Sydney vs. Melbourne

Having grown up in Sydney, but now living in Melbourne, I get asked regularly whether I prefer one city over the other. My standard answer, which is supposed to be fair and diplomatic, is that Melbourne does indoors well and Sydney does outdoors well. Now, there are some exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking, it's true. One such example, are the beaches. Sydney beaches pretty much rule. And the diva of them all is of course the glittering Bondi. Just after Christmas, Tom, Mum and I went for a walk from Tamarama to Bondi. It was a stinking hot day, but the beauty of our surrounds was enough to keep us going (and me to keep clicking).