Month: March 2016

Sydney in the rain (again)

Sydney and me… it’s not a love story. To say that up front. The city is fun. Beautiful. The harbor, the green, the cafés, the museums… It’s just…. it’s always raining when I’m there. Fourth time here and it rained for 48 hours. Tropical rain. When I was here for 12 days during my round-the-world trip in 2014, it rained…

Greetings from Brisbane

Around the two Madonna shows, I had a little time to explore Brisbane. First time here, so I had asked my friend Glenn what area he would recommend: Fortitude Valley. Said, booked. I got a room in the fabulous Tryp Hotel on Constance street, in walking distance to a train station and an enormous number of bars and restaurants. Fortitude Valley –…

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

It’s my third time in Australia, all in all I have spend just over three months here… but I haven’t seen much of its animal life. Not a single Kangaroo. Ever. Except road kill. And I refused to see them in a zoo. Well, but at one point you have to give in. So when my #madonnafamily friends Darren and…

Tears of a clown

It’s been 23 years since Madonna last toured Australia, and after promising to tour down under, then canceling, she was over-due, and she owed one to Australia. Well, she made good. Named Tears of a clown, a special, free, fan-only show was announced for Melbourne only a few days ago. Panic among the #madonnafamily die hard fans, flights were re-scheduled, holidays taken, some friends…