"Where Australia Meets the World" Sydney by dlandt

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For most people, Sydney is where they will enter Australia, and where Australians will depart for the world. In my opinion, its a place where Australia interfaces the rest of the world, and the first impression of Australia for visitors. As such a place, it has traits of both Australia and the world at large. Not to say that this is the only place you can enter or leave Australia, but its the most trafficked. It is what New York is to Americans, London is to Britons, and Amsterdam is to the Dutch. Its large, intelligent, well kept, interracial, multicultural, modern, industrious, cosmopolitan, and busy. Its not really Australian, but you can see Australia in it.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The largest, most diverse city in Australia
  • Cons:Can be a bit pretentious
  • In a nutshell:Where Australia meets the world
  • Last visit to Sydney: Nov 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ViajesdelMundo's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    I also lived in Sydney late 60's-early 70's; when it was really Australia---they hadn't yet allowed other than white nationalities to immigrate.

  • moiraistyx's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2006 at 8:28 AM

    Started planning my Sydney, you have a lot of great tips. Was actually thinking about heading out to wolf creek.

  • Propermark's Profile Photo
    May 31, 2006 at 1:03 PM

    Very nice page here! I hope to visit this place soon:)) Bye bye

  • Martman's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2006 at 10:33 PM

    Thanks for your nice Sydney page. I have never been there. My mother just got back 4 weeks Aussie and 2 weeks N. Zealand. Hope she gives me pics for my pages!

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2005 at 5:20 AM

    A couple of weeks later & Ive finished reading & rating your tips which are generally very helpful && accurate. Still say, shame you didn't learn about the fascinating history of the rocks. Regards from sunny Sydney to chilly Chicago.

  • Tourtech's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2004 at 5:35 PM

    cool pages, my wife and I are headed back to the southern hemisphere this feb.... 2 Weeks in Sydney. should be fun. Safe travels...

  • Aliceinhn's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2004 at 6:40 PM

    G'day! Thanks for passing by. When you go to Samoa, tell me:-)

  • Aug 11, 2004 at 7:36 PM

    Wonmderful tips and photos. Thanks for sharing your photos and travel experiences. :) Susan in Sydney

  • TomorrowsAngel's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2004 at 7:18 PM

    Interesting Sydney tips. Great emu pic.

  • Azhut's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2003 at 2:43 AM

    Thanks for ratings and comment :-)) great page


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