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Melbourne vs. Sydney


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IMG_0005.jpgSometimes it's hard to make decisions, sometimes it isn't. And sometimes the universe helps you along, if you can't take initiative. When I was in Melbourne after an amazing trip with my girl-friend I kinda felt miserable. Why? Because I was broke. Originally, before I came to Australia, I thought I have sufficient funds for at least four to fife month of carefree traveling. Well, it wasn't! There were quite a few occasions, which weren't planned though and changed the whole character of my traveling. It was still good, just different. I made heaps of good decisions and experiences, which just happened to let me end up broke. So I found myself in Melbourne, a magnificent artisan city with vibrant nightlife, a good decent coffee scene and slower pace than in Sydney.

When you have been to either Sydney or Melbourne or better even both, people will ask you: "Which city did you like more?" Sometimes people will answer that Melbourne is the classy brunette whereas Sydney is the bitchy blonde. Weeeell, this might sound offending to some women so I prefer a different approach: I consider Melbourne to be more of a dinner-gala with women in dresses and the men in tuxedos. The music was classic or at least decent. The ladies are drinking Cosmopolitans and the gentlemen whiskey. On the other side Sydney I compare with a Stiffler party. Do you remember that beer-filled jerk from the movie "American Pie"? Heaps of students are rushing towards his legendary parties, loud party music is playing, people getting wasted with the cheapest alcohol and waking up the next day with their head in the toilet basin. This kinda reveals my goon-intoxicated perception of Sydney. I might be wrong but as money was scarce whilst staying in Melbourne I might not have discovered it's dirty secrets...

Today's lesson: "Sometimes you want Sushi sometimes Kebab as dinner. What's better now? You decide!"

Posted by cabdragon 08:53 Archived in Australia

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