Monday, July 25, 2011

Melbourne trip - Some tips


It has a good driving culture here. Please follow lane concept, give signal and drive politely. Remember, drive according to the speed limit :)

Some parking lot may provide more information e.g. park 90 deg, 45 deg or so.

Public Toilet
It is easily available. Sometimes it looks like below.

With indication if it is in-used or vacant.

Power Socket
The supply is 220 and 240 volts AC. The socket looks like below:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Melbourne trip (Day 7 Story 3) Melbourne city photo

Some city photo took on the bus. I like the creative architectural building.

Flinders Station

Whose purse?

That's all, about my trip to Melbourne and Tasmania :) However, this is not the end, still got another or two post. What is that about? Stay tuned ;)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Melbourne trip (Day 7 Story 2) Brunetti, Melbourne

It was quite late when we reach Brunetti at Lygon St. However, the shop is still full of customers. Finally we manage to find a table.

Shawn and Ivan, if you are reading this, you know I will always say Yes to Tiramisu ;) Oh yes, first thing first, it is tiramisu at AUD 6+.

Next is Opera at AUD 6+.

I guess I cannot take opera in the future, it is too sweet for me now.

A cup of coffee at AUD 3.80. I remembered I mentioned somewhere in this trip blog, coffee in Australia is so nice! For me as a black coffee lover, the aroma is enjoyable.

Pizza at AUD 7.90 come with salad.

It was a good lunch! We were too full, no empty spaces in stomach to try the gelato. We thought to have it later near Brunetti City Square at Flinders Lane. Unfortunately they do not serve gelato, or maybe it was out of stock. It is a very small outlet. Well then, some other food for dinner.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Melbourne trip (Day 7 Story 1) Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

In the early morning, it was good to see the uncle sun. We head to Queen Victoria Market.

First of all, breakfast. although uncle sun is here, but the weather is still cold. I am still looking for hot breakfast, at least not sandwich nor burger. Oh we chosen Indian food.

Surprisingly, I feel the food is good. The basmathi rice, lassie, nice dish. It cost AUD 10.90.

The market is very big. It has few section. Fruit and vegetables, meat, souvenirs, clothes and etc.

Can I bring an air plant to the air plane? If I can, I would have buy one :)

It is almost lunch time after finish visit Queen Victoria Market. It was with some showering rain sometimes, and a little wind. NC can't stand the coldness and she bought a leggings. While choosing the leggings, the chinese shopkeeper told us it was 5 deg C only. It is usually strange to have such low degree in mid October. Well, weather around the world is unpredictable now. Unexpected flood, drought, earth quake and ... hopefully no more. My dearest reader, please exercise 3R, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, help our planet, help ourselves.

Fortunately uncle sun came out to say Hi when we walked to Lygon St for lunch.

No, I didn't take Malaysia food. Brunetti I am coming!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Melbourne trip (Day 6 Story 2) DFO Southwharf, Melbourne

While walking to DFO, the strong wind remains, with rain. Can't imagine how strong is the wind? Look at my broken umbrella below. No wonder I see a lot of people use no umbrella on the street. This must be not new to the locals.

Almost immediately if I can go into a building, we went into the convention center to walk to DFO.

Too cold outside and I have no mood to take picture of DFO. I have no desire to take shop photo, so just food photo on the following.

My lunch at the food court, Japanese rice at AUD 8.80 for two dishes.

In the evening, the wind is still strong, but fortunately it stop raining. While walking back to backpacker house, we take a quick dinner when pass by a Japanese restaurant.

The bento at AUD 9.2, and another AUD 2.20 for a bowl of miso soup.

We have been joking a lot at night, go to Melbourne take so many Japanese meal, 去墨尔本吃日本餐 :p Well, it was a very cold day, I hope to get some hot food and rice. Hopefully tomorrow will be good weather!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Melbourne trip (Day 6 Story 1) Back to Melbourne

After returning from Tasmania, we check-in to Green Backpacker house again in the late night. In next day morning, we walked to Federation Square visitor information center, to plan our itinerary before return home two days later.

We have not plan very detail for this trip. We have just high level plan for accommodation and car rental. You know, planning can never cope with changes. 计划永远赶不上变化. I enjoy relax and flexible travel style more. After we step out from Federation Square, while waiting for the shuttle, it started to rain.

It was so cold and the wind was strong. So plan changed, we will walked to DFO for shopping, until if the weather become better.

Ah, some of St Paul's Cathedral snapshot. It is just opposite of Federation Square.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tasmania trip (Day 3 Story 5) Seaport, Launceston

We still have few hours before fly. We drove to Seaport for light food.

We went to Levee Food Co.

Oh yes, it is oyster again before we leave :) AUD 14.50 for half dozen.

Goodbye Launceston.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tasmania trip (Day 3 Story 4) Launceston town, again

After visited tulip farm, lavendar farm, tried the seafood and oyster, we felt very satisfied with the trip. I am not fancy in wine, no wine is fine :) I appreciate green and natural more :)

On our way back to the town, see houses is all around.

The authentic The Old Umbrella Shop.

That's almost the end of Tasmania trip, left just one more post.