A bemused Melburnian returns to Melbourne after two years absence

I returned to Melbourne after being away for just over two years. I didn’t intend to be away so long, as I like to return to the homeland at least once every calendar year. Unfortunately my back injury of 2016 put me out of commission for a while and I wasn’t able to travel. This […]

Darwin as Asia’s gateway to Australia

My first time to Darwin was a stop at the airport in 2007, which we all know doesn’t count as a visit. I was flying from Sydney to Mumbai, which stopped at Darwin on the way. That flight route was made famous by Ralph Fiennes and a Qantas flight attendant, though my flight was not […]

Flight Review: Scoot – Melbourne to Singapore

Flight: Scoot TZ 25 From: Melbourne (MEL) To: Singapore (SIN) I flew with Scoot from Melbourne to Singapore. I was looking for flights from Melbourne back to Southeast Asia and I didn’t have an exact destination in mind so I was flexible about where to fly. I compared different flights with Skyscanner to come up […]

Flight Review: Virgin Australia – Darwin to Melbourne

Flight: Virgin Australia VA 1460 From: Darwin (DRW) To: Melbourne (MEL) I flew with Virgin Australia from Darwin to Melbourne. I was originally flying from Bali to Melbourne but I noticed a cheap flight from Bali to Darwin, so I made the detour to Darwin. I compared flights with Skyscanner.com to see what my options […]

Hotel Review: The Cavenagh Hotel, Darwin – Australia

Hotel: The Cavenagh Hotel Address: 12 Cavenagh St, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia I stayed at The Cavenagh Hotel in Darwin. I booked online and picked it for its location and price, which worked out to be $53 AUD per night. It turned out to be a great choice as this was an ideal hotel for […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Denpasar (Bali) to Darwin

Flight: AirAsia AK 649 From: Denpasar (DPS) To: Darwin (DRW) I flew with AirAsia from Bali to Darwin. I was looking for a flight from Bali to Melbourne and I found that I could cobble together an itinerary via Darwin for about the same price. I had never been to Darwin before so this seemed […]

Where I’m At: March, 2015 – 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 […]

Airbnb Review: Apartment in Southbank, Melbourne – Australia

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 > Australia > Perth Travel Guide Accommodation Perth hotels – Search for discount hotels in Perth. 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 […]

Brisbane Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Australia > Brisbane Travel Guide Accommodation Brisbane hotels – Search for discount for hotels in Brisbane with lowest rates guaranteed. 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 […]