Melbourne: The “un-Sydney” city.

Melbourne is so beautiful!

Imagine a city with the streetcars and hills of San Francisco, the architecture of Victorian England, and the high-rises and Asian influences of Hong Kong, all with an Australian accent?  That, my dear friends, is Melbourne in a nutshell!  For many Aussies, Melbourne is not just the capital of the Australian state of Victoria.  Melbourne is the cultural and cosmopolitan capital of Australia.  A city stewing with diversity, beautiful buildings, parks, and stadiums that are the envy of the world.  But for many Americans, Melbourne is but a mystery.  For a few in the know, this city is synonymous with hosting the 1956 Summer Olympics, and that’s it.  Just because Melbourne does not boast any internationally recognized pieces of architecture, like Sydney with its world famous Opera House or lengthy Harbour Bridge, does not mean it is a city with nothing to offer.  I feel like Sydney, though a beautiful city nonetheless, seems to steal Melbourne’s “mojo”  when it comes to being well known amongst Americans.  Whether you are a die-hard sports fan, theater-goer, art lover, a foodie, or someone looking for a fun time, Melbourne is the destination for everything Australia has to offer, and then some.

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I am a graduate of Stony Brook University, and I have a degree in History. I am an avid traveler, with an extensive knowledge of geography, a passion for photography, and a knowledge of animals too. I enjoy pop music of the 1980's, fine dining, movies, baseball, basketball, and rugby.
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3 Responses to Melbourne: The “un-Sydney” city.

  1. Craig Canapari says:

    Jared– looking forward to what you have to say!

  2. Robbie says:

    Well-said, Jared! I lived in Melbourne for more than a year and think you’ve captured the heart of its character, even in such a brief post. Glad to hear you admire “Melbs!”

  3. Tony from down under says:

    Well done Jared, Melbourne is special, Sydney can learn from Melbournes foodie culture…and more!

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