An Online Tour to Melbourne

One of my favorite parts of my class is to have an excited student who has just came back from a vacation. Not only that I do not have to speak a lot but the enthusiasm of the student is so high that it also lift my mood oftentimes. Just like few days ago, when a student from Russia just came back from her vacation in Melbourne. From the start of our class, she couldn’t help herself but express her admiration on the scenery, artworks, and food. During the class, I felt that I was transported from India and had an online tour to Melbourne.

According to her, you’ll never get bored in Melbourne as it is the cultural and sports capital of Australia. There are many people from different parts of the world living in Melbourne so the variety of restaurants are huge. She said that aside from the regular touristy places like the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Aquarium, National Gallery of  Victoria, Melbourne has a lot more to offer and she suggested me the following:

To eat:
Proud Mary : The chef serves affordable Italian specialties, best espresso in Melbourne, crackling pork skin in sandwich… hmm crackling pork skin is enough for me :p

To shop:
South Melbourne Market:  Although she didn’t miss going to Queen Victoria Market, she found South Melbourne Market the place to shop because this is the place where you can buy things that have the right feel of Melbourne’s demographics and cultural mix. I love shopping specially for souvenirs, so I’m definitely putting this on my note.

For Artlover:
The Graffiti Lane: Modern urban artwork in the form of imaginative colorful graffiti and murals are in display on the walls in Union Lane. She said it’s a perfect place for photo ops and she got plenty of them.

To Hang out and Drink:
Naked for Satan: Their tapas and drinks are cheaper than other restaurants yet devilishly good.

She said that what she misses most are the variety of food from Greek to Italian to Indian to Middle Eastern. It was like a whole world in one place. And before we end our skype call, she told me, “..…it’s your time to visit Melbourne NOW!” Sure it is 🙂


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One Response to “An Online Tour to Melbourne”

  1. Maryann Murphy says:

    woot, thankyou! I finally came to a site where the webmaster knows what they’re talking about. Do you know how many results are in Google when I search.. too many! It’s so annoying having to go from page after page after page, wasting my day away with thousands of people just copying eachother’s articles… bah. Anyway, thankyou very much for the info anyway, much appreciated.

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