Hi, I'm Kathie a born and bred local of Melbourne. I've had an exciting life to date, living abroad and travelling to many other countries, both independently and with friends. I know from experience, the experiences we have when travelling hinge on so many factors, many out of our control. It's great to see the things we learn about from the tourist brochures, but isn't it great when we find that "gem" of a place only the locals seem to know of? I know when I travel, I like to mix with the "locals" and get a feel for the way they live. This is part of the excitement of travelling. So come with me and let me introduce you to the real Melbourne.