There is so much to discover and love about Melbourne, even though I’ve used to live here for a year, Australia’s second largest city is still appealing to me. I personally favour Melbourne to Sydney because it is more atmospheric, stylish and eclectic. Not surprisingly, Melbourne is also rated as world’s most liveable cities. I can’t think of a better place for an exciting escapade – the city boasts extensive green parks, boundless art galleries, hidden laneways, lively bars, stunning beaches, charming neighbourhoods and constant evolving food and wine scene.
I always like to explore places by foot. Melbourne city is definitely the place to do so though known for its multiple personality disorder climate. Strangely walking around in this city can enliven my spirit. In contrast, Ho Chi Minh City is not a stroller’s paradise, not because of the scorching heat but because of the sea of people and motorcycles crowding/wheeling every possible corner, I feel less enthusiastic walking around.
Melbourne’s food truly celebrates diversity – Italian, Vietnamese, Greek, Chinese, Moroccan, Lebanese, to name a few. Interestingly, each unique precinct offers wide choices of eateries from budget eats to high-end restaurants. Not to mention, if you are looking for al fresco and coffee culture, this is unquestionably the city where you can eat, drink and be merry!