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Melbourne on a Budget

Melbourne on a Budget

Australia is an expensive destination to visit, regardless of the drop in value of the Aussie dollar, and the capital of its southern state Victoria is no exception, but it is still possible to do Melbourne on a budget and here’s how. From taking advantage of...
Coffee Cupping at Market Lane Café in Melbourne

Coffee Cupping at Market Lane Café in Melbourne

Coffee cupping at Market Lane café in Melbourne had been recommended to us by a guide on one of the market tours we did. Melburnians are obsessed with their coffee and cafés and see Melbourne as a global coffee-making capital. Does Melbourne make the world’s best coffee? We were about to find...
Local Knowledge: Kenneth Meow from Melbourne

Local Knowledge: Kenneth Meow from Melbourne

In our latest edition of Local Knowledge from Melbourne, Australia, Kenneth Meow shares his insider tips to experiencing the Victorian capital. Kenneth is a Hong Kong-born Australian who is impossible to describe in a nutshell. He’s a restaurant owner, community volunteer, philanthropist, strategic advisor, social media consultant,...
Staying Connected in Australia

Staying Connected in Australia

One of the biggest challenges for travellers is staying connected in Australia. Surprisingly for a developed nation, Australia has abysmally slow Internet speeds and some archaic telecommunications practices still in place, especially in hotels. Staying connected in Australia can be tricky at the best of times...
A Local Guide to Vintage Shopping in Melbourne

A Local Guide to Vintage Shopping in Melbourne

That we needed to provide you with a local guide to vintage shopping in Melbourne quickly became apparent after spotting some Melbourne locals in beehives, cats eye glasses and bobby socks. After meeting vintage princess Danielle Pumo on our Hidden Secrets tour, it was obvious...
Meandering the Masala Trail in Dandenong in Melbourne

Meandering the Masala Trail in Dandenong in Melbourne

Meandering the Masala Trail in Dandenong in Melbourne provides a taste of Little India in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan countries. Nowhere is Australia’s ethnic diversity felt more than in multicultural Melbourne and outer-suburb Dandenong where 55% of residents are from 156 different countries. Meandering the Masala Trail in...