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Australia
'The Park' - New Sydney Pop-Up Bar

‘The Park’ – New Sydney Pop-Up Bar

A lovely Sydney based friend of mine told me about one of Sydney’s coolest and newest Pop-Up Bars.  “The Park” is an awesome outdoor bar located at the Paddington / Woollahra Gates of Centennial Park. Last chance to visit The Park is this week! The Park features delicious catering and a licensed bar available with a...
Try out The Sailors Club in Sydney!

Try out The Sailors Club in Sydney!

To all my dear friends in Sydney – and all of you travellers out there going to Sydney soon – check out this cool restaurant, which one of my lovely Aussie friends has recently recommended to me! The Sailors Club on Sydney harbour at Rose Bay Pier should be absolutely amazing! Inspired by the luxurious...
Australia's metropolis, Sydney

Australia’s metropolis, Sydney

Travel Habit actually came to life when Pernille was visiting Benedicte in Sydney earlier this year. Since we started the blog we haven’t had a chance to write you a Sydney guide. We are now making an attempt below. Sydney is an amazing city, which we both have great memories of. Benedicte lived in Sydney...
Darwin - Australia's tropical capital city

Darwin – Australia’s tropical capital city

( Beautiful beach in Darwin. Tempting water? Indeed, but nobody is swimming due to crocs and box jellyfish! ) Darwin is Australia’s tropical capital city – an oasis located on Australia’s northern coastline. Recently, Lonely Planet listed Darwin as one of the world’s top ten cities to visit in 2012, and I can only agree...
Go to 'The Grounds' in Sydney...

Go to ‘The Grounds’ in Sydney…

The Grounds of Alexandria is a new café, which would have been on my list, when visiting Sydney in the beginning of this year. Instead I can now write it down for next time I go – if Benedicte doesn’t beat me to it :) One thing I found with Sydney and Melbourne is that...
Australia's Red Centre - Outback, big rocks and lots more...

Australia’s Red Centre – Outback, big rocks and lots more…

( “Uluru” or Ayers Rock at sunrise. So beautiful! Picture source – Travel Habit / July 2012 ) I’m moving back to Denmark in about a month… I have lived in Sydney for 18 months, and now it’s time to go back! But before we return to Copenhagen, we are travelling for 6 weeks: First stop was Fiji,...
A room with a view at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney!

A room with a view at Shangri-La Hotel Sydney!

I’m currently staying at the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, a great hotel located in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District. Our room (on the 17th floor) has an amazing view of the iconic Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Sydney Harbour (see my pictures below)! The hotel is located close to many tourist attractions in Sydney and therefore...
We ♥ Pictures / More Sydney and Manly snapshots!

We ♥ Pictures / More Sydney and Manly snapshots!

It’s winter in Sydney now! The weather is actually quite chilly, but we still have some really nice and sunny days! Coming from Denmark, this is a fantastisc winter (between 13-20 C)!! :-) I hope you will enjoy my pictures below from Sydney and Manly in May and June 2012 (amongst other Manly Beach, Sydney Harbour, Sydney...
Snowy Mountains in Australia

Snowy Mountains in Australia

Before I moved to Sydney I had no idea that you can actually ski in Australia… I heard about skiing in New Zealand, but only associated Australia with sun, beautiful beaches and dangerous animals. The Snowy Mountains (approx. 6 hours drive from Sydney) boasts five of the highest peaks of the Australian mainland, with the...
Funky and food-centric Danks Street, Waterloo

Funky and food-centric Danks Street, Waterloo

This weekend I discovered a new part of Sydney that I wish I had found earlier… One of my friends booked a table for breakfast at a restaurant at Danks Street in Waterloo (south of Surry Hills) and before meeting up I spent some time exploring the area. With funky restaurants, cafes and food markets...
Light and music festival in Sydney, 25 May - 11 June 2012

Light and music festival in Sydney, 25 May – 11 June 2012

From 25 May – 11 June 2012 Sydney will once again be transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas when the Vivid Festival takes over the city after dark. This is a great event (now heading into its fourth year) and once again illustrates that the Australians understands how to make use of the city’s...
Efterklang @ Sydney Opera House

Efterklang @ Sydney Opera House

On Friday (26 May 2012) the Danish band Efterklang is performing at Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony! We have tickets and I’m really excited to see a Danish band performing in such beautiful surroundings… On May 26th Efterklang will make their Australian debut performance at Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony. The event will be...
Blogpaper feat. Travel Habit

Blogpaper feat. Travel Habit

A few weeks ago we were asked by the Danish site Blogpaper if we wanted to contribute to their website. Blogpaper is a mix between a blog and an online magazine, where you can find posts by bloggers within different categories, interviews etc. all presented in a online magazine form. Really cool! Check out our contribution here in a...
Hotel Palazzo Versace and Kelly Slater

Hotel Palazzo Versace and Kelly Slater

Just got back from a long weekend in Surfers Paradise, a suburb located in the heart of Gold Coast, Queensland. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this place, but I didn’t leave disappointed! Surfers Paradise (and Gold Coast in general) is mostly know for attracting rich Australians with bad taste, backpackers, skyscrapers that cast shadows...
Weekend snapshots @ Sydney and Manly

Weekend snapshots @ Sydney and Manly

Some snapshots from the last couple of weekends in Sydney and Manly: Brekkie at the Boathouse in Palm Beach, shopping in Paddington, exploring Manly Beach, strolling down the streets of Sydney’s CBD, etc. Manly Beach has been my home for 1.5 years now – I will miss Manly and Sydney soooo much once we go back...
Next holiday booked! Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

Next holiday booked! Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast

Imagine a hotel filled with Versace runway models hanging out by the pool, dining in the restaurants and working out in the gym? Fantastico! Okay, maybe it’s not quite like that (thank God…), but this hotel really looks good! We have just booked 3 nights in May at Palazzo Versace (= Versace Palace), a luxury resort located at Main...
Melbourne – Australia’s cultural capital…

Melbourne – Australia’s cultural capital…

If you are travelling to Australia, you don’t want to miss out on Melbourne and the city’s creative buzz! Melbourne is a city of style and creativity with a remarkable dining scene, trendy bars, cutting-edge fashion, several vibrant cultural spots and reportedly Australia’s best coffee… I have visited Melbourne many times over the last year....
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia - Opens 29th March 2012

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – Opens 29th March 2012

Today, a new and significantly expanded Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) opens the doors! The MCA has been under a A$53 million redevelopment for several months which has transformed the museum into a major cultural centre for contemporary art and creative learning. See the opening weekend program and find more information about MCA here (29 March to 1 April 2012)!...
Spend a summer evening at Sydney St.George OpenAir Cinema!

Spend a summer evening at Sydney St.George OpenAir Cinema!

A perfect scenery and the most impressive open-air cinema set-up I have ever seen: Imagine watching one of the latest Hollywood movies with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in the background! An amazing atmosphere and a great way to spend a summer evening in Sydney. The movie starts at 8:30 pm –...
Jervis Bay & Hyams Beach

Jervis Bay & Hyams Beach

Travel 3 hours south of Sydney – and you will be on one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches! The approximately 3 hours drive from Sydney to Jervis Bay will take you through some beautiful stretches of coastline with bushland, national parks and white sandy beaches. Take the beautiful Grand Pacific Drive, which features the spectacular Sea...
Sydney by Seaplane

Sydney by Seaplane

When in Sydney I would suggest you make time for a seaplane ride. It is in an old 1970’s or so plane, with pastel coloured leather seats and wood panelling – real authentic! Fly on a clear day and see the whole city from above. You can book several different trips see their website here....
Diving - The Great Barrier Reef

Diving – The Great Barrier Reef

How and where ? Going on your first dive is an extraordinary experience. I went on my first dive on the Great Barrier Reef a few months ago. At first we wanted to book a ‘live aboard’ trip where we would have 2-3 dives a day in different parts of the reef. However, in peak...
Swellnet: Getting to know the Aussie waves...

Swellnet: Getting to know the Aussie waves…

Where to find the best Aussie waves of the day? Check out www.swellnet.com.au, which is your best source for Australian surf reports, surf forecasts and surf cams. From Bondi to Surfers Paradise, this website has everything you need to know about the surf conditions Down Under – enjoy! (Picture source: www.swellnet.com.au, Photographer: Mark Clinton)
[ The Blackman ] Hotel

[ The Blackman ] Hotel

Need a hotel in Melbourne? We stayed at this cool and beautiful hotel, which is in the TOP 3 hotels in Melbourne on Tripadvisor. We got a really good deal off booking.com and stayed in the studio suite with a balcony at a really good price. The hotel is decorated with paintings from the Australian...
The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Food Guide 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide 2012

Planning to stay in Australia for a longer period of time and do you fancy a good meal? Then check out the Sydney Morning Herald’s ‘Good Food Guide 2012‘. Living in Sydney for about a year, this yearly guide has been really helpful and a good source of inspiration for me and my friends! My favorites? Sooo...
Ivy Pool Club in the heart of Sydney's central business district

Ivy Pool Club in the heart of Sydney’s central business district

Maybe it’s because I come from a country where open air bars and pool clubs are non-existing due to the cold weather, but I really like this place in Sydney’s central business district: Ivy Pool Club. Go for a drink and dance in the water at night or relax by the pool during the day. For...
MoVida Bar De Tapas Y Vino, Melbourne

MoVida Bar De Tapas Y Vino, Melbourne

Tapas on the other side of the world! A few months ago we were in Australia, where we travelled through Melbourne. We were recommended a tapas restaurant MoVida Bar De Tapas Y Vino –  and I’m so glad we went there! I think it was the nicest Tapas (outside of Spain) that I’ve had. The...
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island

In the beginning of this year my boyfriend and I took the long flight to Australia to visit Benedicte (the other half of this blog). During our trip we stayed a few days on Hamilton Island. The island is situated  on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and is part of the ‘Whitsunday Islands’. Hamilton Island...