Cool city, tennis and Visa headaches
11.01.2008 - 24.01.2008 27 °C
Yes everyone we are still here. It's not always easy or cheap to get on the internet so we've not been able to update the blog recently.
Melbourne is without doubt our favourite place in Australia so far. There's culture, friendly people, sport, great climate a great public transport system..... The list goes on.
The only thing which has been annoying is the difficulties we had getting our Indian Visa. We had to hang around here a lot longer than initially planned. However in such a nice city it's not too bad. There's plenty to do.
We had a really great time here.
We we're lucky enough to get some tickets for the first round of the Australian Open Tennis here. We didn't see any of the really top players, but we saw some really good matches. Federer's first game we saw on a giant screen, right next to the big centre court stadium, Rod Laver. So we could hear the crowd noise. We also watched lots of the other games on a big screen in one of the public squares to feel the crowd atmosphere.
Our hostel was right near a really cool area of the city, Chapel Street. There are bars, places to eat and nice shops. We also explored another popular area around Brunswick Street in the Fitzroy area. There was a great atmosphere down there. People really seem to enjoy meeting up in Cafe's and bars for food and a few drinks and socialising. It seems to have a similar feel to San Fransisco.
We saw various museums and parks and enjoyed them all, but Melbourne was ultimately like a home from home that we instantly liked.
For anyone visiting Melbourne we can really recommend the Zoo!
A long trek out was Pin Oak Street, or Ramsay street to us.