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Embassy English 20 October 2016 - by Ángela Carolina Botero Zuluaga, Student, Embassy English Melbourne

My Embassy Life: Secret Ways to Enjoy and Discover Melbourne

Ángela Carolina Botero Zuluaga, our newest My Embassy Life student blogger, has been working as a journalist in her home country of Colombia, she knew that in order to achieve her goals of taking her career to the next level, she needed to improve her English language skills. Because Angela’s dreams also included international travel, particularly to Australia, when she discovered  Embassy Melbourne, she knew had found the perfect programme. As part of her intensive English language immersion, Angela will be writing weekly articles for Study Group’s Brightly Blog, as well as acting as a guest contributor to the Embassy English Blog. Stay tuned to follow Angela’s Embassy Life in fascinating Melbourne, Australia

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Walking Melbourne, you can admire fantastic architecture, faces from every corner of the world and a rich sport culture. Although these are visible for all people, this city is mysterious and offers other kinds of curious places and activities, which show the very essence of adventure.

In the following lines, you can find unusual places and activities that surely will be part of your new things to do if you are having a great experience as a student in Melbourne. There are different options to suit all tastes.

Basket Making

My Embassy Life Basket MakingPhoto via Federation Square the Basketmakers of Victoria

Every month at Federation Square the Basketmakers of Victoria, embracing traditional and contemporary influences, teach for free how to make a basket with natural fibres. In the workshop, in which all materials are provided, you can learn basketry techniques and create your own unique piece.

To get information about dates visit: http://fedsquare.com/events/basket-making-at-fed-square

Be a Beekeeper

My Embassy Life Beekeeper 

Photo via Southside Beekeepers 

Sounds risky but if you like to experiment with new things this is the ideal way to kick-start a new hobby. It is a two day course in which you can learn theory about keeping bees. This does not require a huge amount of money, just a small place where flowers bloom.

The most important thing is not to feel frightened and take the risk because it is possible that when you return to your country, you can get your own hives.

In this website you can check all information: http://southsidebeekeepers.com/

Could be a sweet experience.

Breathing New Air

In this seasom Tooronga and Amphitheatre Falls in Noojee are the best places if you like enjoy outdoor activities. It is considered one of the wettest and wonderful places in Victoria.

Although is located two hours from Melbourne it would be an unforgettable because it is a destination to truly discover the diversity of nature.

To sum up, you will find a circuit walk to admire both falls and follow the river. Do not forget watch your footing and be aware, as the surface can be muddy.

Holy Place to Visit

My Embassy Life St. Patricks from WikipediaPhoto via Wikipedia 

If the religion has something worthy it is in its astonishing architecture. St Patrick’s Cathedral located on Eastern Hill in Melbourne is a church that has wonderful glass windows, wonderful mosaics; historical value and the rose gardens are sublime.

If you are a devout Christian, it is the perfect place to visit and enjoy the calm. For sure, a good scenery to shoot some photos.


To learn more about studying English in exciting Embassy Melbourne in Australia, contact us today! 


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