the Trek

If you’re looking for reasons to ditch the books for a chance to enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea is possibly the best choice you can make. This easy 2km Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is filled with sculptures by the finest works from over 100 …

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Review: Beautiful Beaches in Sydney

Spring is already in full swing. Flowers are blooming everywhere you look and the sun is making us walk around in shorts again. It’s really a wonderful feeling being able to rock up at the university with a t-shirt and thongs (edit: flip-flops). This is an exciting time for me …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Maroubra

I’m sure in your years as a uni student, you’ve heard of ‘Maroubra,’ or as I like to call it, that beach with the large Rubik’s cube. Maroubra or the “Bra” is a beachside Eastern suburb, great for ducking out of the hustle and bustle of school life.  As the …

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Cheap A$$ Sydney (October)

Watch: Mosman Council – Zootopia Under the Stars When: 14 Oct, 7pm-9.30pm Where: Mosman Square & Village Green Spit Junction Cost: FREE! More info: events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/2117/zootopia-under-the-stars It’s time to get wild with Zootopia Under the Stars! The Mosman Council is having a free outdoor cinema screening, and there’s even chance to win a …

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EXCHANGE DIARIES: Ontario, Canada

Kristen Clifford Kristen just returned from Canada where our favourite (and coincidently the most attractive) Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is based. From maple syrup to snow storms, we found out a little more about what a few months exchange looks like in Ontario. What surprised you the most about exchange? …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Surry Hills (and a trip down Oxford St)

Surry Hills is an inner city, Eastern suburb, perfect for the refined hipster. Good ol’ Surry has a palette of fine foods, nice nooks and wonderful wall art. (Pro: super close to uni.) Need some picturesque architecture in your life (or on your Instagram feed)? Surry Hills’ got you covered. BACKGROUND …

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SUBURB DETOURS: Parramatta, the Emerald City

Parramatta or (you guessed it) “Parra” is a western suburb, that’s not too far from the CBD and not too far from the outer west. Basically Parramatta is the Emerald city of Sydney.  Like any other western suburb it is stereotyped to be full of bogans and gangstas, but I …

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SUBURB DETOURS: The Great West of Liverpool

While pretty much every university student spent their semester break, “backpacking” through Europe (you know it’s true), I devised a travel project of my own. This semester I plan to travel across different suburbs a fortnight, from my home area, Liverpool up to the beautiful Kensington. All with my trusty …

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Holiday Envy: Penang

When exam timetables were released last semester, I booked my tickets to Penang. I flew out of Sydney after I finished my exams and had kissed campus goodbye. When I arrived at the island of Penang the first thing I noticed were the buildings, popping out like Tetris blocks. After …

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Cheap Ways to Spend the Holidays

Are all your friends off gallivanting overseas for winter break while you’re stuck in Sydney? Whether you’re slaving away at an internship or just strapped for cash, fear not – have yourself a Sydney Stay-cation! There’s plenty of fun to be had on your coffee change or on nothing at …

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Travel Tales: A Poem By An 18-Year-Old

Here I am. Now what? Where to go? How far, How long, And how? Left or right? North or south? So many questions! So little time. This world, so big, And I am so small. I want so much, I want it all: To see, to hear, to feel, to …

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Travel Diaries: Why I Travel

As my last article for Blitz I wanted to write something special, if a bit longer, explaining to anyone who’s been reading why I do what I do. I recently paid a visit to my 40th country, and this is a little bit about why that achievement means so much …

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Travel Tales: Is Low-Budget Travel Hypocritical?

When I was 18, I had a very strong sense of what travelling should be like. Because it was my first time travelling by myself for an extended period of time in an exotic country, I thought I knew it all. I thought that low-budget travelling was the key to …

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Travel Tales: Moving Abroad

Whenever I think of traveling, I imagine moving around exotic places for a limited period of time, with an oversized backpack, scraping by on a budget, meeting new people every day, and visiting a daily dose of ancient, sacred sites. Don’t get me wrong, I think traveling is one of …

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Travel Tales: Is Volunteering Abroad Selfless?

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There’s a lot to be said about volunteering in exotic places. What makes us want to do it? Is it really selfless, to volunteer abroad, or is it sort of selfish, too? With its growing popularity, voluntary work has become a topic widely discussed and critiqued. Some will go as …

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Travel Tales: A Festival of Colours

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We all know what it is like to have our Facebook spammed with photos of coloured faces after colour runs and so-called ‘Holi festivals’. This ancient celebration of colours has recently spread through the West in a rather contemporary jacket. In India, however, Holi Festival, also known as the festival of …

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Travel Diaries: A Real Cliffhanger

I had arrived in Switzerland just 2 days earlier and, nestled in the small village of Lauterbrunnen at the foot of the mighty Alps, my friends and I had finally come to the decision not to go skiing on our day off. I don’t think anyone truly wanted to be …

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