Things we love:

The locals call the Sydney Harbour Bridge 'Coat Hanger' The 'small bars' law that encouraged the recent boom in unique and creative bars. Sydney loves a good coffee, some of the best baristas in the world work in this city. Bondi Beach lifesavers, say no more. The second best fish market in the world is in Sydney

Things we wish we'd known:

People openly talking about their thongs… they’re flip flops. They have a suburb in Sydney called Woolloomooloo - try saying this after six Martinis. 'Finger-lickin' is a term for tasty It’s fashionable in Bondi to have a beard, wear your gym gear in public (everywhere) and eat organic only It's the 3rd most expensive city in the world, be prepared to spend some cash.