So after our first day around the city, our second and third day landed in some outer areas (outside CBD, but as close as 20-30min bus). And of course, start off with the nicest brunches (FOOD comes first).
Day 2: Port Melbourne Lagoon Pier
To go: 25min bus away from CBD
One thing you can never afford to miss in Australia is their coastlines. Listening to the sound of the waves while being pat by the tender sunlight is something you must do.
Eureka Skydeck 88
Address: 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank, 3006
Opening Times: 10am-10pm daily
Deliberately going up 88/F to catch the Mel sunset. The feelin of being swallowed by the never sleeping city.
Last day: Fitzroy
To go: 15min tram away from CBD
I guess, rather than the CBD, we all perfer Fitzroy much more. It’s the more friendly and freestyle side of Melbourne. You feel like you’re ready to pop into any cafe and chill for a couple of hours without noticing. Or, you’ll be stopped by all the special graffiti or furniture showrooms. They all are of different styles, like vintage, pastel, 80s; yet they match each other too well to look odd.
Half a day is definitely not enough!
The best croissants in the world - LUNE CROISSANT.
More details on our next blog on our Melbourne CafeCrawl!!
National Gallery of Victoria - Andy Warhol x Ai Weiwei
Address: NGV International, 180 ST KILDA Road, Southbank, Victoria, 3006
Opening Times: 10am-5pm daily (up till 24April)
I’ve been to the Andy Warhol exhibition 3 years ago. This one is very different, with the elements of Aiweiwei. The collaboration of texture and graphics, divided into areas of colours.
Fyi. that’s the AirBnB we live in. Great location (Docklands, 2min from Southern Cross Station), very clean and spacious, accompanied with the spectacular night view (which somehow is even better than the one on Eureka Skydeck), and an indoor swimming pool and gym. Credits all to the super nice host Sophie and Rhys (link here).
I still can’t get over that the trip’s been over. The combo, the FOOD (BBB + Lune Crossiants), the vibes, the weather, the memories, the laughter and the real good jokes (even though these people kept pranking me all day). These all are gonna go into my 21st best memories. Surprised by how a trip can bring us together - each one came at different times of our lives, yet bits and threads overlapped and pulled us into this Aussie squad. One of my childhood bff, my bae, a girl that relates with me perfectly; all different, but fit in so well that seems like we have known each other for so long. Oh dear, 3 days’ not enough.