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 Notes on Melbourne: Things I noticed on my annual visit – 2018 Edition A […]

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 […]

Happy birthday dear Melbourne…

…Happy birthday to you. The 30th of August is Melbourne Day, and today Melbourne was 175 years old. 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. If you were to pick a true Melbourne Day it would probably be […]

Flight Review: Jetstar – Melbourne to Bangkok

Flight: Jetstar JQ 29 Date: 27 Jan 2008 From: Melbourne (MEL), Australia To: Bangkok (BKK), Thailand Jetstar is the low cost airline brand of Qantas. They operate flights from Australia to popular destinations in Asia as well as New Zealand and Hawaii. As Jetstar is a low cost airline it doesn’t have the usual frills […]

Flight Review: AirAsia X – Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur

Flight: AirAsiaX D7 2723 Date: 13 March 2009 From: Melbourne (MEL) To: Kuala Lumpur LCCT (KUL) AirAsia X – Long-haul low cost flying AirAsia X is the long haul brand of Malaysian low cost airline AirAsia. They fly from Kuala Lumpur to the Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne. They also fly to London Stansted, making […]

Flight Review: Tiger Airways – Singapore to Melbourne via Darwin

Flight: Tiger Airways TR 702 Date: 27 Feb 2008 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Darwin (DRW) Flight: Tiger Airways TT 7567 Date: 28 Feb 2008 From: Darwin (DRW) To: Melbourne (MEL) Tiger Airways is a low cost airline based in Singapore, with its primary hub at Singapore Changi Airport. Tiger Airways began operations in 2004 and […]