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    23 May 2019

    31 Reasons Why Sydney Is Better Than Melbourne

    And with this, I have settled the debate.

    1. Sydney Harbour is a little nicer than Melbourne's.

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    It isn’t a shipping port, for one.

    2. And you can have a lovely walk around it.

    3. Or a sail, if that’s more your thing.

    4. And what's better than catching a ferry in Sydney?

    5. There is a tonne of sports teams that you can follow.

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    They have heaps in Melbourne, to be fair, but if you don't like AFL, too bad, so sad.

    6. And you’re in luck if you like rugby.

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    Does Melbourne have a State of Origin? That's what I thought.

    7. Public transport is extra slow, so it gives you more time to enjoy the city!

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    Just kidding. That’s not a thing. But is Melbourne’s public transport any better? Actually, yeah it might be, whoops.

    8. Melbourne isn't the only city with a light rail...well, almost.

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    When Sydney’s light rail is done in 2400 it’s going to be so great.

    9. We have this iconic building:

    10. We have this thing called the Sydney Mardi Gras.

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    Maybe you've heard of it?

    11. At VIVID they put crazy lights pretty much everything and we are here for it.

    12. And the City2Surf.

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    I have not attempted it, but I do enjoy having breakfast at a cafe while they run by.

    13. There's no better way to celebrate Christmas than by going to Carols in the Domain.

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    It's what Jesus would have wanted.

    14. And on New Year’s Eve, where would you rather see fireworks? Coming off some building in Melbourne, or along Sydney’s beautiful harbour?

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    Pretty easy decision, imo.

    15. Sydney had the most recent Olympics in 2000, so that's pretty cool.

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    Best Australian Olympics ever.

    16. Sydney's beaches are world class, whereas Melbourne’s are kinda bleak.

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    No offense, it's just facts.

    17. For example, Bondi Beach is an absolute icon.

    18. Or hidden treasures like Avalon Beach.

    19. And this is what a beach experience in Melbourne is like:

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    Yeah, nah.

    20. Also, Sydney just has better weather...

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    Surely you're convinced by now.

    21. ...which means you can spend more time at Wet'n'Wild.

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    How many more points must I make to persuade you?

    22. You're also a lot closer to nature, with national parks directly north and south of Sydney.

    23. And the Blue Mountains just to the west.

    24. No one in Sydney is going to talk to you about how "liveable" Melbourne is.

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    Five years in a row, apparently.

    25. Oh, and we actually have a railway link to our airport.

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    And you call yourself a modern city, Melbourne!

    26. Sydney is *slightly* closer to the rest of the world, so it’s faster to get places!

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    A small win for Sydney, I'll admit.

    27. Not to mention, we have the best Portuguese chicken in Australia.

    28. Sydney's zoo is right on the harbour.

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    You and the animals can enjoy a view while you hang out.

    29. Melbourne may have fancy art galleries and cool street art, but Sydney has the Archibald Prize.

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    Leave the important stuff to Sydney.

    30. The last three prime ministers of Australia are from Sydney.

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    Actually wait, that might be a point for Melbourne.

    31. Home and Away is filmed in Sydney. The BEST Aussie television soap.

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    Neighbours? More like NeighBORED.

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