Travel Blogs from Melbourne
Today we bid goodbye to Sunny Cairns and flew to Misty Melbourne. We could have happily spent another week in Cairns but we definitely feel like we experienced a great deal in a short time there and are excited to move on to Melbourne.
It was 5PM by the time we got here and the airport shuttle does not go out to St. Kilda, only to Southern …
We went on a Monday night around 7:30 - which is the perfect night and time to go because no crowds and no wait and the staff have plenty of time to hang out and chat - We actually wound up having a 40 minute conversation with the owner/manager and his staff about the restaurant/life/the economy/politics. …
... down to Hungry Jack's for breakfast and grabbed some shower gel from a shop on the way back (mine got confiscated at the airport because I was over the limit). Had another quick nap when I got back around 9, got up at 12 and then jumped on the free circle tram to federation square. The tram is an amazing thing, free transport to all the major attractions and is in some ways an attraction in itself, a rare affordable gem in an otherwise very expensive city.
So we are now in Melbourne, Australia!! We arrived early evening so after getting to our hostel we headed out to get some dinner and guess where we went....nandos. Urgh it's still not doing it for me though, not a patch on England. The next day was my birthday. Tom and I walked to Queen Victoria Market which is the biggest market in the Southern Hemisphere and bought some bits to make breakfast. After that we got on a tram and went to visit ...
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