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Melbourne: CNN Top Nov. Destination, Pix's!!

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From the CNN, the cable news network yesterday, they had this headline: “Places to visit in November: 5 marvelous options”  with these highlights about Melbourne as one of the suggested location to visit: “Australia's late spring is typically a shoulder season and a perfect time to visit. Pleasant weather coupled with the Melbourne Cup makes this a much busier time of the year in Victoria's capital than the rest of Australia. Book lodging early so that you can witness the city of 4.5 million celebrate 'the race that stops a nation.'  The Cup will be held on November 6 in 2018 at Flemington Racecourse and is one of the most famous horse races in the world. Some 100,000 people are expected to attend, and another 700 million will watch it televised.”

 

Reading this profile offers many details for options in and around Melbourne.  This includes: "Get out on the Great Ocean Road. It spans 249 miles from Torquay to Allansford and includes such iconic sites as Twelve Apostles and Port Fairy. There are several one and multiday tours that can be booked out of Melbourne."

 

Fun story and background, ideas related to Melbourne.  Other than passing through its airport on the way to Kangaroo Island, we did not get to spend any time here in 2014.  Yes, this this a good reason to go back to Australia!!??

 

Here are a few more interesting items included in this story: "Melbourne was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2008 and is considered the cultural capital of Australia. Here are a few cultural places and events you might want to check out:
-- National Gallery of Victoria: The gallery has more than 8,000 Australian paintings and drawings as well as an impressive international collection of art. Founded in 1861, it's the nation's oldest museum. 
-- State Library Victoria: Book lovers should go wild for this historical, stunning building, which in addition to books has art displays, lectures, historical exhibits and more."

 

Full story and more visuals at:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/places-to-visit-november/index.html

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Amazon River-Caribbean 2015 adventure live/blog starting in Barbados. Many visuals from this amazing river and Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, San Juan, etc.).  Now at 60,795 views:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696

 

From this CNN story, below are two interesting pictures.  First, is the twilight skyline of Melbourne and then a sampling of the waves crashing into the base of limestone structures known as the Twelve Apostles that are west of Melbourne.:

(Open your screen/viewer wider to see these pictures larger/better!)

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If ship is in Melbourne from 10am to 6pm, would you be able to see any of the Great Ocean Road

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55 minutes ago, CKTVL said:

If ship is in Melbourne from 10am to 6pm, would you be able to see any of the Great Ocean Road

Yes, fleetingly and I wouldn’t recommend it, way too rushed to really see anything.

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17 minutes ago, GUT2407 said:

Yes, fleetingly and I wouldn’t recommend it, way too rushed to really see anything.

 

Thanks

 

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On 1/9/2019 at 6:47 AM, CKTVL said:

If ship is in Melbourne from 10am to 6pm, would you be able to see any of the Great Ocean Road

 

No, not enough time to see the great ocean road. You would have time to do a winery tour but to be honest Melbourne is so great, just get into the city and do a city tour there......

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