Melbourne Welcomes The Australian Movie and Comic Expo 2015!

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Fan-boys-and-girls unite: The Australian Movie and Comic Expo is coming to Melbourne this October! The unique event is a must-attend for all self-confessed ‘movie-geeks’ and pop culture aficionados. An expo for the whole family, the event will encompass everything from …

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The Royal Melbourne Show Returns In 2015!

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For local and international guests, the Royal Melbourne Show is an iconic and distinctive part of Victorian culture. The community event brings together the best in agricultural and urban life, offering visitors a range of unique old-world social events and …

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The 2015 Oz Comic-Con Season Is Finally Here!

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Fans of ‘geek culture’ should prepare themselves, because the 2015 Oz Comic-Con season has begun! The pop-culture event brings together the best of the comic and film worlds, while also capturing everything in between. This week, the Adelaide event began, …

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Tips to Complaining at the Front Desk of a Hotel

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Everyone wants to enjoy their stay at a hotel. But we all live in the real world – things go wrong. And when things go wrong there are usually a variety of responses. These responses fall into two categories: Emotional …

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The Staggering Cost from Hotel Theft

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A study undertaken by the British Hotel Association has found women are more likely to steal items from hotel rooms than men. Often these will be small items like cups and saucers or clothing hangers and laundry bags. Hotels everywhere …

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The Five Best Tourist Sites in Melbourne!

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If you’ve never been to Melbourne before, the idea of visiting the city can be daunting. There are so many wonderful things to see and do that it can be difficult to make the right choices. Well never fear, because …

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The Ether Conference Center Peace Deal

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You don’t believe in magic? You’re wrong. Though I must admit the various covens have done very well in keeping it quiet. But trust me, magic – and I’m not talking the pulling-a-rabbit-out-of-the-hat type magic – is as alive and …

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A Chance Meeting at the Swanston Hotel

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“I’d better order before you lot, else there’ll be nought left,” I joked. I had gone down to breakfast at the Cocoon Breakfast Bar down on the mezzanine level of the Swanston Hotel. This sumptuous hotel, right in the middle …

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TOP 10 BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA

All around the world, Australia is renowned for its beaches and with sparkling turquoise waters and pure white sand it’s not difficult to see why this beautiful island nation, attracts thousands of tourists a year. Most of Australia’s cities and …

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White Night Melbourne 2014

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White Nights traditionally refer to the period around the Summer Solstice in areas of high altitude, which experience almost entire nights of complete sunlight. In regions such as Russia and Scandinavia, June generally means there is very little period of …

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Australia Day in Melbourne

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Australia Day is a time for rituals. Indigenous culture, contemporary multiculturalism, and community harmony are always the focal points of celebrations across the country. If you’re a tourist visiting Melbourne on Australia Day, there are a few things you can …

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Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival 2014

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When travelling across Australia, it goes without saying that spectating a live sport game is an absolute essential on the list of things to see and do. Whether it be an AFL game in Melbourne, a football match in Sydney …

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Models and the Grand Hotel Melbourne

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For reasons quite unrelated to this story I was staying at the Grand Hotel Melbourne last December. I had no idea about the impending Think Ahead Exhibition about to open at the Scienceworks, but the hotel was full of people …

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Melbourne Chinese New Year 2014

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The traditional celebration of Chinese New Year is a consequential event that dates back centuries, to a legend involving a mythical monster named Nian (meaning year) and a wise old man. The tale has passed from generation to generation, explaining …

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Melbourne New Year’s Eve

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Melbourne is sick and tired of standing in the shadow of what is usually considered the pre-eminent New Year’s Eve locale in Australia, Sydney. The New Year’s Eve party in Melbourne this December is set to attract over half a …

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Energy Systems Australia – Cough Once Melbourne

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Is the Melbourne Power System Vulnerable? My best friend and I were having an argument about whether or not the city of Melbourne was vulnerable to a terrorist attack (as I’m sure everyone does). For extremists there are plenty of …

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A Day At The Races

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A typical Australian tradition that everyone who visits must experience is a good old-fashioned day at The Races. Girls gather your girlfriends, don your prettiest frocks, and pin a fascinator in your hair. Guys, suit up in your finest threads, …

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Melbourne Music Week

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Music festivals are everywhere these days. Agents bring in artists from all over the world to perform to crowds of thousands. You get sweaty, rowdy, and uncomfortably close to the people around you. It’s a new kind of music appreciation …

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Hot Air Ballooning at the Grand Hotel Melbourne

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“I don’t do mornings, she slurred. “God Almighty! It’s not even dawn!” “Get up, come on. It’ll be worth it. Trust me.” Brian and his girlfriend were staying at the Grand Hotel Melbourne. It had been Brian’s idea. A weekend …

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Summer Music Festivals

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Summer is virtually here already. You can feel it in the air, when the humidity sticks to your skin. You can feel it on the pavement when it’s warm first thing in the morning. And with summer comes a lot …

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