Melbourne- “Meet me Under the clocks”.

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October 18th 2018
Published: October 18th 2018
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First time here and I knew nothing about Melbourne ....luck would have it that my Home exchange host had given me her apartment on St Kilda Road with views of the Shrine of Remembrance and the Botanic Gardens. That was a winner ! Great public transport with trams and buses and light trains going everywhere and it was Seniors Week so when I took a train I didn’t have to pay ! But it was walking d... Read Full Entry

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And more signs And more signs
And more signs

Is that clear enough ?

18th October 2018

Nearly New Zealand!!
Hi Lynne. It is amazing how your travels have followed mine in the last two weeks. I loved the Mornington Peninsular and of course the Arcades of Melbourne. My friend has lived there since 1976 and had never walked in the arcades. I learnt more from your descriptions than I did on the day! People who live there are too busy working and struggling with the traffic which is horrendous now. Almost as bad as Auckland!! You were lucky with the Seniors experience! We bought concession tickets on the trams in Adelaide and on the very last trip the inspector asked to see our Seniors Cards and when we showed a NZ one, we got a telling off as they don't recognise us. We knew that of course. They are very harsh on New Zealanders but come here and get all the benefits the same as us. Looking forward to seeing you soon!! Love, Jocelyn.
18th October 2018

There is a lot of competition in Oz as to which city is better, Sydney or Melbourne. I prefer Sydney as I live there but each time we visit Melbourne its hard not to love the place!
18th October 2018

I had heard about that , I prefer to enjoy the delights of each place where I am
19th October 2018

Really enjoying reading this Lynne, I feel a book coming on. Loved the toilet sign, so just remember NEVER STAND ON THE TOILET!
you may miss. xxx
19th October 2018

Thanks for the comments Jean. It’s akways good to see who is reading and what your thoughts are and feels like you’re coming along with me xx
23rd October 2018
And more signs

Cross cultural interpretation
Finally catching up on your blogs... so glad you enjoyed my beloved Melbourne! I used to work on St Kilda Road and know that part of town very well, and the Block Arcade is one of my faves. When some tourists visit Asia or rural Europe for the first time and freak out about using squat toilets, this sort of sign with instructions would probably help too! :)
26th October 2018

Mix of new and old
What I remember most from Melbourne is the mix of new and old buildings. I liked that mix a lot. /Ake
27th October 2018

Meet me under the clocks
All cities have a unique personality and Melbourne seems to have layer after layer of interesting neighborhoods. Glad you continue to enjoy the trip.

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