Chinatown – Our neighbourhood

The Chinese New Year parade takes place today in our Melbourne neighbourhood which is Chinatown. Chinese lunar New Year’s Day was yesterday so now it’s the Year of the Rooster. Let’s check out what’s happening. After all, the Chinese New Year festivities are held outside our

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Melbourne’s other Royal Botanical Garden

There is the well-known Royal Botanical Garden in the middle of Melbourne. Then there is also an offshoot of the Royal Botanical Garden some distance away from the city. It’s exact name is “Australian Garden” and it is part of Royal Botanical Gardens,

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Heide – Modern art museum and outdoor sculpture garden

I took a walk to Heide Museum of Modern Art last week. Partly because I wanted to walk a bit and partly because I have never been there before. This is how my day panned out. Around 20km of walking in total.

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Picking up my new Swedish passport

About Swedish Church / Swedish Consulate in Melbourne The Swedish Consulate in Melbourne forms part of the Swedish Church, inside Toorak House. Not the other way around as you may think. You find them both on 21 St Georges Road in the

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Inside Melbourne first skyscraper

Melbourne’s first skyscraper is the beautiful Manchester Unity building. You will find it in the corner of Swanston and Collins Street right in the centre of town. Built in 1932 over only 8 months and consisting of 12 floors plus the corner tower that

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The Tan (a loop around Royal Botanical Gardens) 3.8km

The Tan Track, or The Tan for short, is an off-road 3,827km long recreational circular trail in central Melbourne. Inside The Tan are Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens and the State of Victoria’s Government House. And Sydney Myer Music Bowl for outdoor concerts and the King’s

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