People often speak of an alternative slice of Sydney. A place where rich and poor live side by side. A place of weird bohemian acceptance. I am of course talking about Newtown.
Newtown was to be my first insight into Sydney’s residential area. No longer a tourist, it was time to figure out where to enjoy living in the city. Assured by friends and friends of friends (how many times did you re-read that?): “Newtown is the place to live, the place to go out and the place to be seen.”
A lifestyle like this comes at a cost. As it turns out Newtown barely became a part of my lifestyle or nightlife.
Of course you can’t know which area you’re going to feel at home in until you’ve explored the city a little. While you’re doing that get a grip of your wishlist. If it’s anything like mine, it will change dramatically over a short period of time. Forget about your life at home, you’re not going to have a big room with a double bed and matching wardrobes. The house isn’t going to be high-spec with a fridge full of free food (something I’m still coming to terms with).
So What Can You Expect?
- You’ll have a lot of fun
- Meet some wacky, inspiring people
- You’ll adapt and grow from everything you’re used to experiencing in your little village back home.
For what its worth take a good look at your wishlist. You might just find value in the things you never knew you needed.
People. Noise. Laughter.