Before this trip, I never imagined for this city to be one of rich, artistic expression. Only to find out that Melbourne is one of the world’s best street art capitals. Canvassed all over the city’s laneways are creative yet, impermanent expressions of art. Each with its own story, each with its own place, Hosier Lane is known to be one of the more iconic laneways in Melbourne featuring some of the best street art the city has to offer.
Giving you the perfect reason to sleep in and get up at noon, Melbourne prides itself on its brunches through its thriving cafe culture. Much of these cafes are tucked away in laneways but are bustling with people enjoying the perfect cup of a flat white over poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
The Melbourne City Centre, also known as the Melbourne CBD, has some of the city’s most central businesses, shopping centres and famous landmarks. I spent the day touring some of the city’s best sights, for free!
Being the only Wednesday night during my stay in Melbourne, I headed to the Queen Victoria Summer Night Market on the day I arrived. The Night Market is held every summer and winter every Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm featuring mostly food stalls of cuisines from all over the world. From Argentinean BBQ to Korean fried chicken to Spanish paella and so much more…this was definitely a must-do for a foodie like me.
The best part about having friends all around the world is the free accommodation. So when life got a little stressful last December because of my deadlines from school, I decided to take a quick trip to Melbourne, Australia to visit one of my best friends.
I was really meant to do this blog post before I started officially posting on this blog but couldn’t keep in my excitement!
I started blogging on Tumblr in June of 2010. Here’s a throwback to my first entry:
It was mostly reblogs with the ocassional ‘personal’ posts, which looking back is quite cringeworthy because it was mostly on my past relationship (ha ha ha ew). Following that, I set up a second Tumblr blog in November 2013, that was less reblogging and more posts coming from me. These were more personal posts, travel posts…basically anything and everything I felt like writing about.
Since 2010, I’ve watched the blogging world evolve into a platform that embraces content creation. Whether it be about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, food…the list goes on. Which is why, with my passion for writing, I’ve decided to take my blogging to the next level.
I moved over to WordPress from Tumblr mainly for this reason: I felt that the majority of posts on Tumblr were reblogs and rather than “share” content in that sense, I wanted to focus more on creating my own authentic content that I could share solely through readership and engagement through comments and/or social media.
I imported most, if not all of my more “quality” posts from my previous blog which is why you might notice that some of my past posts may have formatting issues and the photos are poorly edited, pixelated and the sizing is quite off. I’ve tried to edit as much as I could in terms of formatting – just so the posts are somewhat readable. But hopefully, with this fresh start on WordPress, I’ll be able to slowly and surely, become a better blogger.
I know that they say you need to have your own custom domain and all, but I’ve decided to keep it this way for now. As much as the .wordpress bugs me, I want to gain more confidence as a blogger first. And plus, it’s a way of motivating myself to keep doing better! Just until I’m ready to step up my game.
So to my future readers, I’d like to officially welcome you to it’s tricia. I have no particular “niche” for this blog, as blogging to me is simply my own personal diary that I’d love to share with all of you. I’m excited to start this journey and can’t wait to get to know you guys along the way!