Things we love:

Neighbours, nuff said. There are more music venues than in Austin, Texas. Before Melbourne was Melbourne, it was called Batmania. Vegemite was invented here. The first gay and lesbian radio station in the world was in Melbourne. The tram is also a restaurant and live music venue.

target="_blank">Holly Valance was born here. It's the world's most liveable city.

Things we wish we’d known:

It's an offence to sing a rude song within earshot of another person. The stained glass ceiling in the National Gallery of Victoria is the largest in the world. The ‘God Shot’ is the perfect espresso - good to know when chatting up the army of bearded baristas here.  This is bike city. It's flat and full of parks. If Melbourne and Sydney were chicks, Melbourne is marriage material and Sydney's a one night stand.