Travel Blogs from Melbourne, Australia

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The Great Race, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Great Race

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... 3 minutes. After saying my sad goodbyes to Ma and Pa, it was then nice to land in the warmth and sunshine of Melbourne, which turned on some spectacular weather while I was there. Magic stuff, and very relaxing after my last couple of weeks. Alas, it ...

A little more Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

A little more Melbourne

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... herbs, which is a bit of a pain!! We met up with our friend Paul, who we met in Peru, and had a drink at Melbourne's Ice Bar... which was really cool... no seriously, it was -15... hahaha... bloody comedian...  You go in there and they ...

The Puff Adventure, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Puff Adventure

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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I've brought my "time optimism" to Australia. The steam train Puffing Billy leaves Belgrave, "about an hour east of the city," at 2:00 pm. At 1:15 pm, we leave the downtown Hertz office in a fruitless attempt to cross miles of Sunday traffic and get ...

The Australia Games, er i mean commonwealth games!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Australia Games, er i mean commonwealth games!

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... , so I didn't have to listen to the Australian National Anthem 12 times - although I still heard it 8! The atmosphere was amazing - when Australia was winning - but we thought $150 (60 pounds) was a bit much for an hour and a half of swimming! That's ...

The Long and Winding Road, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Long and Winding Road

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... before, before being diverted. The Cape Otway lighthouse is meant to be the most used or most useful or most lit lighthouse in Australia (I’m not entirely sure what its claim to fame is as you can tell), but on arrival when we noted the cost of ...

Week Twenty Six - Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Week Twenty Six - Melbourne

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... on tram, round to Tourist Information Office at Federation Square. Get some ideas for day trips. Next, to Observation Deck in Melbourne's tallest building. Great views of city. Back down and call into backpackers pub for cheap beer / wine. Tram back to ...

Down Under, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Down Under

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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So after 26 hours of flight and 40 hours without sleep, I arrived in Melbourne Tuesday night to a nice warm breeze. It was definitely a good change from the freezing cold of Vancouver. The flights were about as good as I could of hoped for, Cathay Pacific ...

Sneaking into Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Sneaking into Melbourne

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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As we'd bought a heap of Christmas gifts in Peru and Bolivia our bags weighed a ton.  This meant catching a flight to Melbourne with a budget airlines was out of the question (they wanted a heap for the excess baggage charges) so off the CountryLink ...

Let's go to the Rough Guided Lying Planet, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Let's go to the Rough Guided Lying Planet

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... on the side of the angels is an enormously powerful marketing tool, but watch out if anyone finds it is bullshit." The Melbourne-based travel company, which grew from two people stapling photocopied pages by hand on their kitchen table to the world's ...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia travel blog

Melbourne

A travel blog entry by itsem

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Melbourne <3, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne <3

A travel blog entry by alexosler

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... as 'the adoptions'. They really spoiled us for the duration of our stay and we hope that they know how much we appreciate everything they did for us. We will definitely be back to Melbourne soon! Love from Alex and Sam Xxx Ps.. We miss you all ...

Deja vu...., Melbourne and Adelaide, Australia travel blog

Deja vu....

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... week getting Larry set up for our big trip, including some very expensive new shoes........ Nitty Gritty: Touched down in Melbourne around 9am on Sunday after an uneventful red eye flight from Bali, on which we were feeling seriously overdressed ...

One Year Later, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

One Year Later

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... to 'Chav') and 'Root' (to perform the act of lovemaking). But I'll save the language guide to the much anticipated 'Australia... A Retrospective' entry. So in the short term things are pretty much as was. There are changes a brewing, but until I know ...

22 hours on a plane, you can stick Xmas up your a*, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

22 hours on a plane, you can stick Xmas up your a*

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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... be reading this journal entry and it should be after December 25th 2003, by this stage I should be in my home town Melbourne, Australia. See for about 2-3 months I had this plan to do the whole surprise the family and friends thing back home. Ahhh ...

Everybody needs good Neighbours, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Everybody needs good Neighbours

A travel blog entry by hodge

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OH Dear, behind in the blogs again and have to through my mind back to Melbourne...... ..right last blog was the grampians...so...argh yes back to Melbourne and Xmas. So we arrived back in the city on Christmas Eve, crashed out when James returned about ...

Much closer to home!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Much closer to home!

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... a different Australian city. I always said when travelling away that when I came home I would try and see more of Australia so this is my start! Melbourne seems nice so far and I have very little memory of the place.  I have been here years ago for ...

Off we go, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Off we go

A travel blog entry by guykb

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Our trip started with a pleasant jaunt down to Melbourne. We left our house in the safe hands our the wonderful Kate and Doug, and off we went. We reached the airport with plenty of time to spare and had an uneventful flight to Singapore. Although it ...

" Its 5 Greens, its Go, Go, Go...."

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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... a shame the latter couldn't be said about the actual race day on Sunday. It was freezing, cloudy and occasionally rained - typical Melbourne weather! We got up early, hoping to beat the crowds, but it seemed everyone else had the same idea! Luckily ...

A strange and hectic last few months in OZ, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

A strange and hectic last few months in OZ

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... their company. It was of much distress to leave our lovely apartments, for the inevitable drunk ridden pits, that are.... the east coast Australia hostels. This however didn't last for long, as only 3 days after the folks went home, we had to have, just ...

St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

St Kilda Festival

A travel blog entry by hils

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... somehow managed to lose Priscilla. We listened to Xavier Rudd, a one man band who is making a name for himself in Australia playing didgeridoos, guitar, harmonic and drums. He was fantastic. We then watched the Cat Empire who are also beginning to ...

Kangaroos and Emus..., Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Kangaroos and Emus...

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... her food & drinking all her wine, only redeeming ourselves by feeding the cat, doing lots of cooking & cutting the grass! Melbourne is great fun with lots of beautiful old shopping arcades and thousands of great restaurants and cafe bars.. not unlike ...

Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... are pubs?!! There was  dinner with the Grechs including Anna Grech who has questioned why she hadn't featured in the Melbourne part of the blog thus far! There you go Anna Banana! Heeee!   PS: Lots more to come on our ...

First day in Oz and its bloody raining!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

First day in Oz and its bloody raining!

A travel blog entry by mattmcshane

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Ever since I was young I have wanted to visit Australia, partly to follow in my parents footsteps (they lived here for 3 years in the seventies), and also because I wanted to experience the sun soaked surf life - Newquay just doesn't cut the mustard! ...

Soaking up the cold in Melbourne!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Soaking up the cold in Melbourne!

A travel blog entry by ramdux

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... who else can claim to have a ride around a grand prix track in a BMW! Thanks Anthony. The impressive ANZAC shrine Melbourne has built a shrine to the Australian and New Zeland Auxilliary Corp that founght for the allies during the world wars. It's a ...

This place is AMAZING!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

This place is AMAZING!

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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... on that and then use the remaining cash for fun and frolicking. Well I moved out of Lou's on Friday and into the Melbourne Connection Backpackers. Carsten and I went out on Saturday with $20 dollars (8 quid) between us. Carsten's $20 dollars that is. ...

Almost Kilda, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Almost Kilda

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... flare it back up again. Just thankful it never happened in Alice Springs. I'd decided to check out St Kilda one of Melbourne's other well known districts down near the beach with the hot day making it seem the most appropriate place to go. Stepping ...

4 Seats each in Economy-who needs 1st Class seats!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

4 Seats each in Economy-who needs 1st Class seats!

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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So holiday over... just a 19 hour trip and well be back in oz... but first an "almost drama" - one that could have been the big story of the holiday.. but then again could have been nothing... luckily, we'll never know which...... We arrange for a car ...

Long Walk Round Town, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Long Walk Round Town

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... hours reading I decided to have a wander along the Yarra a bit further and went to take a closer look at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Pretty impressive stadium and hopefully I'll get to see some sporting event in there sometime. If I'm still ...

Sydney bound in Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Sydney bound in Melbourne

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... talk with tourists. Catch 22. Flying to Sydney in 2 days! Can't wait really, although I'm sure I'll be sorry I didn't check out the Melbourne museum (totally do-able alone) as soon as I get on that plane. I need to get going. Go for a run or ...

For Art's Sake, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

For Art's Sake

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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