Australia: Melbourne, Keep It Weird
Much of Melbourne, especially the Fitzroy area, reminds us of downtown Portland, Oregon with the “keep it weird” theme. Melbourne has no need to put it into print.
More relaxed than Sydney, Melbourne enjoys mellow art, funky cafes, and “green” practices that range from electronic apps to recycled bathroom tissue.
Folks use the many large city parks for a variety of leisure and physical activities. Some of Australia’s wildlife hang out there as well.
Koalas (don’t call us bears!) seemingly move as slow as sloths. Their diet of eucalyptus leaves adds to the relaxed demeanor.
George, (Jason Alexander from the “Seinfield” show) gave his approval for an entire restaurant to operate with his character as their theme. It’s aptly named “Georges” in his honor. If nobody answers the telephone, an answering machine will play George’s “Where could I be? Believe it or not I’m not home” song.
We could easily spend more time in Melbourne. An eclectic array of tasty foods,
and interesting architecture could keep us busy, along with our favorite pastime – people watching.
For now, George is going to Tasmania, Baby!