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The Best Private Tour in Sydney

by Edgardo Gubelin on September 7, 2017

We’ll show you the best of Sydney, from the highlights of the City to the beauty of the surrounding waterways and National Parks.

What makes us different?  Too many excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

We’ll supply your own personal guide and vehicle for a few hours if that’s all you need. It’s your day… from sunrise to sunset… you’ll have your best day yet!

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The Sydney Vivid Festival 2016.

by Edgardo Gubelin on May 20, 2016

This year’s Vivid Light, Music and Ideas Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever!
From Friday 27th May till Saturday 18th June, get down to Sydney Harbour and the City to experience an illuminated Sydney.
“Vivid Sydney” is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring extraordinary lighting sculptures. It’s one of Sydney’s most spectacular, creative and  dazzling events. From artistic light sculptures to musical collaborations, innovative designs and architecture, Vivid Sydney hosts a unique range of performances.
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What? A Wombat?

by Edgardo Gubelin on May 4, 2016

On a recent trip to the Jenolan Caves with a German client, I was heartbroken to pass a dead wombat lying on the side of the road that had been been knocked over by a car. And then sadly, another one within a short period of time. One normally never sees wombats during the day, as they are nocturnal and come out to graze after dusk. And seems like they nibble on the grass verges alongside the roads.

So, when I got home that evening, I decided to investigate what the Wombat’s dietary needs were. Australian native grasses and the roots of some shrubs, seems to be their staple diet. Wombats dig underground burrows, to set up home. What fascinated me was that the wombat’s pouch (being marsupial) was back to front which prevents it from filling up with sand, when digging its burrow. I was blown away, when I realized how mother nature had thought of everything!

Reading on, I was more fascinated to find out that the Koala was its closest relative and for a moment, I tried to visualise a wombat climbing a tree. A weird thought then went through my mind. Surely, that despite these two marsupials, being so closely related, there was no doubt in my mind that the Koala, which spends its entire life in the canopies of the eucalyptus trees, would no doubt have its pouch facing upwards to avoid its young joey from falling out…

Mother nature, yes back to her. It seems that when she created the Koala, it must have been at the end of a very busy week, as she sewed the pouch on back to front. I have never seen a baby Koala falling out of a tree, maybe thats because mother nature quickly recovered and slipped a strong “sphincter muscle” at the opening of the pouch to prevent the joey from falling out!

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Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk

by Edgardo Gubelin on January 30, 2016

Sydney Tower Eye is Sydney’s tallest structure and second tallest observation tower in the southern hemisphere. The building stands 309 meters above the city and is open daily to the public. It is one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the Sydney with a revolving restaurant and stunning views over the city.

The Skywalk is an opened-air, glass floored platform encircling the Sydney Tower Eye at a height of 268 meters above ground level. The viewing platform extends over the edge of the main structure of the deck. Not for the faint hearted … or those with Vertigo!

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