What makes Sydney Australia so special

Published: 05th May 2011
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As the latest slogan says: "There's no place in the world like Sydney." While everyone who has been to Sydney would heartily agree, it's a little harder to put your finger on the exact reason why Sydney is so unique. Like San Francisco, it has a famous bridge and is almost surrounded by water. Like the Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris, the Opera House is a symbol of Sydney. Like Southern California, Sydney is famous for its beach lifestyle. What is it that makes it stand apart?

The temperature has something to do with what makes Sydney special. San Francisco is virtually surrounded by water, just like Sydney, but it's hard to enjoy it when it's almost always freezing cold in San Francisco, inside or outside of the water. For nine months of the year, Sydney enjoys a perfect climate for beach lovers. Just cool enough to be invigorating and just warm enough to be inviting, it's no wonder that the beaches in Sydney are some of the best in the world.

Most of the great cities of the world reflect their own culture. Paris, for example, is quintessentially French. Sydney, while definitely Australian, has attracted migrants from all over the world. Go to one suburb and it has a distinctly Greek feeling about it. Go to another and you feel like you're in Italy. Go to yet another and you are in Thailand. If you love world cuisine, then you will love Sydney. Virtually every corner of the globe is represented somewhere in this cosmopolitan city.

New York is a great city, but you wouldn't really feel comfortable walking around in NYC in a pair of shorts and a tee shirt. In Sydney, it's not only accepted, it's the norm. Among world financial centers, Sydney has to get first prize for being the most laid back and relaxed. That's not to say they don't take care of business in Sydney. They just do it Sydney style.

In almost every other large metropolis, if you work in the city, you live in the city. That's not necessarily the case in Sydney. Thousands of commuters hop on the train from their Blue Mountain or Central Coast retreat and get to Sydney in no time at allYou don't have to sacrifice anything in Sydney: you can live in the tranquility of nature and enjoy the vitality of the city as well. This is something you can discover for yourself when you visit Sydney. A lack of a car needn't stop you from exploring, thanks to the city's excellent railway system.

One thing that makes Sydney unique is the simple fact that it is located in Australia. As cosmopolitan as the city is, it is still unmistakably Australian. As soon as you arrive, you seem to unwind and enjoy the relaxed Australian lifestyle.

Thanks to Sydney's extensive public transportation system, you don't really need to worry too much about where you stay. No matter where your Sydney accommodation is located, it will be close to a train, bus or ferry that can take you wherever you want to go. Don't worry about taking a change of clothes with you, either. If you're staying in a five star hotel in the heart of the financial district, you'll feel right at home, even if you walk through the lobby in a pair of flipflops and a beach hat.

Take a few days off, find Accommodation in Sydney, things to do and other travel related information about the area on bookitnow.com.au. Or visit our Australia blog for more Australian holiday ideas.

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