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Up Close With Sydney
If traveling for passion,the world's best places would offer tempting alternatives. From sub-urban to sprawled urbanized, from rural to undiscovered... each places having its unique set of spots that would surely delight every traveler's eye.

With regard to cities, there are may cities in the globe,with different historical casts and past, trademarks and landmarks, so many that listing the top would be difficult.

In the Americas, the most famous comes New York City and the City of Los Angeles. Taking the route to Europe, Florence, Paris, and London are not to be missed. Going far south towards the South Hemisphere, the queen sits prettily on her throne with all the studded light and enchantments around her, Sydney remains to be the most re-visited and visited city.

Either one goes for a holiday, a weekend get away or for a week or two sight seeing, the city remains to be something one should not miss. Thousands of places in Australia are known for its natural beauty, but the city with its rich cultural heritage stands to be a perfect place.

Before getting that travel visa for Australia, a brief background of Sydney would surely help and make you crave to be there in an instant.

Attested to be generally clean, comforts are everywhere. From bank teller machines to phone booths, they are scattered everywhere which makes it hassle free for a traveler. Compared to New York and London, Sydney is safer.

The TRS or the Tourist Refund Scheme and the Wine Equalization Tax surely would entice a traveler not to miss the place. The scheme works to exempt tourist from being tax in goods in Australia. A criteria is set for to avail the scheme. A shopper must be bought 30 days before the departure; the goods must be taken out of Australia and the purchase price must at least be $300 in a single receipt. A tourist can claim the refund at the airport upon presentation of the invoice or receipt, the passport and the boarding pass.

Aside from the catchy campaigns, the city tops the list as one of the best because of its prominent sites.

Hosting the 2000 Olympics, it opened to the whole world and the world awed with its charming beauty. The Opera House which landmarks the city is built from millions of ceramic tiles coming from Sweden. The tiles are arranged in a pattern that resembles the stitching of a snail. Considered to be the 20th century's greatest edifice, the construction lasted for over fourteen years.

If London is known for the Tower bridge, the Harbour Bridge is an inviting gap filler where one could enjoy a leisure walking. Across the harbour are suburbs famous for its elite quality. The Prime Minister lives in the area.

A variety of flaura and fauna can be seen in Royal Botanic Garden. They grow in beauty and unbelievably enchanting in the middle of the city and continues to be a hidden treasure.

Similarly situated in Sydney is the Hyde Park. The Hyde Park Barracks Museum gives a glimpse on the historical past of the country. The story of the Sydney convicts is found here, showing how they ate, slept and lived in the mid 1900's.

St. Mary's Cathedral is something not to be missed. It is adjacent to the Hyde's park and prides to be the biggest catholic Church in the country. With its 18th century facade, it is undeniably an eye catching place to see.

With just a stone away, a twenty minute ride down to the Coogee and Bondi Beach would be mouth watering. This became the venue of the Beach Volleyball of the 2000 Olympics. Searching for a surfing space, these beaches offers just perfect.

With a panoramic view of the city, dining at Summit would surely be a very romantic or memorable experience. Primarily, they offer good feast like foods. They may look expensive however the service pays it all.

Not missing the 20th century lifestyle, the Oxford St. is the flashiest spot one could party when looking for a night escapade.

The distinct feature Sydney has is that she can sleep. The city doesn't go on a non stop ride for 24/7, unlike New York and London. Sydney goes to sleep.

Traveling to Australia is worth it. Getting a travel visa or an Australian Tourist Visa is the ticket to simply join the crowd in Australia. With a blending of picturesque spots, high end technology, historical places and urban living, the city offers a great place for tourist destination.
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