I’m in the process of booking a hotel for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney. I was having a bit of difficulty confirming which neighbourhood (if any) will be hosting the majority of the Youth Festival events. In Cologne (2005), activities were spread out between three cities, but in Toronto (2002) most events were centred at Exhibition Place.
I found this World Youth Day Festival Guide Map [Google Maps] created by Julien Hunt. It’s got a list of all the main venues, which confirmed that Darling Harbour and Sydney’s CBD will be the centre of events. Plus, since we’re using a Google Map to plan the trip, I can just overlap Julien’s map to get a sense for how close the various hotels we’re marking are to Youth Festival venues.