HOW TO GET AHEAD: WORKING ABROAD ... SYDNEY - You won’t harbour a grudge when posted to this city of beaches, beer and babes

If you visit Sydney, you may be tempted to stay. Those who’ve made the move don’t seem to have any regrets.

If you visit Sydney, you may be tempted to stay. Those who’ve made

the move don’t seem to have any regrets.

’In a city where it never rains, the people are great, the wine and food

are excellent and you can eat sushi every day for a fiver, it’s not

surprising that everyone you meet in Sydney has ’no worries’,’ says

Helen Boothby, sales director of Pacific Publications.

’After visiting Sydney in early 1991 and loving it, I was thrilled to

find myself here eight years later. This time I didn’t have to wake up

with a bunch of travellers at Coogee Beach Backpacker Hostel, but with

my husband in a gorgeous Victorian terraced house in the fashionable

suburb of Paddington, less than a mile from the central business


’The morning starts at around 8am with the first meeting and foaming

cappuccinos in my office overlooking the harbour. After a long but

exciting day in the negotiation maze, it’s down to the Commodore Hotel

for a few VBs (beers, for the uninitiated) and then on to the

International bar in Kings Cross - or it maybe straight out to Bronte or

Bondi Beach.

’Tips for success here are to make as many Aussie friends as possible,

forget about England and enjoy the place. However, it’s wise to get in

some serious gym routines before making the trip, as the amount of

beautiful bods on show can be very disconcerting for the virgin



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