bendigo, victoria, australia

Bendigo has an old soul. I find I am frequently pulled to this regional centre by events and each time I find a city that is rich in culture, cuisine, history and community.

It is beautiful and somewhat frayed at the edges but is able to capitalise on opportunities to renew in spectacular, vibrant fashion. I have mentioned Bendigo in my blog previously when noting the highlights of my roadtrip through western Victoria and it is a place that I am drawn back to again and again and not just because of the Monopoly-themed street names. On that occasion I wrote about my stop at the well-renowned Art Gallery and what brings me back is the Bendigo Writers Festival.