Archive for October, 2013

Shopping in Melbourne

Monday, October 21st, 2013

As a cosmopolitan city, Melbourne offers up one of the greatest shopping experiences Down Under. It’s the fashion capital of Australia and boasts plenty of shopping malls, boutique-lined streets and unique designs that can only be found here.

Shopping hours are typically from 9am until 5.30pm, with stores open seven days a week. Most shopping centres will stay open late on Thursdays, and there are also a range of 24-hour supermarkets too. (more…)

Brits flocking to Australia for the Ashes – A Guide to the Ashes cities

Monday, October 7th, 2013

As the Ashes are due to start at the end of November, many Brits are making preparations to head Down Under to catch England play against long-time cricket rivals Australia.

This is the first time that the Ashes have been played twice in one year. Usually series are held approximately every two years, but this new one-of change in schedule will ensure that the Ashes will not fall before the Cricket World Cup, which will take the pressure off of the cricket teams’ schedules.

The five venues for the matches are The Gabba in Brisbane, Adelaide Oval, WACA Ground in Perth, Melboune Cricket Ground, and the Sydney Cricket Ground. Here are a few things that you can do in each of the cities if you’re planning on visiting to support England. (more…)

A Bite-Sized Guide to Melbourne

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Sunny Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and is Down Under’s cultural capital. Victorian-era architecture, sweeping skyscrapers and extensive museums, galleries and theatres pepper the city’s landscape.

It’s the home of that great Australian export, Neighbours and also hosts many of Australia’s major sporting events including the Australian Open and the Grand Prix. Surrounded by beautiful sights such as the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island, you won’t be short of things to do in and out of the city. (more…)