Over the weekend, I made a super-quick visit to Melbourne for a friend's wedding, and it really got me thinking about what it is I like about Sydney, and why I never really enjoyed living in Melbourne. I thought I would throw it out there to you guys and girls -- what Australian city is your favourite and why?
My wife grew up in Melbourne, and she loves it to death. Every day she rags on Sydney: "When can we move back?", "The roads here are stupid", "It's too crowded". But I've always loved Sydney. It feels like a proper city ,whereas Melbourne is more like an enormous collection of conveniently placed suburbs.
I think part of it is personal -- I was still a teacher in Melbourne, and I really didn't enjoy my work. I think I associate Melbourne with those bad memories, whereas Sydney has all the awesome memories attached to it.
What else. Perth. I really love Perth. I love the weather, I love that it's relatively small and very clean. I would live there if I could, I reckon.
Canberra? I think it gets a bad rap. I have relatives there, and I always enjoy visiting.
What about you guys? What cities in Australia do you like best? What do you hate? Let us know in the comments below.
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