Thanks to Paulina and Lukas – wonderful people who share their insights on a great travel blog www.objechacswiat.yum.pl and their roommate Carol and neighbors – Marta and Suma , I’ve learned a lot about Melbourne and I’ve visited it on a bike! 🙂
Did you know that Melbourne has been announced, just after London, the most multicultural city in the world. It is also, just after Sydney, the largest concentration of Polish community here in Australia. You will find here literally ALL nationalities with, among others, the Italians and Greeks. Thans to them Melbourne is one of the best „eating cities” in the whole world. They have sooo many restaurants here. Some says that you can find here better pizza than in Italy… And better coffee too… At least people say so… And how it is in reality? It is-as always-different 🙂 Depends on how put you in. However, thanks to this food culture the people of Melbourne talks among themselves mainly about food and coffee… This are main topics 🙂
Deeper and more difficult topics are omitted in casual talks. Why? Becaus it is convenient, they have everything, they earn good money, large family can easily live from one salary, it’s mostly sunny and quite warm. Quite because in Melbourne -in contrast to other regions in Australii- it rains quite often. Sometimes it even snows here. Intense rains, storms, winds and large temperature differences are quite distinctive. Some say that these atmospheric phenomena came here together with the British, which is obviously not true 🙂 Here thay have this kind of climate. That’s all 🙂
Melbourne is probably the most „sport city” in the whole Australia. The city is home to three major annual international sporting events: the Australian Open (one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments); the Melbourne Cup (horse racing); and the Australian Grand Prix (Formula One). Australian rules football and cricket are the most popular sports in Melbourne. It is considered the spiritual home of this two sports in Australia. There are plenty of stadiums and sports halls here.
Those who live here say that it is good to live here, that it’s comfortable. Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport, making it the world’s most liveable city—for the fifth year in a row in 2015, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
If there wasn’t soo many skyscrapers in the city center, I couldn’t probably distinguish Melbourne from Cape Town. There are a lot oh hipster style districts here. I mean that they are in colonial style. Low buildings, beautiful graffiti on the walls, openwork decoration on columns houses. It’s really nice. At the same time Melbourne is COMPLETELY different than Perth. Perth is stretched, long, new and stacked. Melbourne, in the opposite, is centered around the city, rounded, older and more chaotic. This two are TOTALLY different cities. Both Interesting, none is better. Just different.
In the photos apart from Paulina, Lukas, and Melbourne you can find the views from my trip to Great Ocean Road – a scenic road along the ocean coast west of Melbourne, with the Twelve Apostles – a group of columns of rock standing in the sea in Port Campbell National Park.
For more photos you are welcome to visit my instagram @imalgo.pl
because the local „superfast” internet doesn’t let me put here more… I believe that they want me to have a heart attack…
P.S. Paulina – highly educated seeker for her place in the world and Luke – great guy who always welcome their guests playing guitar and singing, thank you with all my heart! <3 Remember that organic pizza with organic Finlandia matches the best … 😛 I wish you perseverance in organic diet! 😉