After having spent wonderful time with my family in Perth, I was on the plane to Melbourne waiting to be greeted by my bestie who I haven’t see for 3 years!
Little did I know that she chose to greet me with my initial personalised balloons at the airport, which brought me to tears of happiness! That was so exciting and emotional especially as I haven’t seen this girl for so long and I had been promising to visit for years. It was difficult to sleep after having champagne and so many things to catch up with her I was way too excited. Eventually I managed to get some zzzs and spent the next few days exploring Melbourne’s exciting art, coffee and culture scene.
We did the free walking tour of the Melbourne, which departs daily at 10.30 am 2.30pm in front of the State Library of Victoria that I highly recommend as it was a great introduction to the history and the underground bar scene of this great city. Above is me looking around Melbourne’s graffiti street.
Conveniently my friend is living in Collingwood – Fitzroy area, just off Smith’s street (the hipster area of Melbourne), which boasts with cafes, bars, restaurants and quirky shops. Most notable for me was brunch at
on Brunswick street. I loved the buzz of the area especially with so many cyclists around (see my post about street style bikes and cyclists).
On Saturday afternoon we drove to Yarra valley to try some local wine produce and experience Australia’s ‘Italian’ countryside. We had a really tasty lunch at Meletos. Figs and walnut and honey pot and octopus salad were to die for.
Next we drove to great Ocean road to experience an Australian seaside and had fish and chips (by the way we had flake, which is shark as I accidentally found out) on Lorne beach, followed by an evening at St Kilda.
Endless coffees, glasses of wine and pale ales later it was time for me to leave Australia. But I knew I will be back here, maybe sometime soon maybe not. But I will be back. One day.