For the best deal in Internet Cafe, go to:
INTERNET CAFE at
St Kilda, 9 Grey St, St Kilda East, VIC 3183
Tel: (03) 9534 2666
For a funkier setting and to be served good coffee, go to:
Cyberia Internet Lounge
19 Carlisle Street, St Kilda, VIC 3182
Tel: (03) 9534 6221
I only occassionally saw Muslims on the streets, not sure whether they are less in population or they seldom wear head scarf, but overall they are not really that less, they looked like Indonesian or perhaps Malay Muslims. Contrary in Malaysia, head scarf women are getting more and more, about 40% in population or more, while queuing at the airport custom checkpoint, I saw peoples in head scarf needed extra scrutiny in another form-filling process.
grab a friend (or ANY friend,...
grab a friend (or ANY friend, if you want) and chill out at ST KILDA'S! They have many lovely cafes and restaurants here....
At Christmas time, this whole area becomes magically lighted up with dancing lights! (See pic below).
Compact Umbrella or Poncho a must
Leave space in your luggage - you will undoubtably buy something to take home. A compact umbrella or poncho that easily fits in your handbags or backpack is ideal. You will not be using it all the time so having to hand carry it will be a nuisance, but undoubtably you will encounter some rain during your stay and quite frequently, there will be odd 5 minute showers. Melbourne has plenty of all night chemists and supermarkets. Plenty of net cafes to upload your photos to some storage website! A Cheap Eats book is published each year and is available at tourist shops and newsagents.
Wineries in the Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is located just over an hour's drive east of Melbourne. It is beautiful scenic country housing plenty of wineries, restaurants with fabulous views and the famous Healesville Sanctuary. There are companies which pick you up in Melbourne in the mornings and take you on winery tours to the Yarra Valley (usually to the larger ones - Yering Station, Rochford, Domain Chandon...) Otherwise, just hire a car and do it yourself.
For more specific details of some wineries and restaurants, please see my separate tips.