Dear readers, this is a guest post by Rodney Perez, who wanted to share with us the things one shouldn't miss while on a visit to Melbourne for the Australian Open.
The Open has commenced! Like every year, Melbourne not only welcomes the best players in the world but it also receives thousands of tennis enthusiasts from all over the globe. The capital of the "Garden State", as Victoria is also known, has more than a couple of reasons to show off to us "northern hemispherians" and keep their visitors entertained. So if you are lucky enough to be in Melbourne and want to enjoy what the city and its gorgeous natural surroundings have to offer, here’s five things you shouldn’t miss:
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market might not be the hippest of markets but you won’t find many others like it. Every Wednesday from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm, 135 vendors offer a real alternative to the high-street shops, offering a wide array of products, which range from exotic plants to original clothing. You will also be able to enjoy the best of international cuisine with 35 stalls dedicated to catering to the most diverse taste buds.
National Sports Museum
Located at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the NSM gathers much of the history of Australian Sports. No better place to have a sports museum than Melbourne, widely known as both the cultural and sports capital of Australia. The museum offers permanent exhibitions on the Olympics, Australian Football, Multi-Sports and Cricket, among others. Read more »