Surprise! Surprise! It’s all been about the delicious food & coffees, of course. We are staying in an Airbnb on the 21st floor of an apartment block in South Melbourne. It’s very comfortable & has most things we need including a very very comfortable bed & it’s very quiet.
Across the road is a wonderful eatery/cake shop, Crux & Co, which we have visited a few times. This is my sweet potato & zucchini fritter which I had for breakfast yesterday.
After that I walked in the lovely botanical gardens just near here for a couple of hours with my lovely niece Chris.
This morning we went to the Immigration Museum which has very interesting displays of the various waves of migrants who have come to Australia. We then wandered around Southbank & had lunch at The Atlantic.
The seafood was lovely but I lashed out & had their pecan pie with pumpkin & mandarin for dessert. I wished I could have licked the plate. I think it was the best dessert I’ve ever eaten. Wow!
Crown Casino is amazing. The decor is all glitter but there were so many people gambling away their hard won cash. There must be thousands of poker machine & there were lots of croupiers looking bored to tears waiting for suckers to come along to lose their money.
During the week we caught the tram down to St Kilda &, of course we had coffee & cake in one of the famous Acland Street cake shops. (We love the trams. It’s so easy to get around with our 7 day MYKI pass.).
Another day we visited the Melbourne zoo which I found a little disappointing
We love the Queen Vic markets & went there to stock up on Friday. Fortunately it’s on our tram line as we had lots to carry home.
We still have another week of exploring. We’re looking forward to that!