(Donvale, Victoria, Australia)
Melbourne in Australia, the capital city of our beautiful southern state of Victoria, is my Hometown and guess what?
I am proud of it!
To try to compare Melbourne to Sydney
or do I need to say Sydney to Melbourne is like trying to compare chalk and cheese.
The two cities run this ongoing city rivalry, been around for years. The rivalry between the cities was the reason that neither Sydney (the oldest city) nor Melbourne (the largest city at the time) was chosen as the capital of Australia
when the nation was federated in 1901.
There is an excellent article here at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_regional_rivalries that goes more into detail.
These days it is usually a more social rivalry
between the two major Australian cities and most times this is restricted to sporting events such as Rugby and Aussie Rules Football.
Personally, I love Sydney, the Sydney Harbor
cruises and the sights and sounds of such an exciting City.
I liken Sydney to a very extroverted teenager with its younger sister, Melbourne, showing considerably more restraint!
What do you think?
Marylyn, thanks for starting the big debate.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the most beautiful of all?
Of course I love Sydney and I think it is the best city to live in, but Melbourne is so charming, fashionable and sleek ...that I may have second thoughts...but then I remember about the weather
, what do you think, which do you like more?Travellers around the world
who visited both, which appealed more to you, Sydney or Melbourne and why?