20:55 PM

15 Things You Should Know Before Moving From Melbourne to Sydney

We have witnessed Melbourne residents face trouble while moving to settle in Sydney. They get stranded not knowing which means of transport to use, and how to relate to other people within Sydney. Though these two cities belong to Australia, there exist some minor differences between them. If not taken into consideration, these small differences can make Sydney a difficult place for a Melbournian to live. Mostly, a Melbournian won't find it difficult to move and settle in Sydney, compared to a European. However, here are several the things you should know before coming to Sydney.

1. Accommodation in Sydney

Any visitor from Melbourne will never have trouble blending in Sydney. But you must get some tips on how to organise your stay in a bit of style. Think about the accommodation in the beaches. Most of the Melbournians are advised to get accommodations next to the beaches. Just get helps from some local movers and packers with their pocket friendly quotes, then you can move in the stylish, vibrant, appealing, and impressive sea-view accomodations. Get to a swish hotel, an apartment, or simply a funky B&B. If you are too luxurious, I will reckon a stay to the Circular Quay, The Rocks, Woolloomooloo Wharf and Darling Harbor.

2. Sydney Restaurants, Wine And Foods

Sydney contains the best restaurants and cafes in the country. But all these come at an expense. For you to enjoy Sydney's beauty, you must be ready to pay. Sydney has a very impressive nightlife. With numerous well-furnished clubs lining the streets all over, you can never differentiate between days and nights. Since the residents are also diverse (from different countries), you will enjoy the cosmopolitan and stylish wine bars around. Just load your pocket with enough money, and then bring them to Sydney for dissipation.

3. Shopping in Sydney

Ideally, we have several beautiful shopping centres in Melbourne. But beautiful isn't beautiful until you walk in Sydney. You will find several stylish and vibrant shopping scenes. I guarantee you will spend most of your precious time visiting a plethora of vast boutiques, shopping malls, vintage shops, antiques, and buzzling markets. Be careful not to be lured into purchasing any item you come across, you will spend a lot, and the residents like it.

4. The Waters of Sydney

The love Sydney has for water is immense, and can be detected easily by any visitor. Sydney has the most appealing beaches in the world. Be ready to walk through a land featured with rivers and natural arteries, burrowing deep into the areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you have ambitions of having a memorable adventure while in Sydney, consider visiting the beaches and rivers around. Have an appropriate plan of the places you will visit and include sea as one of them.

5. Travelling

By car, Sydney is around 9 hours from Melbourne. You can also use train or plane, depending on your choice. Unless the roads are congested, travelling by car should only take 9 hours. Be very vigilant to detect anything uncanny. We have some unscrupulous people out there, who may falsely promise to transport you to Sydney, yet they have other weird ambitions. Check to ensure the journey is only taking 9 hours.

6. The Weather in Sydney

Getting the weather conditions right will adequately help you prepare for the move. You don't want to be stranded, or be oppressed by the weather. Ordinarily, Sydney weather conditions are not far much different from Melbourne's, but we thought it right to mention the slight differences. Sydney has warm summers and Mild winters. The warmest month is January (average temperatures: 25.9), while the coldest month is July (average temperatures: 8.0).

7. Learn the Sydney Accent

We say learn because we know you can do it within a very short period. Have you witnessed your relative who went to Sydney speaking very sweet fluent English with the best accent? If you can't utter words the same way they do, residents in Sydney will quickly detect you are a visitor. But you have an upper hand since you are from Melbourne. You are an Australian. You are a native English speaker. Pronounce it like you love and care about it. Just take some time and try to speak this language in the Sydney style.

8. Egalitarianism

Here, everyone is welcomed. I know you are moving to Sydney, with questions ringing in your mind. Please remember that Sydney is a city where everybody is treated equally. Save your questions and ensure you aren't interrogating Sydneysiders on their personal affairs. Conversations about salary, family, and all those finer inquiries should be avoided. In Sydney, a lawyer will sit next to an unemployed man, but will regard each other as equal.

9. Don’t be Puzzled by Sydney’s Native Scene

The situation is currently spreading in Melbourne, but Sydney still holds it at a high level. You will witness topless girls and guys exposing their bodies in public. Take your time and look at them. Prepare to witness such and enjoy the fun with other Sydneysiders.

10. Free Health Care

You won't pay the health services if you are bitten by a shark or hit by a bus.

11. Don’t Worry, the Place Is Peaceful

It has been 220 years since we experienced natural calamities in Sydney. The place is relaxed, safe, and very friendly. There have been low incidences of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and other natural disasters in the Armageddon age.

12. Prepare to Interact with Feminists

We have females dominating politics here. Right from the City mayor, governor, state and federal members, and many other leaders are women. It is advisable that you prepare to embrace the culture, even if you aren't a feminist. Remember, you are moving to Sydney. To harmonise your co-existence with them, give a hand in the quest and behave like a feminist, in case you aren't.

13. The Nearby Major Airport

If you need a quick flight into Sydney, SYD is the nearest airport to the city. Don't waste your time, using trains or roads.

14. It Is a City of Trees

Unlike Melbourne, Sydney contains numerous trees. You will encounter different species (over 120). Imagine, approximately 29000 trees lining the city!

15. Don’t be Swayed Easily with How They Call You

Everyone loves you… or maybe they are pretending to. You will hear them, especially in the inner city calling you darling as you pass. I can't say it is genuine, neither will I rebuke it. Just a piece of advice - don't be convinced.

17:34 PM

My Marriage Secrets

My husband and I have been living together for 49 years. Next year, we are going to celebrate our 50 years of successful marriage together with our children, grandchildren and close friends.Relationship & Marriage Counselling Many are wondering as to how we were able to go this far, especially in today’s time when only a few people believe in lasting love. Well, I am not sure if our marriage secrets would apply to every couple out there, but it worked for us so I am sharing them nonetheless. When we took our vows, we were pretty certain that there would be challenges ahead. But for our almost five decades of marriage, there was never a time that we let any of those challenges bring us down. In fact, we turned them into opportunities to become even stronger as a couple. At one stage we’d to go for a marriage counselling, just to have an expert advice and tips in order have a fulfilling relationship in future. This is where many couples fall short. Some couples are not strong enough to win their battles, because instead of fighting together they start blaming problems on each other. When you and your husband are faced with a challenge, blaming each other should never be an option. Remember that when you get married, you become life partners. Partners always work together.

Well, to be honest, love is not a single formula game. Its takes time effort and commitment to build up a relationship that will last a lifetime. Commitment is not just about thinking of doing something. It is about moving heaven and earth to do that which you vowed to do. It is not just finding time to do it, but making time to do it. It is about always putting your best foot forward and never letting anything get in the way of you achieving your goal. When I married my husband, we both promised each other that we were going to make our relationship work, no matter what may come.We even decided to go for marriage counselling if we needed For almost five decades, we have always made our relationship a top priority.

The next secret that I am going to share is very simple. Enjoy the company of each other. One of the many reasons why some marriages do not make it to a decade is because they give up when they feel that they have already lost the spark. Actually, it is not the spark that should dictate how long you should stay as a couple, keeping the fire burning is your task as a couple. The spark depends on the effort you exert to make your relationship work. Love is not about seeing if things will work, but about always choosing to make things work. Especially for couples who have been together for a long time, it is normal to feel the lack of excitement at times. But such feelings need not be permanent, there are so many ways by which you can still enjoy each other’s company no matter how long you have been together. There are so many things to talk and laugh about, and so many things that you can do together. The more you feel bored about your relationship, the more you should choose to stick together.

Another marriage secret that every couple should learn is forgiveness. No married man or woman can claim that he or she has not done anything wrong in the course of their marriage. At some point, at least you or your husband will commit a mistake, and that’s normal. The secret to ensuring that your relationship does not get stained is by forgiving and forgetting—always. Forgiving without forgetting is useless. When you forgive, learn to let go. And never hate your partner just because he committed a mistake. Do not let his mistakes define him, because the last thing you should do to your husband is to judge or criticize him. Remember that you have your own flaws, too. You should not expect him to be perfect because you are imperfect yourself.

Having been married for fifty long years, I cannot say that we are a perfect couple. Like all couples out there, we have also had our own share of ups and downs. But what made us as strong as we are today is our optimistic view of each other. The most successful marriages known are made by couples who think positive about each other. They are those couples whose partnerships are characterized by much affection and respect. They are those who recognize the need to demonstrate their love and appreciation for each other. Just because you have been together for so long doesn’t mean that it is okay to be cold towards each other. In fact, the more you get old together, the more you should make each other feel beautiful and loved. It is truly inspiring to see couples who have survived decades together and have remained sweet towards each other, even as sweet as they were during their courting stage. They still go out on regular dates and plan surprises when there are special occasions to celebrate.

Perhaps the most important marriage secret that I am going to share is this–choose to love your partner despite of everything. You will never find a partner who shares exactly the same values as you do, but there is definitely someone out there who will make you feel home. In order to achieve a lasting marriage, it is important that you share a common goal as life partners, and you both strive to achieve that goal despite the occasional misunderstandings brought by your individual differences. Ever since I married my husband, I have discovered lots of things about him which I didn’t know when we were still dating. Some of those are positive, while some are negative. But despite the negatives, I have always chosen to stick with him because nothing has ever been bigger than my love for him. We have always kept our eyes on our goal—to make our marriage successful and keep our families happy all the time. Knowing we’re celebrating our 50th year next year, I think we’re are on the right track.