Monday, November 10, 2014

Melbourne Day 4 - Lost in transportation

Hey peeps! Sorry for the lack of updates once again :( Have been caught up with assignments for the past few weeks and now it's Swot week already D: This semester passed by even faster than the previous one. Has Earth shrunk or something? Why is it turning so fast????? 24 hours seems like 20 hours now!

Our last full day in Melbourne has to be fully utilized. We fit in food, sight-seeing and shopping all in one day. Which might be a bad idea, but who cares? #YOLO

Set out at 8am again, this time to Manchester Press.

I just looooove how these hipster cafes are set in hidden lanes around the city. One thing I find interesting about Melbourne is that there is a lot of character when it comes to architecture. Not sure if I mentioned it before in my previous Melb posts, but I like the way its city is planned, and how each property contributes the character.

They don't name this city the best to live in the world for nothing, aye?

Loooovin' the rustic feelin'







Walked to one of the famous lanes :) Came here 2 years ago, everything looks the same.



The soup shop that Song Ji Hyo drank soup in whilst filming Running Man in Australia! :)


Went on the tram the first time, for this trip. We have been walking and walking the past few days and didn't realize how tired we were until we took the tram. I think we really did walk heaps because after I came back from Melbourne, some of my friends said I actually looked slimmer :/ Of course now, all fats have returned. *sadface*

Stopped near Docklands for shopping.

Hellllllllo landscape pic HAHAHA


After shopping, we took a taxi to South Melbourne, wanting to go to Brighton Beach. We didn't do enough research to know that they are actually quite far apart HAHAHA

Visited the raved about Chez Dré and had our fair share of realllllllllly beautiful gâteaux!

Now aren't they just *faints*




Just looking at this pic makes me drool!
I ordered this one. It's lemon cheesecake with caramel-glazed pecan and a tiny golden flake on top. Mmmmmmmm




Took a stroll in the South Melbourne market, but I didn't take pictures :O #fail


Now, we are lost. And we have not a single clue, how we are supposed to get to Brighton Beach. Ended up standing at the market's parking lot for like half an hour..

Ohai, random car



Decided to Tram to St. Kilda (don't judge!), and then take a bus to the beach. At this point we were all clueless and feeling miserable. Having half a heart to give up and go back to the city, and another half wanting to tick those boxes off our checklist....


Luna Park. A sign we made it to St. Kilda.
Tempted to go back to both South Melbourne and St. Kilda, and just chillax there for a day or two. Would be fun yaaaaay!



ONE BUS, MANY STOPS LATER.

BRIGHTON BEACH, I AM HERE!!!!

and I think my shoes are a bit worn off. Okay, very worn off. 


 Sand, sea, sun, skyscrappers






Took a train back to the city. At this point we can proudly say that we have conquered all the public transport within 24 hours. Tram, taxi, bus, train. All ticked! Lifetime achievement unlocked ahahaha


Over-ordered in Maccaroni Trattoria Italiana, a cozy Italian restaurant with REALLY good food. Like REALLY, good. Best Gnocchi I have ever had!

Figured that it is our last dinner and wanted to go all-in!





Decided that dinner wasn't enough (who are we kidding?) Settled for some waffles at Waffee!


Caught a glimpse of a human-size bunny 


Back to Lygon street. Walked around and went into a bakery which I promised my stomach that I would come back. Some day. And eat all the cakes, and tarts, and pies, and macarons.


Ended the night with ice-cream from Il Dolce Freddo. It's just opposite our apartment, should have been there every night D:


Alrights, that's all now! The next I blog it'll probably be in about 3 weeks time. Or I might already be back home *celebrates*

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