Flipboard Cafe (Melbourne)

Flipboard Cafe is a tiny “hole-in-the-wall” cafe that I often walked past throughout my stay in Melbourne. In fact I did not even realise that it was a cafe till I was looking for food options nearby the serviced apartment where I stayed using the Urbanspoon app! 😛 Before realising it was a cafe, I…

Great Ocean Road Tour Part II

After a heavy lunch at Apollo Bay Hotel, it was time to walk off those calories at Maits Rest Rainforest Trail, located 15 min west of Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road. It is an easy self-guided circuit walk about 800m through the ancient and cool temperate rainforest, part of the Great Otway National…

Great Ocean Road Tour Part I

The Great Ocean Road is an important tourist attraction in Victoria, Australia. It is an Australian National Heritage listed 243 km stretch of road along the southeastern coast of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Allansford. Built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to soldiers killed during World War I, the…

St Kilda, Melbourne

St Kilda is a suburb of Melbourne, located 6 km southeast of Melbourne’s city centre. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. St Kilda’s population as at 2011 census was 17,795. It is renowned for its expansive view of Port Phillip, safe sandy beach, palm-lined boardwalk, huge range of beach activities, big skies,…

Lygon Street, Melbourne

Lygon Street is a street in inner northern Melbourne running through the suburbs of Carlton, Carlton North, Princes Hill and Brunswick East. In this precinct, you can find a mix of Italian restaurants, cafes, bars and traditional shops. No wonder it is called “Little Italy” by the locals, the place where Melbourne’s famous cafe culture…

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Every Sunday from 10am – 4pm, the Arts Centre Melbourne’s lawn is filled with local artists and producers showcasing a variety of unique, handmade goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies. Before I arrived in Melbourne, I did not know about this market. It was a staff at Fraser Place Melbourne who…

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market, named after Queen Victoria who ruled the British empire from 1837 to 1901, is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere, at around 7 hectares. The locals refer it as “Vic Market” or “Queen Vic”. It has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century.…

Fraser Place Melbourne

The last accommodation to review for my recent Australian holidays is Fraser Place Melbourne at 19 Exploration Lane. Being part of the chain of Fraser Hospitality, I thought it was an apartment to look forward to. Furthermore, online reviews on hotel booking websites and Tripadvisor all seemed above average too. Thus that somehow set my…