Castlemaine – the gold-rush era city in the goldfields region of Victoria

Visitors to Melbourne marvel at the remains of “Marvellous Melbourne” – the Victorian-era architecture that is a legacy of the great Victorian gold rush. The gold was is in the regions surrounding Melbourne, and Ballarat and Bendigo became the two biggest regional cities as a result of the gold rush. Before Ballarat and Bendigo became […]

Notes on Melbourne: Things I noticed on my annual visit – 2018 Edition

Every year I return to my home city of Melbourne to see my family and attend to general business and personal duties. I still by default call Melbourne home, even if I haven’t lived here since 2010. I returned last year after an unintended two year absence, and like last year the city continues to […]

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 […]

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 […]