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    South East Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia
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    Genealogy, traveling and family
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    Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

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  1. The No 75 tram goes along Flinders Street and will drop the OP off at Fitzroy Gardens in Wellington Parade, at the southern end of the gardens.
  2. Yes there is quite a large conservatory with magnificent floral displays which change four or five times a year. My son in law’s twin brother was married there. Leigh
  3. I tend to order chai lattes at the moment, as coffee is not agreeing with me. I order extra hot, skinny, spice chai latte.
  4. The skill of the barista is very important to a good coffee. There are so many cafes and coffee shops that serve really good coffee in Melbourne.
  5. That's my worry, probably why they haven't been used.
  6. We have a few metal straws at home that my husband purchased online, I don't think they have been used yet! πŸ˜€
  7. Sounds a brilliant idea! Fortunately, I tend to be a wine, beer or cider drinker so rarely use a straw. Leigh
  8. Ok, well the feel of the cardboard straw! πŸ˜€ Perhaps edible straws would solve the problem.
  9. Even though I agree wholeheartedly about banning plastic straws, I really dislike the taste and feel of the cardboard straws in one's mouth! πŸ˜€ I would rather go without a straw. Leigh
  10. Yep, true! But Cook's cottage is older! πŸ˜€
  11. Very strange indeed. I've looked at Maps.me as well, I agree, I'd much rather use Google maps too. Leigh
  12. Chiliburn, Cook's Cottage is in the Fitzroy Gardens not the Botanical Gardens. Also it is not called Captain Cook's Cottage as it was built by his parents ten years after he left England and never lived there. It was brought to Melbourne in the 1930s by Sir Russell Grimwade because of its connection to James Cook's family. It is certainly an interesting cottage to visit, I remember the first time I saw it, I was astounded that it was so small. Leigh
  13. You will probably find that you won't need much cash as most places will take cards. As a Melbournian, my favourite attractions are: the laneways and arcades in the central business district where you will find some great cafes and restaurants and street art, Southbank - wonderful to walk along the river (on the opposite side to where you are staying), St Kilda - great cafes and cake shops (Acland Street), the beautiful gardens and parks within easy walking distance of your hotel and Melbourne Zoo just to mention a few. Further out of town is Phillip Island where you will find the fairy penguins, The Great Ocean Road to the west, the Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley. Enjoy your visit to Melbourne. Leigh
  14. That's much better, a couple of weeks is not long enough if you are away for a longer time. I can see the advantage of downloading the map instead of a screen shot. Thank you for telling us about the download option. Leigh
  15. I have never used the download function but have taken screen shots of map I want. Then it is available for when I want it. Leigh
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