What I’ve learned…

…about Melbourne…

It’s a very walk-able city, but if you don’t want to (or have blisters from non-sensible shoes like me) the trams are great! There is a free city circle tram, very handy. The cross-city trams aren’t cheap, but they are very convenient and easy to use. I just purchased a Myki travel card and I’m good to go. Swipe on, swipe off – easy peasy.

There is heaps to see and do; the city is very focused on tourism, and presenting its culture, history and shopping. Shopping shopping shopping. Mostly the window variety for me. I’m saving some interesting-looking areas until Stephen gets here.

Melbournians don’t seem to fond of New Zealanders. I’ve been told 3 times in 2 days by locals that they can’t talk to me because I’m a kiwi. Very weird. I can’t imagine saying that to an Australian in New Zealand. I’m going to tell people I’m from Christchurch from now on. No-one can be mean to a Christchurchian.

Everyone in Melbourne has an iPhone. Everyone. Except the bums, and maybe they do too and I just didn’t see it. And every third person has an iPad or a MacBook Air. This make me feel at home. These are my people. Hip, cool, iPeople.

And there is an ice rink! What’s more, it’s about 5 mins from our hotel! Happyface.

Most of all, what I’ve learned is that I will definitely be back. This is a great city for a quick get-away, easy just to cruise and have fun in.

2 thoughts on “What I’ve learned…

  1. aunty August 31, 2012 / 3:22 PM

    Visit St Kilda on a Saturday Wonderful !!

  2. dinnywinny August 31, 2012 / 5:10 PM

    Have been to Melbourne a couple of times for conferences but once we were staying out in the vineyard area at a fantastic place and the other time in the city by the Casino. We went to the dog racing at night (because the winning dogs were being fed the food I wholesaled. Only had quick trips thru the city but would like to return and meander thru it. Looked lovely and apparently has some awesome beaches

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