Melbourne Travel Guide

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Southern Cross Station, Melbourne – Australia

Southern Cross Station, Melbourne - Australia

Melbourne happens to have not one, but two of my favourite trains stations in the world. The first is Flinders Street Station, and the other is Southern Cross station. The two stations were built about 100 years apart and they are both unique in their architectural style. I like Southern Cross for its wave-shaped roof […]

Paddlesteamer Canberra, Echuca – Australia

Paddlesteamer Canberra

Echuca is a few hours north of Melbourne and makes for a good stopover if you are driving into the great interior of Australia. Echuca is on the Murray River (Australia’s largest river) and it was the largest inland port in Australia in the 1800′s. Buildings in the historic port still remain and there are […]

In Pictures: Little Saigon – Melbourne

Little Saigon - Melbourne

After having spent nearly a year in Ho Chi Minh City I returned my nominal home city of Melbourne for the Christmas holidays. While it’s always good to go back I knew I would be soon be having some Vietnamese food withdrawals, so I made my way to one of the Vietnamese districts. There are […]

The Victorian era gold rush city of Bendigo – Australia

Bendigo Tram

The Victorian gold rush between 1851 and the late 1860s turned Melbourne into one of the great cities of the world. Much of the wealth that built Melbourne came from the gold fields of central Victoria. If you admire the Victorian era heritage of Melbourne then I would recommend having a look at Bendigo as […]

Reading Room at State Library of Victoria, Melbourne – Australia

State Library

Finding free wifi in Australia is surprisingly hard work. I have a have found the availability of free wifi to be better in Mexico and Malaysia than it is in Melbourne. On my last visit here I spent my days visiting cafes to work in, most of which still don’t offer wifi. There is one […]

Flinders Street Clocks, Melbourne – Australia

Flinders St Clocks

The clocks at Flinders Street Station is a traditional meeting place in Melbourne, so if someone says to you “meet me under the clocks”, that is where you would go. Travel Photos: Melbourne Photo Gallery

Happy birthday dear Melbourne…

Melbourne Day

…Happy birthday to you! The 30th of August is Melbourne Day, and today Melbourne was 175 years old. [Melbourne Day Birthday Cake] Although Melbourne Day is an official day, it’s not an official holiday, so it’s not celebrated with gusto. Most people don’t know about it actually. If you were to pick a true Melbourne […]

Boxing Day Test – Melbourne

Boxing Day Test

Boxing day in Australia means two things on the sporting calendar – The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

Public Art: China Express Mural

China Express Mural

China Express Mural by drewfunk.com, corner Little Lonsdale and Swanston St Melbourne.