I found this on Facebook and had to share as it’s so true and a funny & entertaining read. Excuse the langauge – I didn’t write this, it was written by the guys at Buzzfeed. Here’s the 19 things no one tells you about living in Sydney…


 

1. You assume trying to find an apartment to rent will be hard. But nothing will prepare you for exactly how hard it will be.

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Clear every Saturday for a minimum of four to six weeks for house inspections. Seriously.

2. The flying cockroaches.

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I mean normal cockroaches are bad enough, but these huge motherfuckers FLY.

3. Soy products will be everywhere. You’ll probably start consuming them eventually.

Soy products will be everywhere. You'll probably start consuming them eventually.

And you’ll definitely have one or more friends who have turned vegetarian or vegan since moving.

4. Shops staying open past 4pm on weekends is a terrific novelty.

19 Things No One Tells You About Living In Sydney

OK we get it. This is normal for a lot of people. But for people from small towns it’s EXCITING.

5. Everything will seem so goddamn expensive at first…

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Universal Pictures

“A hot cross bun for $4? Are you kidding me?!”

6. … but you’ll eventually start to believe paying $9 for a juice is reasonable.

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Until you go back to your hometown for a visit and marvel how cheap everything is.

7. If you don’t work in the CBD, you probably won’t spend all that much time in the city.

19 Things No One Tells You About Living In Sydney

Just a bit of an unnecessary trek really.

8. Catching up with friends who don’t live near your suburb always feels like such an effort.

19 Things No One Tells You About Living In Sydney

It’s like, if you can’t get anywhere within 20 minutes, there’s just no point.

9. And if they live the other side of the bridge, you probably just won’t ever see them again.

19 Things No One Tells You About Living In Sydney

10. Actually, if you don’t live north of the bridge, you’ll probably just never cross the bridge at all.

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11. And one day, catching a glimpse of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge will no longer seem super exciting.

And one day, catching a glimpse of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge will no longer seem super exciting.

Still, you’ll probably Instagram it anyway to make your non-Sydney friends jealous.

12. You probably won’t go to the beach all that much.

You probably won't go to the beach all that much.

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And you’ll be avoiding Bondi like crazy in summer.

13. Before you move, you’ll dream about all your crazy nights out in the city or Kings Cross. In reality, it probably won’t happen all that often.

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Those things cost money. Money you are pouring into your ridiculous rent prices.

14. The once foreign phrase “FUCK YOU CITYRAIL!” will become a part of your everyday vernacular.

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There seriously needs to be more frequent trains on the inner west lines in the morning FFS.

15. And even if you decide to keep a car, you’ll drive a whole lot less than what you think.

19 Things No One Tells You About Living In Sydney

Because regardless of how many gripes you have with the public transport system, it’s still a hell of a lot easier than driving anywhere.

16. There’s this thing called Menulog and it’s glorious.

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Yes, OK, it’s not just a “Sydney” thing, but when you’re from a country town and move to the city, ordering your takeaway like this is exciting.

17. The city layout really doesn’t make that much sense…

The city layout really doesn't make that much sense...

18. … but eventually as a Sydney-sider you will get used to it.

19 Things No One Tells You About Living In Sydney

And learn that the suburbs aren’t really all that far apart.

19. And despite its confusing layout and expensive ways, you’ll learn to love Sydney as your home away from home.

And despite its confusing layout and expensive ways, you'll learn to love Sydney as your home away from home.

Even if it’s wildly different to anywhere you’ve ever lived before.

19 Things No One Tells You About Living In Sydney
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