Over the past four months I've lived in the capitol cities of Western Australia, Tasmania, and Victoria -- Perth, Hobart, and Melbourne, respectively. I fell in love with all three. Each place has its own unique aura and is filled with people whose lifestyles reflect the distinct attitudes of their locale. But in the back of my mind, I had the feeling that these cities and others like them would always take second- or third-billing to Australia's largest, most vibrant and arguably most Australian metropolis -- the city -- Sydney. I finally visited Sydney this past weekend.