Quick Melbourne Trip ~ the little lioness

Quick Melbourne Trip

Qantas QF477 CBR-MEL
Takeoff from Canberra Friday morning

Was down in Melbourne Friday/Saturday for a meeting on Saturday. Headed down Friday morning so I could catch up with a friend for lunch and do some Melbourne wanderings before the scheduled dinner Friday night and meeting all day Saturday…

Qantas QF477 CBR-MEL

The flight there was lovely and uneventful (though I was on the wrong side of the plane to see Mt Hotham and the other things the pilot kept mentioning!)

Qantas QF477 CBR-MEL
Victorian Snow

Qantas QF477 CBR-MEL
Delicious! Luken and May biscuits

Who else would own this bag?

Then it was off to the Oaks on Market to see if they’d let me check in. Which they did :) I was sharing a 2 bedroom apartment with another person.

Oaks on Market, Melbourne

Oaks on Market, Melbourne

Oaks on Market, Melbourne
View from room 609

Oaks on Market, Melbourne

Oaks on Market, Melbourne

Oaks on Market, Melbourne

Oaks on Market, Melbourne
No shower cap? But there were some old, broken bathroom scales! Weird!!

Off to the city centre

Council workers armed with massive lenses

The new bike hire system

A tram and Flinders st station, of course

Luncha the Libray Melbourne

I got to catch up with a friend for lunch at the City Library cafe… she got to he me moan about my stressed brain, rather patiently ;)

Luncha the Libray Melbourne
yummy Greek salad with tiny olives!

Spent some time after that wandering, tried on some things, but they weren’t right… wound up back at the hotel, showered, put on my Maiocchi dress, and hung out in the R2 bar with my netbook and internet stick :p

Melbourne - R2 Oaks on Market - Frangelico Caprioska

Melbourne - R2 at Oaks on Market

Cherry Bomb

Breads at R2 at Oaks on Market

Before long, it was time to head to the Welcome dinner, held at Alexi’s in the hotel

Barramundi at Alexis Oaks on Market

I had the Barramundi which was yum! Then myself and my roommate asked and got fruit salads, while the others ate deliciously awesome looking sweets.

The Saturday was LONG… 8:30 til after five.

Sitting on the plane, seeing if the Sydney flight would leave first. It did :(

The pilot warned us to expect a bumpy flight, and it was rather bumpy except for the maybe 10 mins cruising! Lots of bumping through the clouds up and down.

Vegan Meal QF822
The Vegan meal… a soggy roast vege sandwich, some sultanas

Was pleased to be on the ground after that flight!!

(but not so to have to get up the next day for a full day at Uni. This may kill me yet.)



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6 comments for “Quick Melbourne Trip

  1. jess
    September 6, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Shower caps are essential!!


  2. September 6, 2010 at 8:05 am

    awwww you were at my fav city in Australia! I am super jealous :)

  3. September 6, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Heavens, why do I keep putting off visiting Melbourne? For crikey’s sake, I can even ahve free accomodation with my brother, and you’ve reminded me how tasty Melb can be! That Greek salad looks wonderful.

    Good luck with the uni hell… this stupid 10-3 term split is fricking HORRENDOUS.

    • September 6, 2010 at 6:21 pm

      ewww I heard about ANU’s 10-3 split.

      I’m at UC, not sure what the split is cos I’m technically ‘distance’, but I’m really thrown by the late start to the semester because of the winter term. Not sure if people are a fan of it.

  4. September 6, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I really must get to Melbourne – can’t believe I’ve never been!

    • September 6, 2010 at 6:22 pm

      Wow. Should add it to your list of destinations before home ;)

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