THIS WEEK AT THE JOLLY SWAGMAN:
A select pair of the Jolly's most esteemed staff members attended a very useful travel forum at Base Backpackers in the city last Thursday, explaining all about exciting package deals and products for everyone travelling round Australia and the pacific.
Always remember that the jolly reception is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all of your travel needs where you can purchase fantastic packages specifically created for those who want to have a big time on a small budget, or simply just enquire about bus tickets and accommodation deals anywhere in Australia.
Exciting new products presented at the travel road show included MojoSurf- an amazing surf safari experience to camp-X on the NSW North Coast where you can enjoy a surf lesson in the morning with a professional instructor and all wet gear; chill in the afternoon around the campsite jam packed with activities such as kayaking, bushwalking and more, before partying at night "festival" style with DJ's on the beachfront.
Afterwards, continue up the east coast to Byron Bay and join a Grasshoppers Tour of Nimbin! For only $60 you get free pick up from Byron, lunch, waterfall swimming, pub visit and a tour of the famous hippie town: definitely a recipe for a high time! (and if it isn't, try a muffin or two...).
Be it finishing with sailing around the Whitsundays or skydiving or Cairns, we can even assist with your travel needs in New Zealand, with the best tours from the truest locals at the lowest prices.
THIS WEEK IN SYDNEY:
Have you seen the "Sydney Lights" yet? You may be wondering why the city skyline and opera house are evocatively lit up at night- the answer is its all part of the Vivid festival of "light music and ideas". But to get a condensed performance of all the best bits, book yourself in for a night of culture at the Opera House for Vivid LIVE, an artist-curated winter festival. In 2010 it will be led by two of America's most influential artists - rock musician Lou Reed and performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson. The two week festival will run from 27 May - 11 June and will feature a program of music, theatre and visual art which offers bold visions of contemporary American life and celebrates fearless innovation and ambition. The festival will continue to build on the worldwide recognition and acclaim of Brian Eno's Luminous in 2009 which attracted more than 40,000 people.
Not-to-be-missed performances include Rickie Lee Jones, Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio, Transitory Life by Laurie Anderson, Metric's Emily Haines and many more. For artists such as Bardo Pond, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Boris, Holly Miranda, Melt-Banana and My Brightest Diamond - it will be their ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW. Get your tickets from the Vivid website or pop over to the Opera House Box Office. Contact reception for more details brochures and a free season guide!
After a period of freakishly torrential rain (which saw a twister in the eastern suburbs, floods in the Central Business District and the State Emergency Service having to answer hundreds of calls), we are definitely glad to get some lovely today! Profit as much as you can from it though, as the rains are forecast to set in again tonight and for all day tomorrow, before clearing on Tuesday for a "mostly sunny" rest of the week. Top temperatures 19 degrees Celsius, minimum nine degrees.
DID YOU KNOW?:
According to the Stats Bureau, Chinese and Arabic are the second and third (respectively) most spoken language in greater Sydney after English! Goes to show Sydney really is one of the most cosmopoliotan and cosmopolitan metropolises in the world!
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