1 Europe is RIGHT there (and yes, flights are so so so cheap!)
In the six months I was living in England, I flew to Europe 8 times, and the MOST I spent on any one flight out of the UK was $180, and that was the most by a long shot. We got 2 pound tickets to Dublin, and 20 pounds to Paris. Plus, the Eurostar is fast and so convenient.
2 Sydney might be multicultural, but London might even be more so
One thing Sydney really shines in is its multiculturalism, but don’t despair – cities like London and Edinburgh are exceptionally multicultural too, but don’t expect too many different nationalities in more northern towns.
3 Food shopping is ridiculously cheap
Especially the fruit (raspberries don’t have to be that one-off tugging on the purse-strings event you wait for every year). Oh, and the chocolate and lollies are exceptionally cheap too, just remember to call them “sweets” else you’ll be paying someone back for having bought you 50 lollipops instead of those gummy bears you were dreaming about
4 There are no lockout laws…
Ah, the dreaded lockout laws that hit Sydney streets and have changed the nightlife scene irrevocably. Not so in the UK, with pubs, bars, clubs all open until early hours of the morning. And if those aren’t your scene, a lot of public spaces have things going on at night, from museums open late to London’s infamous West End.
5 Up and down the country are so many diverse counties and cities, you’ll never be bored
The UK is so diverse – Scotland is just all around GORGEOUS, Wales is so so cute, England has such varied cities and towns all the way from Cornwall to York, and Northern Ireland…well, I have yet to go!