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Blooming Melbourne's Glorious Food

sunny 24 °C

Judging by the amount of fabulous food on offer in Melbourne it is understandable that there is consternation about the obesity epidemic sweeping Australia. The location of our hotel on Lygon Street didn’t help, with more than 50 restaurants within two blocks…

Melbourne is supposedly the 2nd most populous Greek city in the world, after Athens, yet it is the Italians who rule the cucinas with their pizzas, pastas and, of course, gelati…
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There are eateries from all over the world here, including A&W which is called Hungry Jacks here, and, naturally, this one…
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We could have spent all of our time in Melbourne just enjoying the food – the fresh oysters were particularly yummy - but we had a smorgasbord of international events to choose from in just two days. We could have attended the Australian F1 Grand Prix; the Arnold Schwartzenegger’s bodybuilding extravaganza; a marathon poky event at the southern hemisphere’s largest casino or the International Flower and Garden Festival. Using only the following photos as a guide we invite you to decide which event we attended. (P.S. A poky is Aussie for a slot-machine)…
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We also slipped in a quick visit to an international festival celebrating the diversity of Melbourne’s residents, but had to leave to avoid eating too much global street food. The paellas looked terrific but we went with some delicious Cypriot souvlaki
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We probably could have filled a week in Melbourne but we got a good overview from an afternoon cruise on the river Yarra…

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And we marvelled at the beauty of the Flinders Railway Station – the first real station to be built in Australia in 1910…
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Melbourne is a beautiful city with dozens of magnificent Victorian buildings. Finest among them is perhaps the Royal Exhibition Building (1880) where the flower show was held…

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Posted by Hawkson 00:13 Archived in Australia

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Macca's??? Is that Aussie for McDonald's? Do they serve Roo burgers?
Blissful weather again I see--24 degrees and sunny skies. Still waiting for that here.

by R and B

Looks like a beautiful city. Too much to see in 2 days. Did you run into Arnold in your wanderings? Spring is fully here in Vancouver. Cherry blossoms everywhere.

by Sue Fitzwilson

heartbreaking to see all that food and not be able to eat it, or have to choose which to eat and not eat. Very stressful I would think.

by Janet

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