Travel Blogs from Melbourne, Australia

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Money Running out... Must get job !!!!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Money Running out... Must get job !!!!

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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We had a 300k drive down the Hume Highway and we arrived in Melbourne. We already had decided we were going to stay in Melbourne for a while and get a job to fund the next stage of our travels. Plus we knew we would need accommodation as we would not be ...

Teenage Fanclub, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Teenage Fanclub

A travel blog entry by rich

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... of talk about the Ashes series, and we both agreed it's good for the game to have such a close contest. I mentioned that Australia will struggle when Warne and McGrath retire in a couple of years! There's no doubt that the guy was very knowledgable, ...

Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia travel blog

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

A travel blog entry by jawad

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This is the last week of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and I have been frantically trying to catch as many acts as possible before it is all over. Yesterday I saw two shows: Julian Wilson in "Not My Rules" and the Comedy Knockout Comedy ...

The Great Ocean Road., Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Great Ocean Road.

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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15th July 2005. We flew into Melbourne airport early in order to get a hire car ad to drive the great ocean road. We drove up to Warrnambool in order to walk Gibsons Steps and to see the 12 apostles at sunset. The sunset wasnt that great but we did ...

Melbourne and some superb scran!!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne and some superb scran!!

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... Tom landed on our feet for sure this week! We were staying with Tom's aunt Cathy and her family in a suburb of Melbourne called Mooroolbark. We got 5* treatment - trips out, dinner at home and restaurants paid for, free internet......... It was ...

Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... grossed out with the death masks of convicts on show, including Ned Kellys! Then it was time to stop for a well needed late lunch at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow before taking a wander around Melbourne and enjoying the gorgerous builidings, old and ...

Remember, Remember, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Remember, Remember

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... impressed by how it was busy but not too much. I had found Brisbane a bit quiet, I had found Sydney too much, but Melbourne does quoting Goldilocks "seem just right". I like it. A friend of mine Steve compared it to Manchester as being the reason he ...

Everything But The Girl, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Everything But The Girl

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... on the mend, and although I still have a hole in my back that leaks blood and pus, things are fine and dandy. The Australia Healthcare system rose to the challenge and performed at least as well if not better than our own welfare state. It was helped ...

Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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The city lights of Melbourne meant the end of our dreamsome 9,000km drive around Australia together. Getting to the campsite was our final chance to show off the skills we'd picked up en-route. While Rob sat in his chair very well, and fended off some ...

Hitchhiker's Guide to Victorian brass bands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia travel blog

Hitchhiker's Guide to Victorian brass bands

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... $108 per passenger (one way) and $10 for the vehicle. It costs as little as $59 inclusive to fly to Tasmania from Melbourne airport, but we'd rather do this road trip together from the start. Tasmania will be my forth Australian state / territory, only ...

Great Ocean Road trip...YEAH!, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia travel blog

Great Ocean Road trip...YEAH!

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Having spent a week in St Kilda, a cool beach suburb of Melbourne heavily populated by backpackers, I felt it's about time to leave the city for a long weekend road trip. Route: The Great Ocean Road Destination: Apollo Bay Transport: Paul's station ...

Final Destination, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Final Destination

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... Ocean Road itself is just a road like any other, that starts somewhere near Adelaide and ends up in Melbourne. Apparently it's the most bendy road in all of Australia. And the views are nice. Koalas and such can be found in the gum trees that line the ...

Melbourne Grand Prix,.......... GO, GO, GO!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne Grand Prix,.......... GO, GO, GO!

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... city, before catching the train back to go to Flinders Square for the F1 build up. We'd missed the cars racing around the Melbourne streets in the morning, but there was still a few things going off and we managed to get our pics taken with the Ferrari ...

Resting and relaxing, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Resting and relaxing

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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I love Melbourne. My Mum lives in a fabulous place near Lygon Street and a walk away from the city centre. Fantastic. I love staying there. I miss having animals so another good thing about Mum's house is her two Jack Russels, Rupert and Jeannie ...

Eastern Living, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Eastern Living

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... available and cheap. I've been astonished that many times those three things do not coexist in this country. However, Melbourne is the exception with excellent food, a lively arts community, fun night life, historic buildings, interesting museums and an ...

Chinglish, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Chinglish

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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One of the things I loved most about Beijing was wandering around and catching a glimpse of a sign that had questionable English.  It made me smile endlessly, seeing the intention of the writer, but how the message being lost in the language. My ...

Home Again, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Home Again

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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Good flight home on Thai (good airline to fly with- leaves Qantas for dead) and both of us had 4 and 5 hours sleep so all good for getting home. Lia and Lenis there to meet us and then reality was back in a flash as the freeway was jammed with the ...

Welcome to Australia, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Welcome to Australia

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... on leave his Dad also offered to drive us to the old mining town of Echuca, the drive from Melbourne took us through what felt like real Australia, away from the generic city that could have been anywhere in the world we passed through towns that could ...

G'day Possums, Melbourne and Tasmania, Australia travel blog

G'day Possums

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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Saturday 1st November Well I was looking forward to getting to Oz but sittng on our flight from Christchurch I opened our Australia guide (which we have been carrying around for the last 3 months) and turned to the "Flora and Fauna" section. Well quite ...

Wise philosophies from Bhutan and the Thai King, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Wise philosophies from Bhutan and the Thai King

A travel blog entry by paul

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"I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization First some news from Thailand and neighbouring Burma: "Landmine maims elephants Two young female elephants, aged six and two years, were ...

Touch Down in Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Touch Down in Melbourne

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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We arrived in Melbourne at the rather silly hour of 3:30 Perth time (6:30 in Melbourne), so we didn't get much sleep. Martin kept watch (and went for smokes) while I passed out on a bench in the transit area. Despite announcements every few minutes, I ...

Uluru back to Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Uluru back to Melbourne

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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KEEP AS DRAFT!! Used to reset pin to right place on the ...

A Tale of Two Cities at War, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

A Tale of Two Cities at War

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... . Maybe it's because we've lived in London so long we can relate to Sydney and its more urban feel compared to Melbourne's villagey atmosphere. I'm sure the majority of people who visit both may well opt for Melbourne's overall positives and ask us in ...

Back to the Rat Race, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Back to the Rat Race

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... pay on our new apartment, it's good that we are both actually quite enjoying the return to the rat race (although we are in Australia) Getting a job was not actually as easy has we had thought and been told that it would be, with most employers wanting ...

Sunny Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia travel blog

Sunny Melbourne

A travel blog entry by jawad

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As predicted, I didn't get much sleep on the 8 hour Greyhound journey. On arrival in Melbourne I was expecting cooler weather but was pleasantly surprised - it was actually nice and sunny, even warmer than Canberra during the last couple of days. I ...

One dangerously friendly city, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

One dangerously friendly city

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... came out. It was about 20 years ago when I pained this on my walls. I guess I've been dreaming Australia for a long time....   *** WORLD CHANGE STARTS WITH EDUCATED CHILDREN! Give a girl the life long gift of education! ...

Melbourne is cold but cool!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne is cold but cool!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Get our Jetstar (another cheapie) flight to Melbourne. Weather similar here unfortunately but have been v lucky in the last few days. Get bus into town and our hotel 'The Miami' which is more like an old people's home than a hotel! Wander down Victoria ...

One for next time...., Melbourne, Australia travel blog

One for next time....

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... – yes people not only did we detour to Brisbane we flew in and out of different airports! So we got to spend 40 minutes in Melbourne in between buses! Once we finally picked up the van we had no time left as we had to motor on to Sydney. We drove ...

Thai coup - media and comments, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Thai coup - media and comments

A travel blog entry by paul

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In 1978 whilst the Thai King was visiting and helping a remote area in the North East a Western journalist mistakenly thought the King was trying to influence the communist insurgency. He asked "Do you think your visit and support to these people will ...

Shelia's Diaries part 4: Sydney and Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Shelia's Diaries part 4: Sydney and Melbourne

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... been offered so much food for breakfast. Whereas my impressions of Sydney were a city almost trying too hard to show off, Melbourne seemed more reserved and content. It had such variety and the narrow lanes of the centerer oozed originality. If it ...

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