Some of Australia’s most major cities just so happen to be coastal cities. Lucky for me, Melbourne is one of them. Brighton Beach is about a 30 minute train ride from the CBD, the perfect little getaway on a sunny day in Melbourne.
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.