Some things I've noticed about Sydney, it is most definitely NOT like London. It is more like Birmingham. On Speed. A bit relaxed but go down the wrong street at the wrong time and you will see some transvestites.
Essential travel books - Yes Man by Danny Wallace & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Also 400 facts about Chuck Norris is very good, they also have a website which is continually updated. Karen will not allow the Chuck Norris book on the trip, due to the fact it will drive to murder.
'Til next time,
Catch ya on the other side.