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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.

"The dingo took my baby"

“The dingo took my baby”

More relaxed than Sydney, Melbourne enjoys mellow art, funky cafes, and “green” practices that range from electronic apps to recycled bathroom tissue.

Green inside and out

Green inside and out

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.

"Tie me kangaroo down mate"

“Tie me kangaroo down mate”

Koalas (don’t call us bears!) seemingly move as slow as sloths. Their diet of eucalyptus leaves adds to the relaxed demeanor.

Love my eucalyptus!

Love my eucalyptus!

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.

"Belive it or not..."

“Believe it or not…”

We could easily spend more time in Melbourne. An eclectic array of tasty foods,

Lamb

Lamb

and interesting architecture could keep us busy, along with our favorite pastime – people watching.

Central Melbourne

Central Melbourne

For now, George is going to Tasmania, Baby!

Love this place!

Love this place!

Ron Mitchell

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Connie #

    Ron I seeing the world through your blogs! These are places I might never see but can experience through you. Thank you

    March 2, 2016
    • I am honored to share it with you, Connie. We are lucky to also share our love of travel.

      March 2, 2016
  2. Skip #

    Australia and New Zealand are a DEFINATELY on my “bucket list”

    March 2, 2016

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