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    WHATEVER YOUR RELIGOUS PERSUASION IS..!!!

    by DennyP Updated Oct 20, 2011

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    Whatever your religous persuasion is !!! Sydney has it all as residents of Sydney come from all parts of the world sharing the whole religous spectrum..whatever your beleifs are there is a place of religous worship for you here..Having such a huge diversification of cultures that live here their religous needs are met..

    RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH AUBURN  SYDNEY THE GALLIPOLI MOSQUE AUBURN SYDNEY THE BAHAI HOUSE OF WORSHIP  INGLESIDE.. SYDNEY ST.MARYS CATHEDRAL CITY..SYDNEY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH   PARRAMATTA
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    Bringing the Bill

    by arianne_1504 Written Apr 12, 2011

    One thing which doesn't really happen much in Perth, and which I started to find annoying after a while, is that you have to wait for the bill to be bought to you. Which means a) you have to catch the attention of a waitperson (at some restaurants this seemed to be a difficult task) b) wait for them to bring the bill, c) wait for them to collect the bill and your payment and d) wait for them to bring back the credit card/change etc before being able to leave which is really annoying if you are in a hurry. In most places in Perth you just get up and pay the bill.

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    Currency

    by LadyRVG Updated Oct 6, 2009

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    Australian currency is in paper and coin. Paper money comes in denominations of : $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills. Coins come in denominations of: 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, $1 and $2. Money is easy to use and handle. I prefer to cary smaller bills on hand for taxis and for shopping.

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    Plug Adaptors

    by LadyRVG Written Jul 28, 2009

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    Australia runs on 240V, 50hz current. It's important to bring a plug adaptor if you plan on bringing your own electrnics such as a hairdryer. Plug adaptors are not that easy to come by once you are in Sydney so plan ahead.

    Most hotels have adaptors avaialble for your use as well as hairdryers. So call ahead or check your hotel website. Why lugg a hair dryer in your suitcase if you don't need it?

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    Business fashion

    by Assenczo Written Sep 19, 2007

    One most peculiar thing about Sydney must be the persistent use of the same grey-charcoal suits by practically all men who are intended to do business of any sort. The Rocks, the harbour, the other harbour, it is all about these relatively grey suited men walking and being important. Is this a kind of conspiracy, a key for success or just a remnant of the lingering British influence? Whatever the case, if you are on business in Sydney, you might consider dressing up accordingly and you will be laughing!

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    Bondi Beach.

    by Steve-H Written Nov 23, 2006

    It's an institution, you have to go there. Steff was getting her hair done in Paddington so i had plenty of time. I got on the bus and off I went, it was a bit of an anti climax really, I've been to loads of better beaches so i parked myself in the Hogs Breath Cafe opposite the beach and had a good lunch, look out for Hogs Breath Saloons, they are all over Australia and they serve solid food and cold beer at reasonable prices.

    Bondi on a slack day.
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  • Rips and the Surf

    by ID19 Written Jun 21, 2006

    Please take care in the Surf. There are a hell of alot of tourists who jump into the surf without being aware of the Rips. If you are not aware you will start to feel your legs get sucked out from under you and 'Whooosh' off you go - out to New Zealand. Seriously though, Rips are no laughing matter. It scares the hell out of you and if you are not a strong swimmer or have a boogie board (shark biscuit) to hold onto it can be potentially fatal. If the beach is patrolled by life guards - stick between the flags or if you are on a 'quiet beach' only swim where the locals are. Its probably a good idea to ask the locals anyway. The Pacific is very different to the Med. I wish they would hand out information regarding this fact on incoming flights to Oz. Not hyping things up - just advice from an Australian who grew up far from the coast - someone who got caught in a Rip.

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    Have a sleep in!

    by hennanights Updated May 14, 2006

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    We found that most of the shops in Sydney's shopping districts didn't open till late. We found most of them shut at 10am. Nor did they stay open till late. We did find it a little strange and a bit frustrating when trying to fit shopping in around sight seeing.

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    Aboroginels of Australia

    by bkarjee Written Mar 22, 2006

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    Aboriginals of Australia are the original inhabitants of Australia. Much before the colonialists came to Australia in late 18th century, aboriginals were already roaming in the wilderness of Australia and there is no written record regarding the aboroginal history.
    The lives of aboroginals havent changed much since thousand of years. They still identify themselves strictly as the original inhabitants and have stuck to their values and beliefs.
    Although some adapted to the developing lifestyles, most aboriginals were forced to be content with the fringe benefits that the settlers provided them.
    We came across these group of aboriginals who were playing a mix of popular and ancient musical instruments. Visitors used to put money in the container kept in front and get photographed with this group of aboriginals.
    We too did that.

    Aboriginals at the Sydney streets we too got photographed with the aboriginals
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    Blue Mountains Weather

    by keeweechic Updated Feb 21, 2004

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    The climate of the Blue Mountains is usually lower than the Sydney region. During the winter (June, July Aug), the average temp in the Upper Mountains is around 5C while in Summer (Dec, Jan, Feb), the average temp is around 18C.

    The Lower Blue Mountains has a much warmer climate.

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    Leave your Luggage at Central St.

    by misakitaguchi Updated Jan 9, 2004

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    If you arrive at Sydeny and want to go sight seeing same day before check in the hotel or visit your mates, you can leave your luggage at Central station. They have many lockers.
    Small,midium,and large lockers.
    I left my big suitcase.It was just $8(aus) for one day!

    locker

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    Text is coming soon. Please...

    by Ronald_T Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Text is coming soon. Please be patient ;-)

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  • Kings Cross in itself is a...

    by glitter Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Kings Cross in itself is a cultural trip....red light district of Sydny..hilarious!! I saw one guy attempting to lug 2 pieces of huge luggage up a stair case of a rather interesting establishment. Thus...he hadn't even given himself the time to check his luggage into his hotel...he went straight to the Cross to get some!! Also, as you walk down the cross, the pimps ask you if you'd like to make some extra $$!!!!!!And we're respectable looking girls!!Ha!!

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    NSW has 3 World Heritage...

    by emerald125 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    NSW has 3 World Heritage listed areas

    Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves - Nth Coast
    Willandra Lakes (Mungo National Park)
    Lord Howe Island

    Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves The rainforest area is the most accessable. There are lots of hostels and various tours all along the coast that cater for visitors there. That is not to say that the places will be teaming with tourists. Some of the short walks near carparks get overrun but if you are keen you can walk all day without seeing a soul. Remember to always tell someone where you are planning to go and when you plan to return. If you have an opportunity to get to the QLD/NSW border spend a night and take a sunrise walk up Mt Warning. The world's largest extinct prehistoric volcano and also the first place to see the sun rise in OZ.
    Willandra Lakes Mungo National Park
    Located in the South West of the State, Mungo is a very significant Aboriginal site. Erosion has uncovered extensive evidence of the Aboriginal occupation of this area. The orange and white sand dunes, called 'The Walls of China' are amazing. The picture below is not one of mine but i have included it because i dont have one and you really ought to see it. :-)
    Check out this web site for more amazing pics
    http://www.picsource.com.au/mungo.htm
    Lord Howe Island
    Lord Howe Island is the Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Unfortunately quite expensive to get to

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    Sailing

    by cjg1 Written Dec 19, 2008

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    A favorite acivity of Sydney residents is sailing. The harbour and beach areas are full of children and adults sailing their boats.

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