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Postcard from Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is often billed as the most scenic drive in the world–and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The route winds alongside crushing waves, white sand beaches and quaint seaside towns with jaunts through dense, greener-than-green rainforest and rolling hillsides dotted with cows and crops.I had a brief foray into driving on the left […]

April 28, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Hosier Lane

There are a lot of comparisons between Melbourne and Sydney, but one of my favorites is that Sydney is the hot girl while Melbourne is the one with a great personality. While Sydney has a striking harbour and gorgeous beaches–you know, that sort of obvious beauty–Melbourne has a network of hidden alleys and off-the-beaten-path lanes […]

April 13, 2011 Continue reading…

Welcome to Melbourne: a review of The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse is widely renowned as not only one of the best hostels in Melbourne–and it lives up to its reputation. I read about The Greenhouse in Lonely Planet and was also recommended by a friend who stayed there for a few months while working in Melbourne. Thus, my expectations were high–but The Greenhouse completely […]

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Share the St Kilda view

Every day that I look out my window, I feel a little surge of glee. From my bed, I can spot palm trees, a roller coaster and the Port Phillip Bay (although I prefer to just think of it as the ocean). It feels like all my childhood dreams come true–especially since the waves in […]

March 26, 2011 Continue reading…