"Melbourne" Melbourne by grkboiler
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I spent 6 months living in Melbourne as a "student" (no comment) at RMIT University in Melbourne. Of course, I spent more time exploring and making friends than in class. I lived just outside of the city in Carlton. It was about a 10 minute walk from my door to the CBD.
Of all the places I have been, Melbourne was the hardest to leave. It has everything - culture, food, sports, shopping, you name it. It was recently named one of the most livable cities in the world, and it is easy to understand why once you live there for a while.
The things I miss most are the food, the sports, and the people. The food is incredible - you can find a restaurant for any type of food imaginable. And after you finish eating, there are plenty of places to go for entertainment and nightlife.
The sports are great - Melbourne has very avid sports fans. And the people are almost always very friendly and very enthusiastic about their city.
It is also a city loaded with museums and cultural events. The scenery is beautiful, and the beaches are very nice. There is good shopping for every taste. Finally, Melbourne is one of the safest cities in the world.
The funny thing is that there was so much that I DIDN'T do here, like Great Ocean Road, museums, the zoo, or the Dandenongs, but I really feel like I got a great sense of what Melbourne was all about just by being there so long and meeting so many people. It was much harder to readjust myself to life in the USA than it was to get comfortable in Melbourne.
- Pros:Very safe, Very clean, Never boring
- Cons:Can see 4 seasons in 1 day
- In a nutshell:One of the most amazing cities in the world
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