That Melbourne Vibe

Ninety minutes in the air from Sydney to Melbourne provided an expensive lesson in Aussie air travel. I’ll save the wrenching details and skip to the end result…won’t ever fly Tiger Airways again. Thankfully Australia has a lot of other, better airlines that connect all of the major cities.

Arriving in Melbourne was actually a very nice contrast to soothe the nerves from the air travel experience. Laid back, colorful and appropriately paced, Melbourne welcomed us with fun places and people.

We walked every part of the city in our five days there, taking in all of the museums and cultural attractions. This city has certainly embraced public art and is flourishing because of it. The skyline is filled with the cranes of new construction. Beautiful new buildings rub shoulders with some of the coolest buildings from 1800’s.




When we had walked every street in downtown, we walked out about 10 miles to the small beach suburb of Brighton. Here, with the skyscrapers of downtown Melbourne on the horizon, is a beach lined with colorful beach houses. The sunset alone was worth the walk, but the vibrant cottages beg to be rendered in watercolor.



1 Comment

  1. Malcolm Lowe on July 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Hi Paul, welcome to Australia and especially Melbourne – sounds like you are here for a short time only. Trust you have a great stay in Australia – there are so many wonderful places to see and experiences to be had. I’m sure you have a long list of places to visit but there is always more. Let me know if you run out of places to go.
    Looking forward to reading more about your adventures.
    Regards from Melbourne