2 days ago we set off on our journey to Melbourne, managed to get the train just in time we had to run to catch it! Surprisingly transport is the only thing in Australia that is cheap, it was $25 for both of us for the whole day, including a train there and back as well as all transport in Melbourne.
It took around an hour to get there, once we got off we didn't really know where to go and looked like right tourists with our map in our hands! As we headed towards the tram stop Liam realised that he didn't have his wallet on him!!!!! PANIC! I searched my handbag hoping it would be in there, and it wasn't so Liam ran back to the train unfortunately in his stressed state ran down to the wrong train! After realising this we both ran to the right train to luckily get on and find his wallet! Thank god we found it with all the money, tickets and cards in!
Soon after the panic was over we calmed down and took a trip on a tram, they are similar to buses except you wait for them in the
middle of the road, it is kind of odd. Also no one checks your tickets, throughout the whole day we only got asked once for our ticket! The Victoria Market was our first stop, a huge market with fake ugg boots in which we were trying to decide which ones look the most authentic for me to buy, lovely food, souvenir's and other random tack. We had a REALLY nice bacon and egg roll lol which only costs us 4 bucks ha! We walked round for quite a bit, bought a few pressies but nothing special.
Next we went back into the city took a few photos there are a lot more skyscrapers and massive buildings not like London. We got on another tram to St Kilda, where the beach is it wasn't a great day but hey we're British and we love the beach in all weathers! Although we weren't as brave as the two weirdos who were in the freezing cold sea! It's a nice beach, better if it was a bit warmer, walked along the promenade and as Liam just said to me 'we saw the most beautiful car', a Ferrari something or other, we'll upload
a photo! We also took a photo of the infamous Luna Park, it took a while due to all the people standing in the way but we got it in end!
Oh and we had a cheeky Macca's as the Ozzie's call it AKA McDonald's the menu is so much better than the British one, you can have frozen drinks and bigger burgers!!!
Now for the worst part, we wanted to go to the Docklands where there is a new Waterfront City that has been built recently. Unknowingly we got on the wrong tram! So we were going along thinking, where are we, looking at the map, looking worried and a woman opposite us eventually said where do you guys need to go? Which we replied the Docklands, and she laughed saying that is in the other direction, we're on the wrong tram! It was only a minor delay to our day, an hour later we were on the right tram! Anyways we got to see the ghetto of Melbourne, so now we have the full experience of the city lol!
Finally, we got to the docklands and walked along the bay, the apartments were very nice
and the restaurants looked very posh, not for our budget unfortunately! We took a few more snaps of the sun setting over Melbourne skyline, but it started to get cold and a bit dark so headed back to the city centre to find the infamous Flinders Street Station.
We thought the station was only down the road because of the map however, in Australia nothing seems to be 'just down the road' it is more like a 10 mile walk which we have experienced now on several occasions. Anyways we got there and it was quite dark but I managed to get some good photos not so much Liam, he tries hard bless him!
Down the road from the station is Federation Square, it was kind of like Leicester Square but smaller we looked at the Tim Burton Exhibition, well the free bit of it and walked around, then decided to go and get dinner! Hannah had told us to go down Degraves Street to eat, we walked there and it was packed so walked away in hope of finding somewhere else to eat! After half an hour of searching, you would think Melbourne would have a lot
of restaurants, it doesnt....well not where we were walking! We eventually found probably the only British pub in the whole of Australia and settled down to eat! Liam had a homely Shepard's pie, whilst I ventured towards the Australian cuisine in having a Chicken Parma, although they do something similar in England!
After the bill for the meal we realised we are NEVER letting Liam buy a Budweiser whilst in Oz it cost $8.50 for a bottle!! He doesn't even like beer he just wanted to look manly, we are sticking to Coke from now on! We went to the train station, although we didn't know what train to get on so we had to ask an Ozzie who had just finished his shift, he didn't look too impressed but helped us!
We got back home around 9.30pm after a long day and went straight to sleep!
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