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MELBOURNE

MY FAVOURITE CITY....UP TO NOW

MELBOURNE IS BY FAR MY FAVOURITE CITY AND THE ONLY PLACE IN AUSTRALIA WHERE I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE.
ST KILDA IS A BACKPACKER FRIENDLY SUBURB WITH A BEACH AND THIS IS WHERE I HEAD FIRST. ITS AN OLD FASHIONED PLACE AND REMINDS ME A LITTLE OF GOOD OLD BLACKPOOLWITH ITS OLD FASHIONED TRAMS PARADING UP AND DOWN THE ESPLANADE AND THE ORIGINAL AND FAMOUS LUNA PARK-AN OLD FASHIONED THEME PARK FROM THE 60S.
I ARRIVE AT 8PM THE SUN IS STILL VERY HOT ITS BEEN 42 DEGREES TODAYA RIDICULOUS TEMPERATURE A BUT AS I SOON FIND OUT THE MELBOURNE CLIMATE IS ALITTLE CRAZY AND THE CONDITIONS CHANGE EVERY FEW HOURS.
I STAY IN ST KILDA FOR 2 WEEKS WHILST SEARCHING FOR A JOB. I MEET SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE MOSTLY ENGLISHAND WE HANG OUT TOGETHER PLAYING FOOTIE ON THE BEACH AND DRINKING LOTS OF THAT CHEAP GOON. AT 1AM WE HEAD OFF TO ONE OF MANY LIVE MUSIC CLUBS WHICH ARE OPEN TILL AROUND 7.
THE GUYS CONTINUE THERE TRAVELS BUT I REALLY WANT TO STAY IN MEL AND LAND MYSELF AN APARTMENT ON THE SOUTH BANK IN THE CITY OVERLOOKING THE RIVER WITH 2 WONDERFUL ENGLISH GIRLS NAT AND LILY. SO I BASE MYSELF HERE AND CARRY ON MY SEARCH FOR WORK.
FINDING A TEMP JOB IS A STRUGGLE SO I KEEP MYSELF BUSY DOING SOME OF THE MANY TOURIST THINGS --
I WENT TO THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN FINALS AS WELL AS A FEW GAMES PRIOR TO THAT.
I VISITED THE OLD MELBOURNE GOAL NOW A MUSEUM AND THE PLACE WHERE NED KELLY WAS HUNG
I VISITED THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD ON A 3 DAY TRIP IN A CLAPPED OUT CAMPER, A SPECTACULAR COASTAL ROUTE BETWEEN MELBOURNE AND ADALAIDE,A PLEASURE TO DRIVE...
STILL NOT VISITED RAMSAY STREET...HA HA BUT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT AND MEETING HAROLD BISHOP!!

NOW A LITTLE ABOUT MELBOURNE CITY.....
FEDERATION SQUARE IS A HUGE PLACE FOR EVENTS OR JUST HANGING OUT AS I DO...PEOPLE WATCHING OR WATCHING SPORT ON THE BIG SCREEN.
THE YARRA VALLEY RUNS THROUGH THE CITY AND THE BOTANICAL GARDENS ARE A SHORT STROLL AND VERY BEAUTIFUL.
ALL THE SPORTING STADIUMS ARE CLOSE BY THE MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND.OLYMPIC PARK AND THE ROD LAVER ARENA (TENNIS)
THE SUBURBS SURROUNDING THE CITY OFFER EVERYTHING FROM GREAT ORIGINAL SHOPPING, GORGEOUS FOOD IN THE STYLE OF ITALIAN AND GREEK AND GREAT PEOPLE.

Posted by TUTS 02:02

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