The first time it hit me that Sydney was an expensive city, was while I was researching things to do there. The idea of a sunset climb on the Sydney Harbour Bridge struck me as wonderfully iconic. What better way to experience a sunset than a carefree romp (that was before I discovered the blue jumpsuits, safety harness and no-camera policy) on one of the most visible landmarks in Australia? It didn’t take me too long to get that little bubble burst. A normal climb costs AUD$200 for one person, while a sunset climb comes at a 25% premium. I was sorely tempted to throw caution/ money to the wind, but settled with snapping pictures from the pylon lookout instead.