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Sydney, Australia

By Allan Yap & Nigel A. Skelchy

It's been 2 days since I arrived in what should be Australia's capital.

Bold, brassy, but quite content with herself, Sydney is one of the world's great capitals. Very up to date and very modern it is a city that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's up there with the big boys like London or New York but it doesn't feel as stuffy as the former or as middle aged as the latter.

The city is relatively small but has quite a sprawling suburban expanse. And each suburb has its own little character. For example, Glebe, where we stayed, was a little suburb right opposite the city centre but was a little artsy place. Newtown a little further down is a little gayer and all the shops reflect that. Further up north, Killara, Lindfield seems to be very upper middle class and very quiet and leafy. The phrase "leafy expanses" seem to be tailor made for those suburbs.

Allan and I are house sitting for friends at the moment as they holiday in New Zealand and in all likelihood will stay here until we return from Hobart.

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hello! i've literally stumbled on to your blog; felt like googling some people i know and did my sister, which lead me to your blog site (never knew you had one). wow you're holidaying in sydney! i've just come back from a holiday to lyon, paris and provence which was absolutely wonderful. and life has been full of interesting men lately... :)

suet's just come back from tanjung jara too - is it the new place to holiday or what?

big kisses to you and allan,

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