Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport to City – 3 best transfer options

Melbourne's Yarra River, Arts Centre and Eureka TowerArriving into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport will bring you to within 20 kilometres north of the Melbourne city centre and the heart of Melbourne, Victoria.

The 3 best transfer options available from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne’s city centre or Central Business District (“CBD”) are all available conveniently from Tullamarine Airport’s ground floor level, on exiting the baggage collection area. Continue reading

Bendigo, Victoria: Bendigo to Melbourne via Woodend

The Village Larder and other shops in Woodend

The Village Larder and other shops in Woodend

Alex and I have spent the Easter long weekend in the charming Victorian country town of Bendigo, located 140km north-north-west of Melbourne.

We have had a great weekend and last night’s Blues Tram was great fun.

Today we will have breakfast in Bendigo before heading home to Melbourne via a brief stop in Woodend. Continue reading

Bendigo, Victoria: Easter Festival and the Shamrock Hotel

Bendigo Fountain at the intersection of Pall Mall and View

It is the morning of Good Friday, the first day of 4 days of a long, long weekend in Melbourne.

Alex and I are Departing Melbourne, and heading north-north-west to the country town of Bendigo for the Bendigo Easter Festival. Alex has booked us into the Fountain View Suites.

Once Alex booked the accommodation I jumped online and discovered a Blues Tram as part of the festivities going on in Bendigo.

We are booked on the tram for tomorrow night. Continue reading

USA series: San Francisco – cable car, Lombard Street and Golden Gate Bridge


Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Today Alex and I will visit 3 top attractions in San Francisco.

First, we will take a ride on the famous San Francisco Cable Car.

Second, we will walk Lombard Street (aka the crookedest street in the world).

Last but not least, we will walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. Alex, put on your walking shoes… its time to hit the pavement. Continue reading

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Victoria

Typical isle in the Queen Victoria Market

Typical isle in the Queen Victoria Market

Today Alex and I are visitng Melbourne’s historic Queen Victoria Market, located at the corner of Elizabeth Street and Victoria Street since 1878. 

We are taking Alex’s mum out for the day for a bit of retail therapy and given the market is spread over 2 city blocks, there should be enought to look at. 

Today is also a Turkish Pazar at the Queen Victoria Market.  This means there is a selection of Turkish foods and wares available to buy.

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