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Top 5 Best Venues to Organize a Corporate Party in Sydney


Australia is a country that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Given that the country is mainly known for its year round sunshine, breathtaking landscapes, and exotic yet dangerous animals; Australia is also home to some of the most innovative companies and industries on the planet, the central hub for which; is none other than Sydney’s central business district.

A thriving economy means luxury for those who can afford it, and here, we are going to share some of the best venues befitting the hosting of high profile corporate events. Whether you wish to host a cocktail party, a seminar, team building workshops, corporate dinners, conferences or events, these venues are perhaps the best you will find in all of Sydney.
Sydney Showground

The first venue on the list is Sydney Showground, and for good reason. Located at the Sydney Olympic Park, the Showground offers a variety of event spaces so you can select the one that best suits your preference. Choose from venues like the Dome, Spotless Stadium, Jenko and Kelly Pavilions, exhibition halls, or the Sydney Royal Stables. Known for its connection with local farms around Sydney, Showground offers some of the finest cuisines you will ever taste in Sydney.
Taronga Centre

Next on the list is the Taronga Center, which overlooks the spectacular Sydney Harbor. This venue offers multiple choices for conferences and events. Most corporate events have complete access to Taronga’s slew of activities like Sky Safari and tour of their personal zoo. Catering of your corporate events are handled by premium service providers that offer a delectable menu to surprise your guests.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

If you truly wish to make an event memorable, what better way to do so than hosting your corporate event in this city’s iconic aquarium? Sea Life offers specialized packages for corporate events, including buffets, sit-down dinners, and cocktail parties. This makes it a well suited venue for one of kind networking events and conferences. The attendees can indulge in 700 different species of aquatic life once they are done handing out the business cards.
Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian Maritime Museum provides a rather up close and personal view of the city’s Darling Harbor. The event space you should look for here is the Lighthouse Gallery, offering a spectacular backdrop of both the city lights and the harbor. If you want, you can even select the HMAS Vampire; an old, retired naval destroyer.
Harbou Cruise

The final venue is Sydney’s Harbour., Numerous cruise companyprovides event packages for corporate events, workshops, or product launches.
Sydney offers some of the most remarkable venues for your corporate events and occasions. Rest assured that all of the venues listed herein will pleasantly surprise all your guests and result in a successful event.

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Mover Mike Hit 2,000,000

After an incredible June, Mover Mike hit 2,000,000 page views. I have been blogging since 2004 and it is nice to see that more people are finding this blog. Sometimes, I have considered quitting, thinking why bother, no one reads me. However, conservative fiscally, Libertarian socially, this blog joins many others who don’t like the path the U.S. is on.

No longer can we discuss things rationally and heatedly.  Now it seems the play book says to ignore the message, savage the messenger. We are seeing that currently with Trump and we read that Hillary hasn’t answered the press questions in two weeks. AND…more and more people are considering leaving the country.

Mexico”sends” their unemployed to the U.S.. How long will 93,000,000 unemployed and under employed wait to move south? How long will the drought stricken  in the south west wait to move? What happens when the U.S. becomes like Greece and can’t feed the 43,000,000 on EBT?

Stay tuned, dear reader. I hope to cover it and provide some answers. Thanks for reading Mover Mike

Emerging Markets

Emerging markets

Emerging markets

Wikipedia defines emerging markets as “The four largest emerging and developing economies by either nominal or PPP-adjusted GDP are the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). The next five largest markets are South Korea, Mexico,Indonesia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia...”

Martin Armstrong warns, “The emerging markets have issued debt in dollars which is a currency they cannot print and do not control. This hard-currency debt has tripled in the last decade and is split between $3.1 trillion in bank loans and $2.6 trillion in bonds. This will ripple through the banks causing massive new losses just as the Cyprus banks held Greek debt. This time, it will be the debt of all emerging markets. We are looking at a drastic scale of the biggest cross-border lending sprees of the past two centuries.

“A large portion of this emerging market debt was taken out at real interest rates of 1% on the implicit assumption that the Fed would continue to flood the world with liquidity for years to come. This has made the emerging markets vast borrowers dollars so in a trading position they are “short dollars”. This is the greatest short-position on a currency on the boards and when the dollar RISES, they will face the margin call from Hell itself. This will set off another banking crisis for bankers always buy the high and sell the low. They have NEVER learned even once from any economic crisis.”

Read more at Coming Emerging Market Debt Meltdown


Backpacker Guide To San Fermin Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Spain

As this year’s edition of San Fermin quickly approaches, held annually July 6th through the 14th, I wanted to provide readers my Backpacker Guide To San Fermin Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Spain. While backpacking through Europe last summer,…

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This Is The Way To Enjoy London

On my Bucket List is Wimbledon in London in June and July. I have watched the tennis matches since McEnroe and Bjorn Borg fought the famous tie-breaker of 18 games. And, I cheered for Jimmy Connors as he smashed the ball at his rivals. There are people in the U.S. who just love to visit London, have been many times and will go again and again. Me? I’ve never been. I’m looking forward to a vacation in the city. When I go for the matches and the sights, I want to stay for a month.

How do I find a place to stay? What must I see? It occurs to me that if I really want the best time ever, I need to seek the help of the locals. Recently, I heard about Londoners Robert and Polly Arnold who with their three children Rachel, Jonny and Mike, act as experts offering their personal services to make your trip a success. They will use their 22 years of experience to find a suitable apartment for you to use as your home base.

Use their London apartments booking service, and the Arnolds will help you find anything from a studio to a four bedroom accommodation. Maybe, you are traveling to London on business, you can choose an apartment or hotel from the list the Arnolds provide based on your preferences. Then they will arrange viewing appointments of your choices.

I know from my travels a local connection is extremely valuable and it can save me money. In fact, the owner of a B&B where I stayed knew of places I could buy at lower prices than the tourists and shared with me the names of restaurants where the locals dine.

So enjoy London by calling the Arnolds. Maybe, I’ll see you in June.


Great National Park Lodges includes Crater Lake Lodge, Crater Lake National Park, OR

Courtesy of Xanterra Parks & Resorts

Oregon may not bring to mind images of volcanoes, but the state has an explosive past. Crater Lake Lodge is positioned right at the end of a caldera (or huge crater) formed by the collapse of an ancient volcano. The upheaval produced lava walls stretching 2,000 feet high and the nation’s deepest lake, an exquisitely clear, jewel-toned blue. You can learn about the park’s geology on boat tours that run from late June to mid-September. At the lodge, ask for a lakeside guest room for the best views.

The Chateau, Oregon Caves National Monument, OR

Courtesy of The Chateau at the Oregon Caves

The charming six-story Chateau looks much the same as it did at its 1934 debut. It still has a fantastic setting adjacent to the main entrance of the cave and within old-growth forest atop the Siskiyou Mountains. After hours, walk monument trails, and you’ll feel you have the world to yourself. You can play board games under the lobby’s massive beams and sample local bison, wines, and microbrews in the dining room, where, about 75 years ago, the kid’s toy View-Master was invented.



America’s Best College Bars includes Rennie’s Landing, The University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Even the president of the university is a big fan of Rennie’s, which has been known to pitch in for charitable causes and events—and to pour seasonal craft beers. Guests eat and drink inside of a historic, two-story house, complete with outdoor decks and fire pits for chilly evenings. To watch a Duck’s game on TV with friends, a giant plate of cheesy bacon fries, and boozy lemonade? Well, it’s satisfying in college and all the more so after you’ve graduated.



America’s Coolest Indoor Water Parks includes Wings & Waves at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville, OR

Sure, this water park’s 10 slides, 2,000 feet of sliding surfaces, and 91,000-gallon wave pool deliver thrills, but they’re also designed to inform about the power and science of water. Kids can build “tsunami-proof” models in classrooms and test them in the wave pool. And along the climb up 111 stairs to the Boeing 747 on the roof, posters explain how the plane “landed” there. The plane is the starting point for four water slides, including one that drops six stories. evergreenmuseum.org


America’s Most Beautiful Coastal Walks includes Umpqua Dunes, Winchester Bay, OR

Courtesy of Scott Graham

So stark and arid that you may find yourself looking for camels or bedouins, this 10-mile collection of billowing dunes is in fact on the Oregon coast. You don’t have to walk far to get a workout as each step sinks into the loose sand. As you round over the last dune, you’ll spot the Pacific Ocean and the Umpqua lighthouse. Head to the water’s edge for as many clams as you can carry—mussels, littlenecks, and bay clams.

Challenge Level: Easy.

Essential Gear: For a clam dinner on the beach, be sure to pack your shucking knife. (Oxo; $7.99.)

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