Ian C

Ian C

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Co-founder of Travellr. I love music, travel, and the web!


February 2009

  • +3 rating

    What good restaurants in Sydney demonstrate awesome seafood?

    For seafood try; Catalina in Rose Bay a highlight is the whitebait with poached duck egg. Icebergs dining rooms at Bondi has it all, great views, scene, food, service, either in the dinning room or more casually in the bar or on the deck. Perhaps my favorite thing to do in Bondi on a hot afternoon is sit on the deck with a glass of champagne and a crab, rocket and aloli sandwich on rye. On a sunny day its hard to go past Otto on Cowper Wharf at Woolloomooloo. For me it's perfect, Italian but with some sensation seafood stand outs and the location is mesmerising. If you are after somewhere with more of a seafood focus Manta just a few doors down might be for you. My all time favourite cafe for breakfast or lunch is Fratelli Paradsio, Challis av, Potts Point. The menu changes daily with just a few staples. The calamari St Andrea is one and is a must. There is an adjoining bakery and sometimes you catch them as they make the fresh gnocchi on the marble bench. For amazing, authentic chinesse with fresh seafood in tanks try Golden Century in China town. For the best peking duck at any hour it's BBQ King. (Answer provided by my friend and Sydney restaurant expert Jemma - thanks!) almost 12 years ago

  • +2 rating

    What are some good youth hostels?

    I've stayed at the Green Tortoise (cnr of Columbus and Broadway - http://www.greentortoise.com/) a few times over the years. I stayed there the first time I went to SF based on the recommendation of my friend. I've stayed there heaps of times since, it's my fave place to stay when I go to SF! It's really laid back, good price, well run, they have heaps of events every night, a pub crawl, trips to Yosemite, and really fun, interesting people. It's also situated near lots of bars and a few clubs which are in that area, so it's only a short walk home after a night out! And best of all (unlike other hostels) they are 24hr and there's no curfew! In terms of other hostels, there are a few on Broadway that I've seen but haven't stayed at, so you could always go check out Green Tortoise then wander around to find a hostel you like. almost 12 years ago

  • +2 rating

    Where is a good friendly hostel to stay in Montreal?

    I stayed at the "Auberge de Jeunesse" at the southern end of Rue Mackay. It's really close to the metro, Saint Catherine Street (downtown Montreal), and some good strips of bars and clubs. The hostel was really good and organised activities every day - so I'd recommend it! Link: http://www.hostellingmontreal.com/en/home.aspx?sortcode=2 Map link below: http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=st+catherine&sll=45.494736,-73.575633&sspn=0.005483,0.016769&ie=UTF8&split=1&rq=1&ev=zi&radius=0.41&hq=st+catherine&hnear=&ll=45.494353,-73.571963&spn=0,0.016769&z=17&layer=c&cbll=45.494064,-73.573388&panoid=_Hv2jbzXnT5mlY5KenuWnQ&cbp=12,120.61,,0,0.16 over 10 years ago