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A place you can't get out of your head

31 August 2015

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Having travelled to more than 30 countries, I’ve fallen in love with so many places. Some that I’m longing to go back to and others I’ve returned to multiple times.

But there’s one place in particular that has been on my mind a lot lately.

Sydney. My hometown.

Maybe its the fact that my last visit home was over a year ago. With no plans to go back anytime soon this will be the longest period of time I’ve been out of Australia. One of the woes of being an expat is that you are constantly torn between two cities (made even more difficult when they are at opposite ends of the earth).

In the theme of this month’s travel linkup I thought I’d share a few things I’ve been missing from home and some of the things that make Sydney such an incredible city.

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Stunning natural beauty

In Sydney you don’t have to travel far before you find yourself in a national park or on the gorgeous coastline. These things often seem far out of reach in London. There are loads of beautiful places in England of course but you have to travel quite a distance to see them.

The weather

If I’m being honest, I always hated Australian summers. It gets so hot and my poor, pale skin can’t take those UV rays for too long. But now that I live in London I am constantly craving sunshine. And on those rare, warm summer days you can’t just jump in a pool or hit the beach as quickly and easily as you can in Sydney. Instead, Londoners like to sunbathe shirtless in the park. Now London’s parks are great and all but I don’t see the appeal of hanging out there in a bikini!

The fam bam

It kind of sucks not having this lot around (especially when they get up to cool stuff without me!).

Food

I’m sure all expats miss particular foods from home that aren’t available in their adopted country. As well as all the Aussie snack foods that are difficult to come by, I also miss the numerous Sydney chocolate cafes. I haven’t even planned a trip home but I’ve already bookmarked new foodie places to try out when I eventually do go back!

Have you got a place that you can’t get out of your head? If you want to join this month’s travel linkup just pop your link over on Kelly, Emma, Rebecca or Liz’s blog post.

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