advice for soon to be expat in Sydney
January 6, 2011 1:15 PM Subscribe
Please give me advice for traveling to and living/working in Sydney.
posted by bleary to Travel & Transportation around Sydney, Australia (36 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Work is most very likely sending me to Sydney for possibly 3 months. I live in Chicago right now. My company will arrange for a 1 bedroom apartment in walking distance to work.
Here are some questions off the top of my head:
On the state side:
I have a house, and one of my friends will live in it while I am gone. Any advice for what I should handle before I go?
My friend will be watching my 2 cats in my house. One of them is old and could very well die. I hope not. I'm not sure what to do about that.
I usually pack very little, but I guess I should operate differently for this trip. What is easy to find here, but hard to find there? What should I take with me? Will my coworkers over there want any special Chicago treats? I know in the reverse direction that friends bring Tim Tams back.
I am not sure what to ask here. I've looked up a little bit already and notice that Sydney has public transportation, and I'm pretty happy about that. Is it more like a city of neighborhoods than a city of suburbs? (Chicago vs. LA)
I really want to visit New Caledonia because I've loved reading about New Caledonian crows over the years. It's in the same hemisphere. Have any of you ever visited there? Do you think I could meet some of the researchers who work with them and attend a talk?