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Osaka Bar | Potts Point, Sydney

Osaka Bar | Potts Point, Sydney

It seems that no conversation about Kings Cross these days is complete without debating the merits of the much-maligned lockout laws and lamenting the loss of iconic venues such as Hugo’s and Trademark. As a young man, I only had the pleasure of going out in ‘The Cross’ a few times, so I don’t have too many nostalgic memories about the place (nor too many memories about it full stop, mind you!); but it’s easy to see that it’s nothing like the glory days of old.

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Kujin | Elizabeth Bay, Sydney

I used to work with a guy who was an absolute fitness machine. He competed in ironman competitions (that's a 4km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km run - non stop...) and 24-hour solo mountain bike races, and even fought in amateur MMA competitions. I went and watched him fight once, just after he'd grown a beard, and without his shirt on he looked exactly like Wolverine, but without having had any photoshopping (no offence Hugh Jackman, I know you're pretty ripped too!). Oh, and he was in his mid-40's.

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