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14/03/28からメルボルンに移ってきた。まずメルボルンのダウンタウンに行って感じたのが東京を思い出させるような人の多さ。道を歩いていて人とぶつかるのを避けないと歩けないのは久しぶりだ。世界で1番住みやすいと言われている都市だけあって、確かに町並みはとても綺麗で、雰囲気が張り詰めてなくどこか居心地の良さを感じる。
ダウンタウンから出た郊外はどこもゆったりとしていて、ダウンタウンに行かない限りはここがオーストラリアで2番目に大きい都市とは感じさせない静かさがある。
物価については、自炊をすればそこまで高くつかないかなと思う。ただ野菜とフルーツは物によってかなり高い。時期の物とオーストラリア産の物を選んで買えばコストを抑えられると思う。1番辛いのは、交通費が高い。1週間のパスで40ドルぐらい。月パスだと150ドル。バンクーバーに住んでいるときの倍の値段なのは辛い。後は、ジムに通おうと思ったのだが、どこもだいたい月100ドルから。プラス入会費。カナダで通っていたジムは月30ドルだった。コミュニティーセンターでも月60ドルぐらい。だからかなり高くつくように感じ、オーストラリアではジムに通うのは諦めることにした。そして、オーストラリアではどこも映画の値段がパースと同じく10ドルかと思ったら、こっちでは基本24ドル。高すぎる。
僕がメルボルンの1番好きなところは、週末になるとYarra River沿いのレストラン通りのいたるところで路上演奏があり、タダで音楽を聴きながらゆっくりとRiverの側を歩くこと。
14/03/28, I moved to Melbourne. The first impression when I walked in downtown was the crowd of people that reminded me Tokyo. When I walk on the street, I have to avoid bumping to people. It is been a while to feel the business. But I feel comfortable in Melbourne as I heard Melbourne is the best city in the world. The cityscape is beautiful everywhere, there are many amazing, artistic buildings, and the atmosphere is not so tense and busy.
There is also nice quietness in suburb. That does not make me feel I am in Melbourne that is the second biggest city in Australia.
Speaking of the prices, If you cook at home, that does not cost a lot, I guess. Some kinds of fruits and vegetables are really expensive. But the seasonable kinds and Australian ones are reasonable. The hardest thing living in Melbourne is transportation cost. Weekly bus pass is for about  $40. That is almost double price of  Vancouver.  And also I wanted to go to a gym as I used to go in Canada, but most of gyms start up from $100 monthly plus one time only membership registration fee. That was just $30 in Canada. So I feel really expensive going to a gym here. That is why I give up working out at gym and do some at home instead. Moreover, a movie ticket was $10 in Perth everyday. So I thought that is $10 to watch a movie everywhere in Australia. I felt so happy. Then I went to a cinema i Melbourne expecting to pay just $10. But, but that was  about $24 or something. 3D or IMAX are ore than that. Too expensive. I think Tuesday is a discount day like in Canada. So I think I just go to a cinema on Tuesday. Personally speaking, Perth is a great city at that point.
My most favourite thing in Melbourne is walking along river with listening street music for free on weekends.
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