Things I learnt about Melbourne (big cities)

-There is a big difference between saying “road”, “street” or “avenue”. Often have will have all three, for example “Burke” road and “Burke street”. These two exist at different parts of the city…  I learnt this the hard way when I took the tram into the city as apposed to out to a suburb for my quilting shop after asking for instructions on how to get to Burke road rather than Burke street… oi.

-Fish and Chips are expensive in Melbourne

-People are more helpful to a woman alone, rather than with someone. 😉

What I loved were :

  • The bookshops, good independent ones everywhere I went.
  • Public Transport was amazing… (I still prefer to bike tho!)
  • The amount of people biking and the cool bike shops.
  • The street artwork, sculptures and all
  • The diversity of the people, it was common place to hear Italian, Chinese, Korean and all sorts of languages on the tram.
  • Local designers
  • Fabric stores
  • Friendly peoples
  • Cafe down the road from backpackers that we had breakfast at every morning played NZ music. 🙂
  • Lots more!

Without further ado check out some of my pictures I have uploaded. Here is a taste.
Cool bookshops: Metropolitan on Elizabeth St (I think).
2008-11-11 at 19-52-45
A bookshop for ONLY cooks called “books for cooks”! Fitzroy
2008-11-13 at 14-00-10
City at night with some moon action and bird at a lighthouse stop along the Great Ocean Road
2008-11-12 at 22-43-18 2008-11-14 at 16-31-01
The view and our motorhome
2008-11-14 at 19-03-03


Some of the Twelve Apostles

2008-11-15 at 17-01-32

See more photos on my flickr account

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