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    Inside the Hydro Majestic

    The Hydro Majestic’s 1904 grounds formally known as the Medlow Bath has grown with our young nation and facilitated many roles in her time, originating as a hydropathic resort the grounds have also acted as a makeshift hospital for injured soldiers, an opulent ballroom venue for high society and the place of death for Australia’s first Prime Minister, Sir Edmund Barton. To me, the Hydro Majestic represents a Gatsby-esque aspiration – a venue that provides a glimpse into what wealth in the 1900’s looked like. A pillar of history that continues to marvel travellers from far and wide when passing the Megalong Valley. The first time I laid eyes on the grand Hydro…

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    Rendezvous with Riga

    My rendezvous with Riga began much alike any other melancholy date. I groaned in despair as my bus circled Riga’s uninviting skyline amidst a desperate searching for parking spaces amongst cramped streets. Judging from my first glance, I was ready to  call the date a day. My eyes didn’t sparkle at architecture of the buildings,  the charm of the surrounding city didn’t prompt a spark of excitement in my stomach and above all else, the exterior walls of the city didn’t leave me with a desire to tell the social media world exactly where I was.  Much alike any dating myth, the inconceivable happened – I persevered past my initial…