We went to Melbourne for our honeymoon. I find Melbourne such a livable city. Compared to the Americans, the Aussies have a more laidback life. They never seem to be in such a hurry and are a polite bunch. Pubs are situated all over downtown, and as early as 11 am, the bars are already having business. Hubby and I spent the first two days in a hotel in downtown Melbourne. And the remaining 6 days, we transferred to Monash Hotel, 40 minutes away from downtown. The city is very easy to navigate and is tourist friendly. Tourist information centers are located all around. There is a free City Circle Tram that goes around the perimeters of downtown Melbourne. Inside the City Circle Tram, speakers honk out the various tourist attractions as we pass them by.
On our first night there, we found this small Indian resto that serves buffet for AUD 10 3 days a week. Lucky for us that it was a Tuesday! Hubby's face turned a beet red after devouring the dinner. I stuffed myself with so much papads that I lost count.