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What does it take to be a Melbournian? // 18 cose per dire di essere di Melbourne


Melbourne (Photo credit: Looking Glass)

Today, or tonight, I just wanted to share with you this funny article about 18 things that define you as a Melbournian according to the Herald Sun. I must say I already agree on some of them. For example I want to have a good coffee shop near home, and I’d like also to be able to buy ‘Prosciutto di Parma‘ everytime I want at the Woolworths close to my house, but I still don’t freak out if I don’t have a good souvlaki within reach, but it nerves me more that I need to travel a bit to find good Dim Sim (it’s not the Vietnamese Pho, but still Asian, C’mon I’m Italian, it already counts for me! 😉 ). So as you can see, I’m getting there eheh Although I still miss the #2 that says that the AFL final is more important than Xmas, New Year’s and Australia Day (at the same time). The question is, will I ever get there? It can both sound scary and exciting at the same time! 🙂 I’m very familiar with both number 4, 11, 17 and number 6, I have already trained with saying Milan is better that Rome for a long time!! And probably more things can be added…By the way, the Docklands wheel is almost finished or it looks like … and I too ask myself why they built in the windy Docklands 🙂

Enjoy the article, it’s worth reading it:

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Docklands wheel

Docklands wheel (Photo credit:

Ho appena letto un articolo che parla di 18 cose che solo un abitante di Melbourne (un melburniano??) potrebbe capire. Devo dire che ancora me ne mancano alcune, come per esempio la n°2 che dice che la finale dell’AFL, il calcio australiano, sia più importante di Natale, Capodanno e l’Australia Day messi assieme, pero’ poco a poco incomincio ad impersonificarmi bene. Devo avere un bar che faccia un buon caffè e vorrei poter comprare il prosciutto di Parma dove e quando mi pare, ma soprattutto vicino a casa. Sono ancora lontano dal diventare isterica se non trovo un buon Souvlaki a pochi metri da casa, ma già vorrei avere un buon posto di Dim Sim a pochi metri da me. Ok non è il Pho, ma già mi avvicino all’area asiatica! 😉 So di cosa parlano al numero 4, 11 e 17, e soprattutto al numero 6, ma qui parto avvantaggiata… con tutto l’esercizio che ho fatto nel dire che Milano è molto meglio di Roma, mi è venuto naturale! 😉 E comunque la ruota dei Docklands è quasi finita… anch’io mi domando perchè l’abbiano costruita lì… E non si puo’ che finire con un buon flat white …

Kinfolk - Flat white

Kinfolk – Flat white

Leggete e divertitevi, spero che possiate capire e coglierne l’essenza anche se non di Melbourne:

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Milan born, I lived in the US although very briefly, Spain (Madrid), Australia (Melbourne) and now Zurich for an exciting new adventure! I'm a curious person, a traveller, a lover of languages and cultures, food, art & design, a marketer and about to become a jewellery designer. I also love traveling and sharing. Travelling is a Life Experience, and it also means new recipes, new styles, culture and so on... you'll find all my love for traveling and what it entails in this blog! I'll share my own real experiences with you so that you can get tips on Australia and more first hand! This blog is in English and Italian, and occasionally in Spanish. Sharing is caring!

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