Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Melbourne...Day 2

I woke up early on Saturday...too excited to get out and about! Here's some of what we did...

Lots of old buildings...reminded me of Montreal.
Lots of cute little alleyways with cute little stores and cafes...reminded me of Montreal.
Even Canadian trees!
And trees with no leaves! It felt like Montreal in late fall. It was chilly but not cold and it felt so good to have rosy red cheeks again!



We walked around thinking we would easily find a place for breakfast. When that didn't happen, I asked a girl on the street if she could suggest someplace good. She said she wasn't from Melbourne but that she had done exactly what we were doing and stumbled upon a little bakery place that served brekky. So, went there and it was great! They served eggs benedict just like home...warm sauce and an English muffin! Speaking of that, I'm not sure that anyone in Melbourne is actually from Melbourne. Everyone we asked anything said..."I'm not from here but...". Steve and I even got asked stuff to which we replied..."I'm not from here but..." It was actually pretty funny!
After yet another great breakfast, we hopped on another tram (the tram system is so easy and so great!) and went to an area outside the city called St. Kilda. It was beautiful and I think that if I were ever to live in Melbourne, I would want to rent or buy a house (although I'm sure it's expensive!) in St. Kilda...



I really liked the style of the houses...I like the character of Queenslanders but I think I might just like the Melbourne homes even better...
We headed to the St. Kilda Pier, which was very pretty. The walk on the way was nice too...



There were starfish everywhere! Not sure if you know this about me but I love starfish! I've never seen so many in one place just hanging out! Apparently they have no predators in the area and are producing very quickly. They also eat the good stuff that fisherman fish like mussels, so I don't think they like them as much as I do...
St. Kilda Pier...


After St. Kilda, we walked some more around the city. We did a lot of walking! It helped to make us not feel guilty about all the unhealthy food we enjoyed all weekend! There were lots of old churches and lots of shops! Did I mention that we shopped a lot?? I saved my money for awhile and was worried I would be disappointed with the shopping. I wasn't.
Walk to the tram...
Flinders Street Station
I thought these bathrooms were strange...just random underground bathrooms all over the city. I was nervous to use one but it turned out to be one of the cleanest public toilets I have ever used! Who'd a thought?? They were very convenient!
We headed out Saturday night to Southbank for a nice dinner and then went to the Casino to win, um, lose some money. I have to say, the Casino was a little disappointing. They don't have real slot machines like the ones in Canada or the States and the 1 cent, 2 cent, 10 cent, etc... machine that they do have didn't even make noise! What kind of Casino machine doesn't make addicted fun sounds?!? That, combined with not even understanding the actual machine (it wasn't like the ones at home where you get 3 hearts in a row and you win, etc...) made it not so exciting but still good to experience! We didn't get any pictures because we decided not to bring the camera since we were going to the casino...

Voila! Day 2!

2 comments:

Drennans said...

ndid you get a new camera?? pics are awesome...totally looks like montreal.\\
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Sara said...

Did Steve mix up the flights and accidently get tickets for Montreal? Cause it sure looks like Montreal? Next trip....Nova Scotia! (And you can see how Mom's rum bag works!)