Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away
we went to sydney for the fireworks & it was brilliant. i thought we were made driving for nearly 6 hours with 2 children to get there but we talked to so many people who travelled from other countries to spend new years in sydney i started to feel like a local. such a lovely atmosphere with lots of families taking a picnic & mingling freely with tourists & all the little ones playing together. wonderful night.
We were also out last night with the kids at Bradfield Park, excellent fireworks display but would have preferred a ticketed display or to be on a private boat in the harbour :-) Last Year we paid for tickets on Luna Park, without the kids that time, and had an absolutely fantastic and memorable time.
As cities go, I think Sydney is very livable, but we certainly wouldn't want to be any closer then where we currently live (on the outskirts at the base of the Blue Mountains). i do love Sydney Harbour, I love the beaches, the facilities, the bars, restaurants, nightlife etc.
Is it the best city in Australia, or the world? I reckon it would rate highly, but it is such a personal thing. I love Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Darwin when I travel to those places. I also love Europe, South America, North America and Asia...
I also think NYE garden parties with best friends would be just as memorable as a Sydney NYE, if not more.