I've been in Sydney for a couple of days now. And it's made quite an impression.

It's got beaches (with wi-fi!), parks, great little coffee shops and incredible restaurants. What's not to like?!

It's also amazingly clean, and at this time of year is delightfully warm, making a pleasant change to the UK.

Everyone has been so friendly and helpful and the accent is fun to listen to. Even immigration and customs was a delight to go through. In many ways it was easier to get into Australia than I find it to get back into the UK!

The only problem is that's on the opposite of the world! But definitely worth making the effort to visit.

[Image credit: Pedro Szekely]