Australian Adventures: There Are Rainbows But I Have No Pot of Gold
Now, Los Angeles is not cheap by any definition of the word--a friend from Chicago once described his experience in LA as him being an ATM and Los Angeles was happily sucking all the cash out of him. Sydney is a whole other level of $$$. It's more expensive than San Francisco and New York City combined. It's so expensive that if I lived here, my Coke Zero addiction would disappear because I'd be unwilling to pay $4 or $5 per can--it's seriously that pricey--for it. Hmm...maybe the U.S. should heavily tax soda. We might get healthier as a result.
Imagine Cup, which is a student innovation competition. They hosted a press luncheon at the Quay restaurant, which has fabulous views of the Opera House. I'll be spending lots of time chatting with college students about their amazing projects--but hopefully I'll be able to see a bit more of the city.
More expensive than San Fran and NYC? I can believe it. I guess it's a combination of lousy exchange rate and soaraway local inflation.
Tell us some more about these intriguing student projects.
We only had appetizers so I didn't eat too much--I had to pass on the oxtail stew, but there were some delish desserts being handed out. I could tell it was a pricey place because I couldn't figure out how to get into the restroom. I'll have some stories about the projects soon!