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June 30, 2016 - No Comments!

3 Things You Must Bring When Traveling to Melbourne

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Excited in packing your stuff for Melbourne? We have compiled 3 things you must bring when traveling to Melbourne to make sure that you have packed the right stuff. What are those stuff? Read through to find out more.

1. Weather Gear

Doesn’t matter if you come during winter, summer, spring or fall, Melbourne always has its own thoughts when it comes to weather. Melbourne is the city with 4 weathers in a day, so don’t be surprised if it rains in summer. Therefore, prepare yourself with the appropriate weather gear when you are packing for your trip to Melbourne. If you come in summer, make sure that you got your sunnies with you. If you come during winter, bring your umbrella or compact rain coat. This year’s winter is apparently the coldest in 2 decades, so bringing your warm clothing is a must. Any season of the year, always bring a jacket with you to battle the changes of weather in Melbourne.

2. Body Lotion with SPF

Although you are not planning to relax at the beach for the whole day, it is really important that you cover your skin with high SPF body lotion when you are in Melbourne. The sun is especially sunny and strong and it can harm your skin.

3. Comfortable Shoes

Melbourne is a city to walk in. There are lots of alleyways to be explored in the city itself, lots of hidden cafes and restaurants and not to mention the small shops and markets which are worthy to walk the extra miles. Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes so you can walk the distance. Although the tram is free in the city, Melbourne’s pedestrian walks are really friendly and enjoyable to spend your time.

June 15, 2016 - No Comments!

How to Survive Melbourne Weather

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Melbourne weather can be a bit daunting for those who never have experienced it. Literally there are four seasons in a day in Melbourne. Don’t be surprised when you find it sunny in the morning, then suddenly your afternoon becomes a bit gloomy, there is a bit of hail and there are chances of thunderstorm in the evening. So how can you survive Melbourne weather?

Make sure that you always check the weather forecast in the morning. See it in the morning news, download a weather app or simply google what’s the weather like that like will save you big time. There is nothing wrong wearing your t-shirt on a winter day, but you might not end up in one piece by the end of the day.

Always bring an umbrella or a compact rain coat. This is simply Melbourne. You will never know if it will rain or shine. Investing on a proper umbrella is also important because you want you umbrella to perform in urgent situations.

When it gets too rainy and wet, make sure that you know where your closest cafes are. There is no harm in waiting for the rain to calm down while sipping a cup of cappuccino.

June 1, 2016 - No Comments!

4 Tips to Get Around with a Tight Budget in Melbourne

Did you know that there are ways you can save your money when travelling in Melbourne? For those of you who are on a tight budget but don’t want to miss out when travelling in Melbourne, these are 4 tips for you to get around with a tight budget in Melbourne.

1. Take the free tram
It’s not a secret anymore that Melbourne has one of the best public transportation in its city. Everything within the Free Tram Zone area is of course, free. You just have to watch out the sign whenever you are travelling outside the square of Melbourne city, that is when you have to tap your Myki card. Let us know if you want to borrow a Myki card or two when you stay at Mono Apartments.

2. Ride a bike
If you have enough balance to ride a bike, then it would be one of our most recommended ways to travel in Melbourne. Even better, riding bike in winter warms you up from the cold days. There are dedicated lanes for bike in some streets in Melbourne. But still, watch out for cars, pedestrians and trams in the city.

3. Walk your way around it
Melbourne has some of the friendliest pedestrian walks, which makes Melbourne a nice city to have a stroll. The plus point is when you are walking, you might be able to discover some of Melbourne’s hidden gems like the laneways and cafes.

4. Take Uber
When there are more than two of you travelling in Melbourne, Uber might be a more economical option to choose from compared to public transport! Just watch the price changes during the peak hour and watch for the traffic too.