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 […]

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 […]

Flight Review: AirAsiaX – Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur

Flight: AirAsiaX D7 215 From: Melbourne (MEL) To: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) I flew with AirAsiaX from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur, comparing fares on Skyscanner and booking direct at airasia.com. I was looking for the cheapest flight from Melbourne to anywhere in Southeast Asia (Singapore, KL, Bangkok) and as usual the AirAsia option came out as […]

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 […]

Flight Review: Jetstar Airways – Singapore to Melbourne

Flight: Jetstar Airways JQ 8 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Melbourne (MEL) I flew with Jetstar Airways from Singapore to Melbourne, comparing fares on Skyscanner and booking direct at jetstar.com. I booked for the price after figuring how I was going to get back to Melbourne from Colombo. As there are no direct flights from Sri […]

Melbourne Travel Guide

Travel Guides > Australia > Melbourne Travel Guide [The clocks at Flinders Street Station is a traditional meeting place in Melbourne, so if someone says to “meet me under the clocks”, that is where you would go.] Nomadic Notes Blog Posts A bemused Melburnian returns to Melbourne after two years absence – Returning to my […]

Little Saigon – Melbourne

After having spent nearly a year in Ho Chi Minh City I returned my 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 three […]

Keith Haring in Melbourne

Keith Haring was an artist whose graffiti became famous in New York in the 1980’s. He took his distinctive style to cities around the world, making him possibly the worlds first celebrity street artist. Haring visited Australia in 1984 and his mural at the Collingwood Technical School in Melbourne is one of the largest surviving […]