What can I say about Sydney? My stay here has been a bit underwhelming. It strikes me as being just a big, ol’ city with a famous building. Aside from the coastline (which is admittedly beautiful), I find nothing very interesting about Sydney. It has been kind of a let down after coming from Melbourne. Also, it is more expensive than Melbourne in every way (lodging, public transportation, food). It’s one of the few places I’ve been to that I was ready to leave after just a few days, and I have no desire to return. That said, I haven’t had a terrible time here; it just hasn’t been amazing. Even though it seems like an extremely international city (it feels like almost everyone here is from another country), Sydney seems to lack a real culture. And it definitely does not have that cool vibe that Melbourne has.