Sydney A-Z

For a while I was looking for a guide on everything Sydney related for the outdoorsy type of person like me. Unable to find anything, I decided to do a mini Instagram series on everything I love to do / everywhere I love to go in Sydney. Here it is!



The Aussies are an incredible active bunch. Get out at 6am and the parks / beaches are bustling with runners, yogis, personal trainers, surfers and everyone in between…squeezing in a pre-work workout of some kind. Me? Morning swims at Freshwater Beach set me up for the day .. followed by coffee!

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The grass is not always greener.

It has become clear to me over the years that most family/friends at home view me to be ‘living  the dream’.

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” Pip seems to always get it right. Pip lives in a dream world. How does Pip end up all over the place. I don’t know how Pip does it.” – one answer people, talk to everybody you come across and take a risk once in a while.

Yes, you could definitely argue that I find myself in nice climates . I haven’t been cold since December 2014, I spent a grand total of 3 weeks in the UK last year and have no ties there to be returning any time soon.

However! Let me tell you something.

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2015 – it’s a wrap

2015… what a year you were. Definitely my biggest year of lessons so far. Summed up in one word? Outrageous. The entire year I look back on going .. did that really just happen?

My degree was lingering in the back of my mind while all my friends at home snapped up a great job around the UK, but really it did anything BUT attract me to join the rat race of grad schemes in the UK. I needed out fast. 

Not long after the new year I packed up life in the UK and headed back to my little heaven – Cabarete, Dominican Republic. There’s something immensely special about travelling 9 hours in a plane to a tiny Dominican surf town where people are there to welcome you back with open arms.


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