I love Sydney, I really do and I’m going to be incredibly sad when it’s time to go back to the UK to complete my degree. I’m especially going to miss $1 slushies, the beaches, the free BBQs, the weather, the lack of footwear (it’s socially acceptable over here to go out barefoot) and how clean the transport system here is. However, there are a few things that I really miss about the UK which I can’t wait to get back to:
Speedy and Cheap Amazon Delivery
Sadly, Australia do not have their own Amazon website (so you can’t even watch Amazon Video) and so if you wanted to buy something from Amazon you would have to use a different country’s amazon such as the U.S or the UK which costs quite a sum for delivery and takes quite a while too – my order took almost a month to get here.
British TV players
BBC player, ITV player, Channel 4 player and all the other TV network players in the UK. Can’t access those over here, so I’ve had to find another way to watch my favs.
Cheap Chicken and Chips!
This might be a bigger thing in London compared to the rest of the UK (check out the Chicken Connoisseur on YouTube) but I’ve definitely felt sad about paying $6 compared to £2 for chicken and chips.
I miss being able to pay maximum £8 to get a taxi to town in Leicester. Over here you’d be lucky to get a taxi for the same distance at that price and to get into the centre of town, you are looking at around $80-90.
Easy Travel Between Cities
Australia is huge so getting to other cities like Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide cost a pretty penny and can take quite a while to get there depending on your mode of transport. Whereas travelling to different cities in the UK is relatively easier and cheaper.
I miss British Sweets and Crisp flavours. During my first semester I had a mad craving for Wotsits, even though I rarely ate them in the UK, but I couldn’t find them anywhere in Australia. Walkers equivalents can be found here but Hula Hoops, Wotsits, Skips, Quavers? No chance. They have Cadbury here which is great but some sweets you can only find in the international aisle or not at all.