Travel Blogs from Melbourne, Australia

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The Living City, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Living City

A travel blog entry by rich

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... the city and surrounding areas. After descending 55 floors in the elevator, I watched an informative 20 minute film on Melbourne's Attractions, although I'll remember it more for the cheesey theme music that accompanied it! Sunday was a fairly quiet ...

A New Year Means New Beginnings, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

A New Year Means New Beginnings

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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...  have now spent our first Christmas Day away from the nest and it was a totally different experience.  Christmas in Australia is like a completely different holiday altogether (or maybe that was just our experience of it!  Our plans to ...

Chinese matching couples, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Chinese matching couples

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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I am safe, happy and very hot at home, but I thought that I would write a few retrospective blogs about some funny things I saw commonly in China. One thing that is so different to home, is that couples don't love public displays of affection, but they ...

Halfway around the world in 36 hours, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Halfway around the world in 36 hours

A travel blog entry by jizmo

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Damn my fading memory, nearly cost me a flight. There was little fanfare in the lead-up given this trip's quite momentous underpinnings.  A single journey of thickest of Lonely Planet's guidebooks, 8 weeks total travelling, over 20000 km of ...

Our travels to and stay in Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Our travels to and stay in Melbourne

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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... Day 9:  Headed out at 8:30 for a city tour conducted by Jim.  This is the cultural center of Australia.  It is a beautifully organized and clean city with many exciting architectural styles.  Victoria was the state where they ...

Australia and the bloody Olympics!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Australia and the bloody Olympics!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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Only a quick one until we have been in oz for a while....... We arrived in Melbourne fine, and after deciding to declare some tea and wooden souvenirs we had brought with us we were subjected to a full bag search which lasted a little under 2 hours ...

In the Words of David Bowie....Ch-Ch Changes......, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

In the Words of David Bowie....Ch-Ch Changes......

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... have decided to finish work on the 30th March and then take 2 weeks to complete the few outstanding things we wish to do in Australia.  We then fly to New Zealand on Friday 13th April and will spend just over 4 weeks traveling the whole of New ...

Off We Go, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Off We Go

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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And we begin! I've checked in and am waiting for my first flight. I've never seen the airport so empty though I have to say. Even last year when I flew to Jo'Burg it wasn't this empty. (I have to admit though it was Sydney Airport which, even ...

The Dream, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Dream

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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In just under 3 weeks we will fly out of Melbourne to Bangkok on our way to India and then Nepal...this is the first entry of our travelogue and why we decided on this trip as part of our Long Service Leave. The dream started 5 years ago when we were ...

So far in OZ, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

So far in OZ

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... on the horizon. I also loved meeting my cousin Rob after such a long time and his girlfriend Ivana. After sometime in Melbourne we took a 10 hour bus heading for Adelaide and caught up with my other auntie, uncle and cousin. (Dads ...

Um, so, we like leave in 14 days?!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Um, so, we like leave in 14 days?!

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... and the comforts of home. So we packed up London life, we spent all our savings and aimlessly adjusted to being home in Australia. It's times like these that make you think long and hard about what life means and what you want from it. Tracey's mum ...

Pre-planning for 2014 trip, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Pre-planning for 2014 trip

A travel blog entry by pablop

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The main planning activity was associated with what vehicle I will use for the travels: either my camper van, or the Prado 4WD.  The choice can't be made until a short time before I travel as it will be governed by the road/track conditions that I ...

A quick visit to Sale before heading West, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

A quick visit to Sale before heading West

A travel blog entry by pablop

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... - - More visitation & perhaps a bit of shopping Saturday - - Marlay Point until after MPONR start - Travel back to home in Melbourne.  Arrival expected to be about 11pm - Load a few last minute items from van into Prado Sunday - - Heading ...

Oh we do like to be beside the Seaside!!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Oh we do like to be beside the Seaside!!

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... first we though we would be in for a good match. Well, the last 2 minutes were the only good part of a woeful game. Melbourne scoring a last minute winner. But hey, its another tick off our list. We have also now got tickets bought for 2 concerts in ...

What You Leave Behind, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

What You Leave Behind

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... called the Container Bar, which was basically a hollowed out cargo container serving drinks in a car park - but like most things in Melbourne this is a lot cooler than it sounds. Then back to the Pint for more drinks and poker. Tuesday we were given ...

The Anti Tourist, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Anti Tourist

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... Grand Prix, and some kind of International Swimming tournament that the details are hazy on, and then next week it's the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Although we couldn't see the Grand Prix track from where we're staying, what with their high walls, we ...

The beautiful city of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The beautiful city of Melbourne

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... to the Victoria Market, Telstra Dome, Flagstaff Gardens, the Stock Exchange, Queen Victoria Gardens, and all the areas of downtown Melbourne.  It's a very nice city and seems to be quite young, wealthy and happening. I meet up with Sarah and ...

The Pursuit of Happyness, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Pursuit of Happyness

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... might not get to see anything. Well on the Saturday it did cool down - due to rain. Although, we arrived at Melbourne Park still optimistic. Mainly because we are used to Melbourne weather ever changing. We decided on placing ourselves in the Margaret ...

The Holy Trinity of Travelpod, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Holy Trinity of Travelpod

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... , tell you about the time Vinny and his [some text missing] were coming to visit me and my [some text missing] in Melbourne but they got their flights messed up and when they thought they had seven days to prepare they realised they actually had two hours ...

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours.....!!!, Ramsay street..............melbourne, Australia travel blog

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours.....!!!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... place, very cosmopolitan and lots to do. The main highlight was the volume of vegetarian restaurants. Apparently there are more in Melbourne than overall Australia! Well Oz was just about coming to an end so we made our way back to Sydney a few days ...

"Untitled" or "The Melbourne Walk"

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... MCG and towards Cooks Cottage. We were a little rushed for time and so decided we would come back to the cottage. It is Melbourne's oldest building. This is a cheat though. It was built in England a long time ago, but wasn't moved to Melbourne until into ...

Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... the Twelve Apostles on the Great Ocean Road and to watch penguins returning home in the Phillip Island. Melbourne is the second most populous city in Australia, and is the state capital of Victoria. Located around Port Phillip Bay in the south-east of ...

We're getting over these long flights!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

We're getting over these long flights!

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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Setting the travelogue up.. with the hope that the internet connections in South America dont send me into melt down with their speed! Heading into our last week at home - lots of stuff to do (or is it just in my mind?!)  The biggest problem ...

Happy Christmas, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Happy Christmas

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... will be something to look forward to, and I am sure it will go on into the night. I am not even going to consider congratulating Australia on winning back the Ashes, as they are more smug than England when they win, and to be honest, most of us over here ...

Last day in Oz and a blast from the past., Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Last day in Oz and a blast from the past.

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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17th July 2005 Our last day in Australia!!!!!!!!! We decided to go to an Aussie Rules football game at the MCG for our last day. We wandered the streets of Melbourne in the morning. We also met up with Andrea Shemwell, a colleague who I used to ...

At the Pokies, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

At the Pokies

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... day and the gardens just aren't doing it for us like the suggestion of gambling is. So we head over to the Crown Casino, Melbourne's gigantic ode to tacky. Al and I watch, lulled into another hypnotic trance, as a gentleman plays the dealer on the ...

World Cup and Uni Cities, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

World Cup and Uni Cities

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... waste line. Last week, we completed the odd job around the house and fatted up some more.... On Thursday we headed down to Melbourne, no cheap busses like Asia, but still the 15 hours of enjoyment and crooked neck, I know poor us! The trip to ...

The Comedy Channel 2005 Short Film Festival, Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia travel blog

The Comedy Channel 2005 Short Film Festival

A travel blog entry by jawad

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This evening I attended the free outdoor evening show at Federation Square, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival's conclusion. It was well attended and the quality of acts very high. Out of the many performances my favourites were Dado ...

Ramsay Street!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Ramsay Street!

A travel blog entry by rich

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I didn't see Harold Bishop. In fact, I didn't see any of the 'stars,' but I really enjoyed the day out regardless. I think this was mainly due to the fact that we went on an 'unofficial' tour, which basically meant a guy from the hostel drove us ...

Phillip Island, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Phillip Island

A travel blog entry by rich

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... one particular one, so Kim and me went there and overfaced ourselves with huge medium sized ham and pineapple pizzas! Kim was leaving Australia on Saturday, as it was only a short trip for her, and she admitted to being a little homesick. She was a very ...

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