Nicola’s Post about Living Abroad in Sydney


Hi, my name is Nicola, age 9, and I am Emily’s daughter. I am going to be writing about tips and places to go in Sydney, Australia. The first thing I will be writing about is what age is appropriate for moving abroad. I think the kid’s age should be between 7-9. And I stayed for just over 1 year but the work visa is up to 4 years, you can do as long as you want but you have to pay for a citizenship and it takes so much time. I had just turned 8 when we moved. The second thing is there are cool touristy places to go in your first week or so. Bondi Beach, Manly, Wet n Wild Sydney, Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Wok on In (really good Thai food), Sea Life and Wildlife. Coming with a kid is super fun. Also, we met another expat and they left their 4-year-old kid with her grandparents for the first month or so before bringing her to Australia. I do not recommend that because then you don’t get to spend as much time with your kid! Overall I think living abroad is super fun even if you have to leave possessions you love and friends and family behind.

I think living abroad in Sydney did have some lows so if you hate having this happen to you then you probably shouldn’t move abroad. Leaving friends, leaving family, very hot sometimes, old houses and you have to buy a fridge instead of having it installed already, same with air con and heaters. You also have to make all new friends, although this turned out to be a really great part!

But living abroad in Sydney was also fun, here are some reasons why… nice beaches, weather, friendly people, lots of different nationalities and lots of things to see and do. And that’s why I LOVED moving abroad.

Love, Nici

(Also, Nici is my nickname.)



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July 21, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Hopefully this helps you decide if you want to move abroad to Sydney

Sean Beste
July 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm

So well written, Nici! Thank you for all of your insight and advice! We are all excited and happy you guys are coming home. PATSAGAIN!

Safe travels, enjoy NZ and we’ll see you soon!

Love, Aunt J & Uncle S

July 21, 2018 at 5:11 pm

Thx I am so excited to see you to

Aunt Maggie
July 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Like mother like daughter! Good job kiddo. Love you Pickles!
Aunt Maggie

July 21, 2018 at 6:12 pm

If I had one wish, uncle Sean and I would have had an opportunity to visit you, mom, and dad in Australia. Since that didn’t happen, maybe we could rendezvous in CO or MX? Miss you all dearly and look very forward to your safe return. Also, lots of hugs, walks, and story-telling will be a must once you arrive back in the states. Love you all!

July 22, 2018 at 3:26 am

I love you to, I am so excited to see you

July 22, 2018 at 3:28 am

Yeah defiantly I hope MX but we could do CO Miss you too

July 22, 2018 at 8:43 am

Very nice work, Dear one! May you continue to grow in your many talents and gifts!

Love you so,

July 22, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Thx I love blogging I am so excited to see you soon

Patti Harper
July 23, 2018 at 11:44 am

Wow! Sure wish we could have had you show us around but we are just as excited to have you show us around Boulder ❤️

July 23, 2018 at 4:26 pm

Yeah I wished that to. Can’twait to see you

July 24, 2018 at 7:24 pm

Awesome write up!

July 25, 2018 at 4:57 pm

Thx I worked really hard on it

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