Fodor's Pocket Sydney, 1st Edition: What to See and Do If You Can't Stay Long

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9780679001683: Fodor's Pocket Sydney, 1st Edition: What to See and Do If You Can't Stay Long
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Pocket Guides are designed for leisure and business travelers who want the highlights of a destination.  They contain full, rich descriptions of the best a destination has to offer -- the most worthy sights, the best restaurants and lodging in all price ranges, plus shopping, nightlife, and outdoors highlights.
The best of Sydney -- with all the essentials

Top spots in the hottest city Down Under -- Bondi beach, the Opera House, Sydney Harbour,
neighborhoods colonial and up-and-coming
Aboriginal dance, avant-garde drama, drag shows, bel canto
Great escapes to fabulous nearby beaches and national parks
17 pages of maps locating hotels, restaurants, parks, beaches, and sights
Quick tours -- half day itineraries to help you make the most of your trip
Where to stay and eat, no matter what your budget
Hotels from simple to splendid -- historic inns, high-modern marvels, Victorian mansions and
comfy B&Bs
Beachside bistros, harborside haunts, Asian-fusion restaurants, and sunny corner cafés
Endorsed by the American Society of Travel Agents
Pocket Sydney is excerpted from Fodor's Australia
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"Fodor's urban maps are so clearly marked you'll have only yourself to blame if you get lost." -- The New York Times

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Gateway to Australia
Sydney is a city in a hurry.  It has the tallest buildings, the most expensive real estate, the
finest beaches, and the seediest nightlife of any Australian city.
In many ways, Sydney has turned its cosmopolitan back on the heartland and established itself as
a separate entity altogether. For the average Sydneysider, life unfolds in one of the red-roofed
suburbs that sprawl around the city, and these suburban streets are the true terrain of Australia --
bush talk is reserved for encounters with foreigners.
Other Australian cities can claim the title of the nation's cultural capital with more
justification, but Sydney's panache and appetite for life are unchallenged. A walk among the scantily
clad bathers at Bondi Beach or through the raucous nightlife district of Kings Cross provides
evidence enough.
Visiting Sydney is an essential part of an Australian experience, but the city is no more
representative of Australia than New York is of the United States. Sydney has joined the ranks
of the great cosmopolitan cities whose characters are essentially international. For visitors from
European or North American cities, Sydney's architecture, customs, and cuisine will be no more than
a variation on a familiar theme.

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