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Things to do in melbourne

Australia’s culinary and cultural capital, Melbourne is a busy metropolis in the southeastern state of Victoria. A fantastic melange of art deco buildings scattered across its length, there are over 230 odd lanes emptying into the heart of the city. And as you go along you pass some truly vibrant restaurant, cafes and displays of street art. It’s quite fascinating to see the various ethnic communities residing here and the diversity they weave into the city’s cultural fabric. Now if you have eating out on your mind, Melbourne is a place where you get cuisine served at their authentic best from various parts of the world. For traditional Vietnamese fare, your hub is Victoria Street in Richmond; for succulent pastas, lasagne and anything Italian, head down to Lygon Street in Carlton. You get some of the most delightful Jewish bakes at Balaclava, Chinatown for Asian cuisine, for a dose of Middle Eastern visit Brunswick, and count on Footscray for authentic African grub.

If you are interested in sightseeing in Melbourne and exploring the true nature of this cosmopolitan, bohemian, food-loving, artsy and progressive city, there are ample landmarks you can pay your respects at. The Yarra River cuts through the city creating a gorgeous harbor setting lined with some sunny plazas, charming cafes, restaurants and bars. Among activities in Melbourne you can visit Southbank area; the Melbourne Arts Precinct which is a performing arts complex is located here, and also houses the National Gallery of Victoria, home to a wealth of native and indigenous art.

And it is not just all art and culture in Melbourne, the city is also a gigantic sporting hub. The locals love a good game of cricket, AFL football, participate and cheer in horse racing, religiously follow the tennis grand-slam and Formula One car racing among others. Sports, like cuisine, is quite deeply ingrained into the way of life of people living in this pulsating city. Little wonder, a calender year is filled with sporting events, with public holidays marked for most of them so that arrangements can be made beforehand to be there - at the games.

There are so many fun activities in Melbourne you can participate in, and all the while indulge in some great food and scenery.