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I get asked that question a lot when I go back home to Seattle. The easy answer is “that’s where the job offer was” but what really made us decide to move was everyone we … [Click Here]
I'm sure by now that you've already heard that living in Sydney is expensive and it's true but don't worry you won't be out on the street because you can't afford it. … [Click Here]
Ok, fair warning Mom and Dad, this article is a LONG one with several more to follow. Go ahead and do a quick scroll down the page to see what it covers. It's ok I mind. … [Click Here]
When we arrived in Sydney we had no idea where to begin looking for an apartment. In fact, I didn't even realize that rentals are listed by weekly rent totals not … [Click Here]
Taxes for Temporary ResidentsFirst things first, the Australian Tax Year is July 1st-June 30th. Filling your Australian tax return as a temporary resident is not … [Click Here]
You have most likely already heard about the high cost of living in Sydney. In fact Sydney is #11 on the 2012 list of most expensive cities to live for expats.Since … [Click Here]
Temporary 457 Work Visa (previously called Temporary Business Visa) is an employer sponsored visa that allows overseas workers to work in Australia for a maximum of four … [Click Here]
Finding good, affordable childcare in Sydney is going to be a challenge.Not only is childcare expensive in Sydney (ranging from $70 - $125 per day) but it also comes … [Click Here]
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Sydney City Guide
Finding free WiFi in Sydney is fairly easy. All the McDonald’s, Starbucks and Gloria Jeans cafes in the city offer free WiFi. But those are not your only options. Many smaller cafes and some restaurants in the city have begun to offer WiFi, though you may have to ask for a password. Several ferry routes […]
There are three major forms of public transport in Sydney. The trains and buses are the more frequently used modes of public transport and can be quite crowd during peak hours, try to avoid travel during those times. The ferry system is not as highly used due to the limitation of neighborhood wharfs throughout the […]
View Sydney Cafes in a larger map Bill & Toni 74 Stanley Street, Sydney City (02) 9360 4702 Bill Chiappini purchased this cafe & restaurant in 1964. Staying true to his Sicilian background every coffee at Bill & Toni’s is reminiscent of old Italian piazzas and market places. At Bill & Toni’s you will hear […]
Sydney’s nightlife has changed quite a bit since we moved here. There are many more small cocktail bars and neighborhood water holes than before. The competition to be the next cool bar has increased raising the standard considerably. You will now find bars to suit your every mood, from casual Friday night drinks to cozy […]
This is the short list of the best restaurants in Sydney, all are definitely worth the splurge if you have a special occasion to celebrate while in Sydney. We have included restaurants that are centrally located. Of course, with a top end restaurant you should expect to pay top dollar but on our list we […]
Finding an inexpensive restaurant in Sydney is not easy. Sydney restaurants are well known for being over priced, not just in comparison to the States but to other Australian cities. We should point out that this Cheap Eats Guide includes some very cheap eats but also as a few restaurants that are closer to $25 […]