Hotel Free Tour Melbourne

Trip Start Oct 28, 2012
Trip End Nov 09, 2012

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Where I stayed
Discovery Melbourne
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Saturday, November 3, 2012

Wake up at cousin Ai Ting house and had a healthy breakfast with a little chat with Nigel. 30mins past 8, catched up a train heading back to city and ready for the complimentary tour by hotel. Back to CDB around 9.50am.

Announcement cry out for the tour and I hop on to the mini bus with my butt adhere steadily on the seat waiting for the tour to begin. The melbournian tour guide is kinda fun and know his shit! We were briefed on what happen where along the journey to each itineraries. It's the second free tour I joined in Melbourne and its easy to notice that melbourneian take their job seriously and professionally.

Itineraries for the free tour are;

>Asian Market
>Prahan Market
>Chapel Street
>Brighton beach
>Denny beach
>St. Kilda Beach
>Luna Park

On the final itinerary I left Phil (tour guide) and fellow travellers in St. Kilda to continue my exploration in St. Kilda. It's Saturday and travel with Myki is flat rate of $3.30 whole day long so why rush back home?

Prahan Market is distinctively stand out from the Asian Market. It's extremely clean and well organized and stuff mostly with western food andtheir things, more on the upper market scale. Well, it's not too bad to just window shop around before heading to chapel street to fill my stomach.

Labyrinth alley and confusing architecture everywhere, I was late for 5mins to board the bus. It's a nice place with various style of architecture from contemporary, bohemian to classic scattered all around in an organic fashion. Sellings there ranges from food, clothing and deco things of all kinds. I got myself a microfiber tower from Kathmandu (-70% discount) and started to fall in love in this  place and if given more time I'd sniff out more good deals.

It's has been quite some time I saw those little colorful box houses dotted on the beach in TV and guide books and NOW! here I'm, in front of Bayside beach with a good view of Melbourne city skyscrapers and little house just a stone throw distant away. The air is a bit stinky though! I guess it's the dried seaweed dying on the shore that emit the smell. Water was crystal clear but freezing.

Strolling and busy with my hand snapping photos at every nice angle deem worth memory along the beach side. Ended the beach walks at the Brighton Life Guard House. A few patches of flowers glowing wildly here and there and my camera just can't miss it out.

Next station is the second to the last, St. Kilda Beach, where I managed to spotted a few little guys dress in tuxedo, ya! It was the little penguins call the jetty their home. I'm consider lucky as they are shy creature and not normally show up in the day.*Day time is the time they go fishing and fatten their body for a better mating experience.
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