So, let me elaborate on my first days in Melbourne. After a comfy journey from Brussels to Melbourne, I was greeted by Chris and Luke at the airport. It was late night so Friday was I suppose uneventful.
After two hours of sleep – blame jet lag – Chris and Luke showed me around Melbourne.
- Coastal Saint Kilda,
- The National Gallery of Victoria (Ian Potter Center) with Australian art,
- Lt. Bourke Street, which you could compare with London’s Oxford Street,
- Some arcades,
- Center Place,
- Victoria Parliament,
- Fitzroy Park.
On Saturday night C&L threw me a ‘barbecue’ which we did inside as it was chill. Well, the locals thought so… lol.
The plan was to go out at The Peel, a gay night club. But we were tired and frankly a bit too tipsy to get there. I’ll check out the gay scene later.
Today, Sunday, after four hours of sleep, we saw
- Queen Victoria Market,
- I bought shorts (yes, I’m wearing shorts),
- Collingwood, where we had lunch and which is a bohemian arty chic neighbourhood,
- South Bank
- The Australian Open Arena
- The Melbourne Cricket Ground, home of AFL and the 1956 Olympics.
Now Luke is cooking kangaroo.
It’s all in a nutshell, I know. I’m really fond of Melbourne. It’s a mix of modernism and colonial heritage. Melbourne is cosmopolitan but very ‘manageable’.
Bring on tomorrow!