Back in Melbourne

After a week at home I returned to Melbourne on a late night flight with a friend. We arrived at our hostel around 1am on Saturday night (or Sunday morning, depending how you look at it) and quickly called it a night. The trip had been booked before my flight home had been arranged and…

Docklands, Southbank and Ghosts

After another day spent working on my ethics in education university paper, I was happy to stretch my legs and check out more of what Melbourne has to offer. I wander almost aimlessly in what I believe might be the direction of the Yarra River. I make this deduction from the lie of the land…

The Comics Lounge (Melbourne)

After a long day sitting behind my laptop in the hostel common room I need to get out. The hostel has advertised free entry to a nearby comedy club, The Comics Lounge so I decide to check it out. I’ve never been to stand up comedy before so I can chalk this up to another…

Churches of Melbourne

It’s Sunday morning and the sun is shining. There are two beautiful churches across the road from the hostel I am staying at and yesterday I saw some impressive church spires poking up in the distance when I was in Melbourne. So this morning I use the internet to locate some churches of various denominations…

On markets and street art (Melbourne)

The Queen Victoria Markets are a Melbourne institution. I almost always end up there when I travel to Melbourne. I am drawn there not by the prospect of buying anything interesting because heaven knows they only sell an array of stuff that I don’t need: footy jerseys and scarves, touristy tea towels and stuffed koalas,…