Ferrari comes to Melbourne/We go to Ramsay St
Trip Start Sep 03, 2006
49Trip End May 23, 2007
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With the final week of summer, a lot of the things around Melbourne were in their final week, including the Queen Victoria night market, and as it was something we all wanted to do, we decided that this would be the perfect thing to do in our last week together. As backpackers we had no interest in buying anything (and with 3 guys there was no interest in even looking!) However, the night market is famous a wide variety of cuisines. We walked in and were brought back to times in Asia, with the smells enticing us in to every stall. We had a choice ranging from Japanese to Indian and from Chinese to Ethiopian, and of course seafood and all other Australian favourites. We had went down to the markets with one thing in mind and that was to tackle some foods that most Australians have never even tasted
We started our weekend in our good ole faithful local - Greasy Joes for drinks and then on Saturday Paul, Tarun & Liam headed into the city to get their final bits & pieces for heading on, and Kerry, Jo & me hit the skate shop and hired roller blades and headed to the beach and skated along the pier and the length of the beach.... It was so much fun and we figure that since it was quite cheap and good exercise we are going to make it a regular thing now! Saturday night we sat in the house with a few drinks and Peter Kay providing the entertainment and then headed down to Greasy Joes to watch the Man U Fulham game, as our last night in our local as a group..
Sunday morning we got up and went to have our last ever breakfast as a group... (we have grown quite fond of a life where we dine out for breakfast quite regularly), so as you would expect after a feed it was back to the apartments for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Garry (our landlord) organised a BBQ for Tarun leaving so around 5 we made our way out to the courtyard. We had a very good night, and even bumped into Suzanne (Paul's brother-in-law's sister - what a small world!)
On the Monday, Paul and I had been together for 2 years and to celebrate Paul was taking me to the Gold Class Cinema (where you dine in recliner chairs with wine etc. - very posh and looked so cool - a must do on our list in Melbourne). So we headed out around 7ish and planned on going for a drink and some wedges (with sweet chilli & sour cream of course). I could see there was a que forming for the cinema and thought we still had to collect our tickets and said to Paul who told me had the tickets sent out to him and handed them to me...
We came back after the concert, spent a bit of time with Tarun and Liam and the next morning it was an early start to get up and see them off on the bus to the airport! It was a bit sad, but lads we will see you real soon & we can't wait!
So after an easy week with everyone gone, we had big plans for the Saturday
Our initial reason for visiting Lygon Street was to visit Brunetti's), we had been told not to leave Melbourne without stopping by for an Italian Hot Chocolate and some of their famous Carrot Cake
The following Friday night Paul & I headed to Melbourne's Botanical Gardens for the Moonlight Cinema to see "The Holiday". It was something we had wanted to do for a while and since it was the last weekend we had very little choice of what movie to see, and although I was looking forward to it, Paul was a little more dubious of seeing a 'chick flick'. However, apart from the mosquitoes it was a very romantic and brilliant night for both of us. It was a really cool experience sitting in the middle of a park below a starry sky, watching a film and seeing the city skyline to the side of the screen
Saturday night we had a few drinks in our apartment then hit the dance floor at Traffic, for some cheesy tunes...one must do these things when drunk, and since I have now met some peas from the same pod as me (Kerry & Jo) dancing on nights out feels more like the good ole nights out with my friends at home... I miss you guys, but you can start polishing your dancing shoes, we will be home in less than 3 months and trust me I will be hitting the dance floor with you all!
After a long recovery on Sunday (in bed with DVD's - thanks to Andrew & Roisin), we had an early night and having wasted a day off work, we made the most of a public holiday on Monday, and took the tram to Vermont South the visit Pin Oak Court (better known as Ramsay Street). We didn't get to see any filming, but it was cool seeing it and placing the houses with their fictional residents. It was surprisingly small, but still - pretty cool to have been there!
We now have a just under a month left in Australia, and really have to start ticking things off our to do list
Until next time...
Paul & Ciara