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Sydney Travel Guide

If Sydney was somewhere other than Australia, its locals would be insufferable—high on their good fortune for living in one of the world’s loveliest cities, where surfers and top chefs rub elbows at the farmers’ markets, and seemingly everyone has a water view. But, of course, these are laid-back Aussies, who will happily share their long summers and mild winters, rock pools and beaches, incredible restaurants, and vibrant arts and culture scene with the rest of the world.

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