Living in Sydney – 45 good reasons

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Quit your job, buy a plane ticket, leave everything behind and come to Sydney! Check out this article with 45 good reasons why living in Sydney is an amazing idea!

1. That’s your view on your way to work…

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2. …after you did some sports in the morning

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3. …in a lovely setting like this

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4. …or you can just go surfing…

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5. …cause Sydney is surrounded by water…

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…looots of water…

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6. …you can even go to work like that.

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…passing the lovely Opera House

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7. You can share your brekkie with these little creatures

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8. …and your lunch with this one

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9. During winter, it looks like this

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10. No matter what season it is, there’s always some blue sky

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11. …and some colourful trees

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12. You can go for a walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens – It’s free and open for everyone

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13. Discover historical traces…

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14. You can always enjoy some art and free events

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…for example the Vivid Sydney Festival

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15. There’s no better place to be gay…

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16. …for example at the famous Mardi Gras party

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17. You can spend Christmas here…

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18. …where Christmas trees look like this…

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19. …and New Year’s like this…

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20. …You can spend your day here to recover from your hangover…

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21. The food isn’t too bad in Sydney…

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22. …if you’re on a low budget go to Paddy’s Market where you find good and cheap products

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23. …or to Sydney’s famous fish market where you can buy lots of fresh fish and seafood

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24. Get some best fish & chips

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25. And enjoy it with a nice Hipster beer…

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26. Fancy some coffee? In Sydney you will also find excellent coffee. Choose between cappuccino, latte, mocha, flat white and more.

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27. And if you wanna have a delicious burger. Go to CHUR Burger

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28. And don’t forget to head to Cow and the Moon in Enmore for the best ice cream in the world

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29. If you had enough food you can rest at one of Sydney’s beaches. For example here at Palm Beach in Northern Sydney…

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head a bit South to get to Avalon or Tamarama Beach

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…or to Cronulla Beach in Southern Sydney

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30. Choose one of the dozen hidden beaches in Sydney’s bay such as Milk Beach

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31. Sydney’s outdoor pools are also really nice…

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32. …especially when the waves are too high to swim in the ocean

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33. You can visit libraries that look like that…

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34. And shopping malls that look like this…

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35. Discover some tiny little streets (No, it’s not Melbourne…)

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36. Or just go to one of Sydney’s beautiful art galleries

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37. And for some action, you can visit Sydney’s famous Luna Park

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38. Sydney is the only place where you can meet someone at the coca cola sign, and everyone would know where it is

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39. You will also find some magnificent cliffs just next to the beaches

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40. Or go to one of the beautiful Nationals Parks only 1 hour North, South or West of Sydney

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41. In Sydney’s zoo you can have this amazing view…

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42. You can admire some of the world’s most beautiful monuments like the Opera House…

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43. …or the famous Harbour Bridge

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44. Sometimes you can see surprising phenomena…

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…and no-one really cares about it

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45. One of the best things in Sydney are those amazing sunsets:

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…that you can watch everyday

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With its vibrant lifestyle, its beautiful beaches and its relaxed atmosphere Sydney is one of the best places to live in the world. Come and visit Sydney! You will love it!

We adapted the original buzzfeed article.

Updated on the 16th of September 2019. Initially published on the 11th of February 2016.