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Melbourne - 5 Star luxury!

12th - 14th Jan By Mark

sunny 39 °C

As a leaving gift the lovely people at the Topia Project, where I'd been working in Sydney, had forked out for a night in a 5 star hotel in the heart of Melbourne (The Windsor) for Kate and I - after a few night winging it at the side of the road and in car parks a hotel bed, hot running water and a flushing toilet was a welcome change! We weren't dissapointed, the hotel was in a fantastic position and the room was beautiful. Thank you once again guys!


We'd arrived in Melbourne right in the midst of 39 degree days, not great for trapsing around a city taking in the sights, but we perservered and cracked on regardless.

Whilst not as visually appealing as Sydney, Melbourne does have a really nice feel to it - I can only describe it as a European essence with winding alleyways full of one off stores, quirky cafes and restaurants as well as tree lined streets with Vesace, Prada and Tiffanys stores.

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Our second night in Melbourne was spent in a campsite 9km north of the CBD, that day had maintained a steady 39 degrees for maximum discomfort so after jumping from one air conditioned shop to another we headed to our base for the night to take advantage of the pool and cool off. On the way up we caught the news on the radio that the temperature that night was not going to drop below 27 degrees...that's right, over night the temp was going to be as high as a typical summers day back in the UK, oh how we laughed and then wept.

Two days wasn't really enough but we crammed in plenty of walking and sight seeing, a trip to the Melbourne Mueseum AND a drive by Ramsey Street (disappointing no filming was going on) and exceptionally smaller in real life.


Posted by MarknKate 11:59 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

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Is that a Weeden on Ramsey street ?

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