Where I’m At: Melbourne – In Australia for my annual visit


[Marvellous Melbourne.] Greetings from Melbourne. I’m back in Australia for my annual visit which involves visiting family and sorting through a years worth of mail that still gets sent to me. Melbourne is such a great city and I can see how I lived here for so long. Every time I return though I feel […]

Where I Stayed: Airbnb apartment, Southbank, Melbourne – Australia

Southbank Melbourne

Name: Airbnb Private Apartment Address: Southbank, Melbourne – Australia Upon returning to my former home city of Melbourne I found myself without a bed to crash on or couch to surf for my first two days. I’ve never had to search for hotels in Melbourne which was a weird feeling. As I was looking last […]

Perth Travel Guide

Travel Guides Experience Perth – Website of the Perth Region Tourism Organisation. Perth Tourism – Website of Perth’s Eastern region. Perth City – Information on events, shopping, attractions and restaurants. Hello Perth – Visitor guide to Perth and Fremantle. Perth Tourist Centre – Tourist information, attractions, accommodation, and maps. The Skinny Perth – A guide […]

Brisbane Travel Guide

Travel Guides Brisbane City Council – Local government website with useful information for visitors. Visit Brisbane – Where to eat, drink, shop, play and stay in Brisbane. Must Do Brisbane – Over 2000 independently reviewed things to see and do in Brisbane – what’s on, places to eat and drink, shopping guide, and where to […]

Sydney Travel Guide

Travel Guides Sydney.com – The official Sydney travel website has information about things to do, events, accommodation, and the latest deals. City of Sydney – City government website with useful information for visitors. Travel To Sydney – Travel guide featuring things to do, events, and transport options. sydneyguide.net.au – What to do in Sydney, including […]

Melbourne Travel Guide

Travel Guides Visit Melbourne – Official travel site for Melbourne. Melbourne Australia Travel Guide – A guide to attractions, events and geting around. Melbourne On The Web – A directory of travel related services. Blogs Visit Melbourne – Melbourne travel blog brought to you by visitmelbourne.com. The World Loves Melbourne – Blog featuring things to […]

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 […]