We are visiting from Ireland and have found Sydney an absolute JOY. What a city! The weather's been kind with little rain, warm temps (given it's still winter) and loads of sunshine.
Love the parks, the views, Botanical Gardens, Harbour Cruise, free walking tour, bus service, the ANZ Stadium, Rozelle and Balmain, friendly / personal service in most bars and restaurants .... these are the highs.
Lows are few and main one has to be cost. Almost everything seems expensive and some items just exorbitant; $22 charge for a 2 litre tankard of beer in a street side cafe in The Rocks. Thankfully that was an unpleasant surprise for some Americans who shared our table. But even stuff in the Supermarket .... The Aussies must earn good money.
Here's some other observations ...
What is it with all the corrugated tin?
Are the media/tv people always so biased? I.e. "one eyed/pro Oz whether that's in Rugby or the Olympics.
Great to see they have Harvey Norman and Home and Away here as well - why should we be the only ones to suffer :-)