Travelers on the Charms of Melbourne, “the kind of city to lose yourself in the feeling of it”

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I occasionally like to ask my well-traveled friends about places they’ve visited which I have not. These few simple remarks could probably fill a week for a traveler to this city. What would you add to this advice? Do you agree with it?
One friend said Melbourne reminded her of her hometown, Toronto. She mentioned its Victorian era station, Flinders St., the Yarra River, the ocean, and “lovely small neighborhoods.”


An American expat who has been living in Melbourne for four years wrote, “While Melbs has fewer iconic “sights” than Syd we have a lot more soul. It’s the kind of city to lose yourself in the feeling of it, wandering through laneways, grabbing a coffee and enjoying the incredible cultural diversity. It’s the artistic and cultural capital of Australia. And with over 1000 folks moving here weekly, there must be a reason. Different neighborhoods represent the various waves of immigration and your taste buds can experience this history. Also home of Aussie rules football (go bombers) it is the more down-to-earth San Fran to Sydney’s shallower LA. Come visit and see for yourself!

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Thanks to these hotels of Melbourne of Melbourne for their support.