Wow, Melbourne! When I initially arrived in the State Capital of Victoria I was overwhelmed because there was so much to see and do in this multicultural city. I decided to do what I always do when I arrive in a new city and that is to wander aimlessly and let myself get lost. This is a great way to see a new city and is much more fun than using a map or guide because you will usually find things that other visitors miss. I set off on-foot and first stumbeled upon Chintown where I took pictures of nearly everything, peered into little shops, and dined on noodle soup for breakfast. From there I headed west and found the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere, which is called the Queen Victoria Street Market. Then I headed into the heart of the city and discoved why Melbourne was famous for it Laneways. A few of the Laneways where I spent most of my time were ACDC, Hosier, and Flinders Lanes. Melbourne’s Laneways are renowned for graffiti, stencils, murals, and street installations.

During my time in Melbourne The Australian Open of Tennis also happened to be going on, so I decided to attended. I had never been to a international tennis tournament before, so it was was really interesting to go and learn about the players and to see how the the whole event operated. Melbourne has a lot to offer, so spend at least 3 days there to ensure that you have enough time to see and do as much as possible.

REMEMBER: Melbourne is a city that is know to have four seasons in one day, so when you set out for the day remember to go prepared with the proper attire.