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Sunset at Darling Harbour...I had to walk across the bridge (under the monorail) each day to get into the city for work - amazing.

...were spent living and working in Sydney, and for me, falling in love with the city. I loved that there were kiosks on lots of the street corners, selling newspapers, magazines, drinks and fresh fruit, the atmosphere in the city was great, everyone was so friendly and we were getting lots of work. Admittedly, the amount we were working meant I could be doing three different jobs each day which got a bit hectic, but it was OK. One of the long-term posts I got was as a receptionist at a city-centre hotel, so that was from 10am until 4pm, and it was so easy I couldn't complain. Plus, that hotel paid it's own rates directly to you, which were more than the agency gave you! I also did a lot of early breakfast shifts at a hotel on Hyde Park, which meant being in the hotel for 5am, a bit of a shock to the system, but my parents would call me on my mobile when I was walking into work so we could catch up.

Surfers brave the swells at Manly Beach
I also did a couple of weeks in a lounge at the Westin in the city, which was for guests on priority floors - they got a complimentary afternoon tea, scones, cakes, finger food, etc, so I had to set the room up, serve them and clear up. I had to wear the hotel's own uniform though - ick!

When we weren't working, we would go for swims, made a couple of trips to the fish market for fresh prawns and seafood for dinner, my ex often brought home food from one of his long term jobs, which helped us save money. We made trips out to Taronga Zoo (highly recommended), Manly Beach (on the stormiest day of the year!) and made plans for what we were going to do in our 4 weeks travelling, other than get up to Cairns and then back to Sydney.

Sydney's an awesome city, I'd highly recommend it to anyone - to the extent if I emigrated, that's where I'd base myself.

AndiPerullo says:
You made a convincing argument! I can't wait to check out Sydney now. Glad you had such a wonderful experience.
Posted on: Oct 19, 2007
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Surfers brave the swells at Manly…
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Dusk in Sydney from Taronga Zoo
Dusk in Sydney from Taronga Zoo
A Taronga Zoo Roo!
A Taronga Zoo Roo!
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