After a 3 hour flight from the northern tropic of Cairns, I arrived in Melbourne this afternoon, a city with a population of about 4 million located in the southern coast of Australia. The temperature difference was startling to say the least, about 60 degrees with a chilly wind. A thirty minute trip to downtown Melbourne and I checked into the hotel , completed all my confirmation calls for tomorrow, and talk a walk downtown.
Like Sydney,Melbourne has a very metropolitan feel to it, wtih trams running (cable cars) around the city. The driver told me tourism is the big industry of Melbourne, but the Australian Stock Exchange is also located here, so there's quite a bit of financial industry here as well.
Tomorrow is a bus tour of the city and a gourmet dinner aboard one of Melbourne's famous tram cars. Tons of things to do, and so very little time left. Pictures and updates tomorrow!