Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quick Summary of Melbourne

Wow, this week went by incredibly fast, a little too fast for my liking. So, I'm not sure if you know, but I flew down to Melbourne to visit mother dearest (and Lisa) for 8 days during these September holidays. Up until the last two days there, the weather was ridiculously cold compared to Brisbane, the maximum temperature for Melbourne was pretty much the minimum temperature for Brisbane lol.

Conveniently, my mum lives in Port Melbourne which is literally a 2 minute walk away from the beach and below the apartments is a long strip of shops and cafes, my personal favourite store would have to be the self-serve frozen yoghurt store.

View from the balcony.

Run Lisa, run

It has come to my attention as I look through the photos I've taken on my phone that most of the photos are complete and utterly uninteresting, ops.

So besides eating, I did manage to squeeze in some time for shopping around... We went around Chadstone, Southland, Chapel Street (there's a Topshop/Topman there), the city (Melbourne Central) and the shops around Port Melbourne. Shopping is amazing at Melbourne. Those are the places I definitely recommend you to go for shopping in Melbourne!

Tbh, all my days are blurred together. Anyway, since my relatives from China also came to visit Melbourne, we took them to visit some iconic places such as the Crown Casino; after dinner of course (these were probably the only food photos that turned out alright).

Since Lisa and I were both underage to enter the actual casino, I took her around to look at displays and I could feel judgemental glances from people thinking I was some teenmom.......

Just us marvelling over some Prada bags tehee 

On one of the days, we all went to Jells' Park for an old school style BBQ with one of those wood/charcoal/fire BBQ things and made made all my clothes smell like smoke after. The park itself was absolutely wonderful and peaceful, omg it was so perfect.

Throughout the eight days, I managed to visit Monash University (Clayton Campus). This campus is the biggest campus out of their six campuses and let me tell you, it is absolutely huge. It took us more than an hour just to visit two square areas of the map out more than fifteen of or so square. But it might just be because we had no idea where we were going and spent most of the time walking around aimlessly until some wonderfully nice and helpful student would assist us :')

On a different day, I also went and visited University of Melbourne (Parkville campus). The different buildings built amazingly well but I personally thought the outside area was a quite busy since it's situated in the city and all.

Okay wow I really should have blogged while I was at Melbourne because this post is going to be so long. So in my attempt to save you time and internet usage, here's a short and sweet summary of my trip:
I had a lovely time down at Melbourne mainly to visit my mum who I already miss 

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