Spirit of Tasmania

A Taste of the Real Spirit of Tasmania

by Nicole on July 9, 2014

When I moved to Melbourne I declared that within the year I was going to take the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne to Devonport in Tasmania’s north. Sure flying from Melbourne to Hobart or Launceston are options but isn’t the journey half the fun of travelling to a new place? Having just moved to Melbourne, my American housemate […]


Flanked on all sides by mountains, the scenic drive to Marysville, through Black Spur, is just a taster of the beauty that lies when you reach the town. Small boutiques, eco-friendly cafes, and colourful art collectives line the street. A lolly shop where the owner watches over her grandchildren playing in the pond out the […]


A Taste of Chile

A Taste of Chile in Melbourne

by Nicole on September 10, 2013

Before meeting my friend Claudio – a Chilean native who although married to an Irish-man has not lost one bit of her accent or passion for Chile one bit – I’d never considered visiting South America, let alone Chile. The more I talked to her about her country, the cultural passions – she loves to […]


A Very Barbie High Tea at the Langham, Melbourne

April 10, 2013
Barbie sitting on The Langham, Melbourne's pink cab before the Barbie-themed Tiffin Tea at Melba Restaurant

The Langham is renown to have one of the best high teas in Melbourne, so what better way to celebrate my 23rd birthday than by taking part in one of their high teas… one with a theme of course! It turns out that Barbie is moving out of her Malibu dream house and is residing […]

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Transforming the City – Melbourne White Night

February 24, 2013
White Night Melbourne/Nuit Blanche Melbourne was an arts, entertainment and cultural event like no other, and Flinders Street Station was its hub

To sound cliched, it was truly a night to remember. 2013 welcomed Melbourne and Australia to the family of Nuit Blanche, that is the ‘White Night‘, a free arts and cultural event now hosted around the world, and coming to 23 countries this year. Already known as the arts loving, theatre-going city, Melbourne transformed its everyday face as […]

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Melbourne City Views from Eureka Skydeck 88

December 15, 2012
View from Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne, Victoria

The best part of having international friends come and visit is that you can be a tourist in your own city, and so it was with that logic that I convince Kat – a friend visiting from the UK – to head to the Eureka Skydeck 88 to see the best views across Melbourne. Situated in […]

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What Melbourne’s Street Art says about Love

February 12, 2012
Melbourne's street art of a boy and girl skipping and holding hands

“I’ve got a mind full of her…” Art of any type is an expression of emotion regardless of whether it be displayed in galleries, at home, or on the streets. When visiting Melbourne’s lane ways, where much of the cities street art can be found, I was surprised to find a huge amount of art expressing […]

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