Link October 2018 Volume 27 Issue 5 - Page 38

travel Regarded as one the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne boasts a thriving culture of food, sports, arts, festivals and attractions. Travel Writer Craig Sheather discovers the magic of Melbourne. MAGIC MELBOURNE Food European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines are all part of Melbourne’s lively food scene. There are clearly defined food areas scattered around the inner suburbs and close to the CBD which offer a diversity of international cuisines. Lygon Street in Carlton is synonymous with Italian and here you will find traditional pasta, pizza and gelato. China Town on Little Bourke Street was established during Victoria’s Gold Rush of the 1850s and is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world. The area is famous for its Chinese dumplings, dim sum, peking, satay, sichuan and specialty desserts. Victoria Street in Abbotsford showcases a little slice of Vietnam. The street is lined with authentic Vietnamese restaurants that offer delicious pho, noodles and spring rolls. St Kilda’s Acland Street is famous for its bakeries and cake shops established by the Jewish community in the 1930s and 1940s. The main streets of St Kilda are a sea of cafes, bars, fine-dining restaurants and pavement tables. Chapel Street in Prahran is lined with boutique shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs. This precinct is great for people watching and has a delightful mix of global influences. Sport Renowned as ‘The Sporting Capital of the World’, Melbourne is at the top of the bucket list of sports fans right around the globe. Sport 38 travel linkonline.com.au