Victoria

Phillip Island

After the Great Ocean Road tour I spent my last day in Melbourne 2 weeks ago exploring Phillip Island. Phillip Island is a beautiful little island at the edge of Victoria which is home to the smallest penguin colony in the world…coincidentally they are called the “Little Penguin”. They are so cute and tiny, andContinue reading “Phillip Island”

OPRAHMANIA!

Yesterday Oprah touched down in Melbourne, and I was one of the lucky bunch to spot her at Federation Square with the Prime Minister of Australia! Before work yesterday I was at McDonald’s getting my daily Internet fix when I glanced at the local paper to see plastered on the front page that she wouldContinue reading “OPRAHMANIA!”

Lawn Bowling

A few weeks ago I made friends with some local Melbourne boys. This week, they were nice enough to invite me over for a BBQ and to join them in a game of lawn bowling. I was so grateful for the BBQ as this was the first time since I left home that I haveContinue reading “Lawn Bowling”

Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne is home to the famous Queen Victoria Market. The market is situated at the top of town and draws in hundreds of tourists and locals each day.It takes up two whole blocks! At the Vic Market (as the locals call it), you can find anything from fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, meats, fresh seafood, shoes,Continue reading “Queen Victoria Market”

Scenic in the City

Melbourne is filled with many gardens and parks surrounding the city’s edge. The other day I went for a walk through Melbourne’s Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens, which we absolutely stunning. They are located at the edge of the city, and both are filled with acres of trees, plants, and gardens. In the middle of TreasuryContinue reading “Scenic in the City”

Melbourne

Melbourne is very different from Sydney. Sydney was like Toronto or New York City; very busy, lots of people everywhere, and everyone always in a rush. Here in Melbourne, it is very peaceful, no one seems to be in a rush and everyone is extremely nice! It is a quiet little city, and is surroundedContinue reading “Melbourne”

Blue Mountains

Yesterday I took a solo excursion to the Blue Mountains. It was an extremely hot day, but was the scenery and view was worth it!First we went to a native site where they showed us drawings in the stone that have been there for thousands of years. This is a picture of a Kangaroo.The storyContinue reading “Blue Mountains”

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