Posts Tagged ‘tourists’

My accidental 24 hour stopover in Qatar

A decade ago I headed overseas and spent a month exploring Europe by train, but the one part of the trip I didn’t count on was an unplanned 24 hour stopover in Doha, capital city of Qatar. How I got there I left out of a snow covered Moscow bound for Australia with Qatar Airways. […]

Living in the 70’s – gas fountains at Princes Bridge

If you thought that the nightly fireball show at Crown Casino was gaudy, back in the 1970s was an even more insane proposal – a pair of gas ‘fountains’ burning 24 hours a day beside Princes Bridge. The brainchild of a City of Melbourne councillor, Mr R. Walker, the idea was first made public in […]

Riding a double decker bus in Melbourne

When I was a little kid going for a ride on a double decker bus was always a fun day out, and I happened to instil the same sense of adventure in my son after showing him book upon book about Hong Kong buses. But where can one go for a double deck bus ride […]

Tours of the Snowy Mountains Scheme

A few years back I went on a road trip between Melbourne and Sydney, and took a detour via the Great Divide to check out the Snowy Mountains Scheme, where I toured the Murray 1 power station. So what is there to see?

Carpark at Murray 1 Power Station

Driving down Melbourne’s Swanston Street

Driving down Melbourne’s Swanston Street is something that wasn’t been possible since 1992: the year when the section between Flinders and La Trobe Streets was closed to private cars and redeveloped as Swanston Street Walk. Despite this, some people don’t get the hint…

Another lost tourist?