Published on June 2, 2015

10 things that make Melbourne wonderful

What's so special about internships in Australia, and Melbourne specifically?

1. It's the live music capital of Australia with the highest concentration of live music venues in the country.

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2. The city claims the largest Greek-speaking population outside Europe.

3. Melbourne holds the world's highest number of cafes and restaurants per person.

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4. Melbourne is home to the tallest residential building in the world - the Eureka Tower, which reaches 300m.

5. Melbourne is home to the globe's first LGBTQ radio station.

6. Australia's famous vegemite spread was invented in Melbourne and is still only manufactured there.

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7. Melbourne has the world's longest Chinese dragon, which is 100m long and located in Chinatown.

8. It's the only city on earth with five international-standard sporting facilities.

9. Melbourne was once called Batmania after the colonist John Batman.

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10. The largest Italian and Greek populations in the world outside their own countries live in Melbourne.

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Photo 1. based on Melbourne, by Yasser Alghofily, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on cafes in the laneways, by Steve Davidson, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Vegemite on Ice, by Gordon Wrigley, CC-by-2.0

Photo 4. based on no hdr roof, by Alan Lam, CC-by-2.0

The author
Elizabeth Trovall
After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her third year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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