Tag: Melbourne

Ordering Beer in Australia

  Something that struck me while ordering beer on tap at a bar is the confusing names given to different beer glass sizes. I remember having a really confusing and embarrassing interaction with a bartender the first time I tried to order. According to www.australianbeers.com, every state in Australia has different monikers for the right ...

Things to Do in Melbourne

After spending about 5 months in Melbourne, here are some things that I recommend doing!  Shopping  Queen Victoria Market The Queen Victoria Market is a great place do go to eat and buy produce or Australian souvenirs. It’s a huge tourist spot, but many locals also frequent the market for its cheap produce. The market ...

Landmarks in Sydney, Australia

Luckily the weather was really nice on Saturday. So, my friend and I walked about four miles from Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach, which is one of the most popular beaches in Sydney. The Coogee Beach to Bondi Beach walk is one of the more popular coastal walks in Sydney, but there are a multitude ...

Mid-Semester Break: Getting From Victoria to New South Wales

After countless assignments and assessments in weeks 6 and 7, It is finally mid-semester break! For break, I flew over to Sydney in New South Wales to visit my friend from home who is also studying abroad in Australia. Sydney is about 545 miles from Melbourne. It takes about 9 hours to drive from city ...

Hiking in the Dandenongs

This past weekend I went on a hike at Dandenong Ranges National Park. The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or university life. There are also picnic grounds and barbeques located at the base of the park. I went on the 1000 Steps Kokoda ...

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Festivals and Events in Melbourne

Melbourne Design Week started last Thursday and will extend through this Sunday! A slew of events—everything from symposiums on typography, book launches, book previews, panels, and discussions—have and will take course around Melbourne! So far, I have attended the Melbourne Art Book Fair. The Book Fair took place at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). ...

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Week 1 – Classes

Classes at Swinburne University commenced this week. You could definitely feel the presence of the excitement and lively buzz from Orientation week carry over. Clubs and other societies still had their tents lined up and were trying to recruit new members. A stage set up for O-week where a variety of people performed and made ...

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Orientation Week and Housing

Hello from Australia! After almost a fully day of traveling, which included a 16-hour plane ride from Los Angeles to Brisbane, followed by a 3-hour layover, and finally another 3-hour plane ride from Brisbane to Melbourne, I really thought I would never be able to say that. Australia isn’t called the land down under for ...

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Vacations!

Right now we are getting very excited about travel around Australia! We are currently planning a trip during our break week that is next month and it gets to be a little extra long because the Monday after break is a holiday (Labour Day)! The first weekend of the break, Nick’s parents will still be ...