22 Hours in Melbourne

Richard had to work in Melbourne on our anniversary so I decided to fly down with him and join him on his little trip. It was my first time there and I absolutely loved it! It was very different to any other Australian city I’ve been to. I suppose it’s due to the high number of international students around. It is very multicultural and it felt good to blend in.
Silhouette

Melbourne was vibrant and alive. It felt a lot safer than Sydney at night. We walked from Lygon Street to the Federation Square after dinner and there were so many people out and about on a Wednesday night! There were people sitting around chatting in the park and having coffees at cafes. The tram was busy too when we were heading back to the hotel after 10pm.
Bourke St
Flinders Street-Station
SBS TV Studio

And the best thing was that I was absolutely spoiled for choice when it came to food. There were two Muslim Singaporean/Malaysian restaurants opposite my hotel at Swanston! And the art! I was just visually overloaded with colours, sculptures and architecture. Richard said he has NEVER seen me so happy and energetic! I was bursting with excitement!
RMIT University
Library?

I traveled by myself when he had to go to work in the morning and it was so easy to find my way around. The Melbourne weather lived up to its reputation of having all four seasons in one day. Definitely have to dress in layers there. It didn’t bother me much cos I was just having too much fun!
Within Central Station Mall
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Melbourne has everything I want in a city. Good food, shopping, art, culture, sports, nature and a multicultural society. I can’t wait to go there again and visit the suburbs and see how people live there. We’ve been toying with the idea of moving there in a couple of years. So, Sydney or Melbourne?

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5 Responses to “22 Hours in Melbourne”

  1. Stephanie says:

    I love that first photo Salihan!

  2. Salihan says:

    Thanks Stephanie!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Salihan, glad you enjoyed Melbourne, I love Victoria but my DH doesn’t like the cold weather, otherwise I would be living there in a flash. Joy from WA.

  4. Shannon says:

    So beautiful! I’ve always wanted to come to Australia, just never had the opportunity. Hopefully I will someday!

  5. Salihan says:

    You would love it!

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