Last weekend I made a whirlwind journey to Melbourne for two days. I was up bright and early (it wasn’t bright outside) and boarded the propeller Qantas plane at 6am. I was a little nervous, which was silly because the flight was fine and I got free food too.
In the two days that I was there I sure did some walking. My hips ached for 3 days once I got home.
Here are some of the places I went.
I got off the plane and my Dad and Jo were waiting for me as I got off the bus.
We headed up to the Victoria Markets, but first breakfast was needed.
I only had a coffee as I had eaten on the plane, and it was delicious.
Then into the markets for a look.
We then popped into a nearby pet shop as Jo needed to collect some dog treats and we looked at the cute puppies, I then proceeded to be told off for taking a photo of the cute puppy. In my defence I did not see the signs that were displayed as I couldn’t take my eyes off thedog, and the girl was standing in front of the sign that would have been at my eye level.
What are they hiding anyway?!
Then into the mall.
These guys were braving it in the 36 degree heat!
We then headed to our apartment to get ready for my cousins wedding.
The next morning I was up early (the only day I could have slept in and couldn’t) so I set off on my own.
I headed toward Chapel street, as our room was not far from there.
I found my way after catching a tram the wrong direction and then heading back the other way to my favourite shop in Chapel Street. IT WAS CLOSED
Apparently I didn’t think about the fact that it was Sunday and everyone was sleeping in.
So instead I headed to find some coffee as I hadn’t had one yet.
I discovered Market Lane Coffee
And it was so yummy, and the sugar was unrefined from sugar cane, never seen it like that before.
I then headed into the Prahran Market for some breakfast. This was my view above.
From here I found my way to the next tram and headed back to the city.
Federation Square is a happening place. I saw camera clubs, car clubs, book stalls, and more in a matter of minutes.
Then I went over to the Screen Worlds exhibition, which I thought was fantastic, and FREE!!
Of course I had to take a photo of Darth Vader for my son
and then Playschool for my daughter
John Hamblin and Benita Collins
and who did I see next? My favourite little robot boy.
After looking through I walked outside to brave the heat and walked straight into this…
So next time you are watching Excess Baggage look for me in the background cheering them on!
I found it and had myself another coffee and a muffin for lunch. It was a fantastic atmosphere and I enjoyed not having to share my food!
On I went to explore more of Melbourne
One of the best things about Melbourne are the buskers. Theses guys were fantastic.
That afternoon I walked and walked and walked.
Had Starbucks and walked.
By the time I headed to the airport, I was wrecked. Then there was a thunderstorm with fork lightning and the airport got closed for a while. Flight delayed and I didn’t arrive home till 1am, but I had a fantastic time, you certainly know you are alive when you visit Melbourne!