"What do you do with your weekend?" Top 5 Page for this destination Sydney by cjg1
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I’ve been sitting here wondering just how it is I want to describe Sydney. I feel at home here. It seems strange as I’ve only visited seven times now. But ever since arriving alone that first Saturday in June 2004 I have had a level of comfort with this city that I rarely experience elsewhere. Part of this is to do with the wonderful people I’ve met here. Part with the familiarity, coming back so many times; has made Sydney feel like home.
So much about this city appeals to me. I feel like I know it. Or at least good parts of it. The weather is always great. I have been in the fall and also the winter and it’s been great. In spring time it was fantastic. I like that I can recognize the changes over this time period. Stores that have closed. Hotels that have opened.
I love the lifestyle here so laid back and free. Just like they say "No worries". How could you worry in this place. the beautiful beaches, the Harbour, the ferries, the food, the bars, the sights...everything is magnificent. The pub culture is very appealing with a relaxed atmosphere where eventually everyone knows your name..... I love it here."
The people though. This is where the real charm is: Laura, Doug, Helen and Jackie. You have all made my trips here so wonderful.
During 2010 we visited Sydney twice; in February/March and then in November. Our fist visit was two weeks to celebrate my Birthday. We had wonderful adventure seeing new sights and experiencing new restaurants. We also revisited some old favorites and had good time with friends. We met some "Shire" folk, discovered new beaches, traveled to the Blue Mountains, kicked butt at Pub Trivia, Experienced Chinese New Year and Mardi Gras, Survived a Tsunami Warning, survived the Emus, Fed Kangaroos, visited new neighborhoods, tasted fabulous wines and met some great people. It was an incredible trip with my wife and a Birthday I will never forget. Our November trip was to celebrate Thanksgiving and a special Anniversary. We explored some new neighborhoods, discovered new pubs and resturants while enjoying some incredible weather. As always we made time to see some good friends.
We recently visited Sydney in February 2012 again for my birthday and in November 2012. Another set of incredible trips with some new adventures such as the NSW wine festival in Hyde Park and an Australia vs. Indian cricket match.
- Pros:Feels like home.
- Cons:So far from home.
- In a nutshell:See you next year!
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