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A Taste of Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant and exciting city with new experiences around every corner. It is a wonderful place for tourists to visit as it can feel as though you are in a completely new city every day with the wide variety of places to visit, foods to eat and people you can meet along the way.

You could spend a lifetime reading about or even living in Melbourne and still not know everything there is to know about this wonderful city. So, here is just a little taste of Melbourne to give you just a small idea of what to expect when visiting this ever-changing city.

The architecture

The buildings in Melbourne are a fantastic blend of modern architecture and historic buildings. When visiting this great city, make sure you take time to just stand and look around you and marvel at how the intricate and clever design of the modern buildings seamlessly fit in with and incorporate the historic and grand buildings that have stood in Melbourne for centuries.

Café culture

Melbourne has been described as the “coffee capital of the world” due to its extensive amounts of cafes you can find just about anywhere. But we are not talking about global chains here, although those can be found here too, the café culture in Melbourne is that of character, expression and uniqueness. Wherever you go in Melbourne, you will be tempted by the rich aroma of cafes – each unique from the rest. From main streets to back alleys you will always be able to find somewhere to sit and get a drink and watch the world go by.

The weather

One thing you can guarantee in Melbourne is that you can never trust the weather. It can go from deceivingly bright and sunny in the morning to a torrential downpour by lunch to a glorious sunset in the evening and everything else in between! It is always best to layer up and pack an umbrella when visiting Melbourne, as the weather is so unpredictable – best to be prepared for everything.

The cuisine

Along with the array of cafes in Melbourne, here you will also find a wide array of cuisines to tempt your taste buds. From Italian and Indian, to Thai and Mexican; in Melbourne you can find cuisines from all corners of the world. Step out in the evening and take your pick from a huge variety of restaurants and cafes offering some if the finest foods you will ever eat, every taste is accounted for.