The Thor actor missed home so much he relocated back to Australia with his young family. He has since gone on to become a compelling ambassador for the country, and Victoria in particular. Having spent time on Phillip Island in his youth, he returns for some refreshing quiet and awesome surfing (not to mention an abundance of penguins).
Here’s what he’s had to say about Melbourne:
“I distinctly remember the city’s strong multicultural scene that I experienced as a kid, and that has only grown today. There’s such a diverse mixture of communities including Greek, Lebanese and Vietnamese, which means that the ethnic food is fantastic. The arts there are also rich.”
[on where to visit in Melbourne]
“Definitely Flinders Lane, a street with lots of bars and restaurants that are great to hang out in. Bar hopping there is fun. And a meal at Matcha Mylkbar is a must. The restaurant serves only plant-based food and has one of the most inventive menus I have ever seen.”