#55 - a great day in melbourne
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I loved my day in Melbourne! :)
It started with a great run around the Albert Park Lake. It was such a gorgeous day today - the weather was so much better than yesterday. The lake looked gorgeous - it was all sparkly & blue & pretty. (Yesterday it was more on the grey side!) Anyway, I went on a run & then stopped at the Carousel restaurant for some poached eggs & a flat white. (If you've been reading any of this blog you will know how obessesed I am with both of those).
Then, I met up with Anita Poon's friend, Jonny, in Melbourne. Anita worked with him in SF & Jonny had just moved out to Melbourne 6 months ago.
Another particularly funny moment was when we were in the Queen Victoria Market looking at beetroot. Jonny told me a very funny story about his scary experience the first time he ate beetroot. I can still start cracking up just thinking about it.
After walking around for awhile, we went back to one of the lanes/arcades/alleys & got a coffee & some food at the Brown Sugar Cafe. There are all these tiny little cafes lining the streets - it's defintely a cool vibe. And then after that - we walked around some more & then got a drink down by the river. It was such a GORGEOUS day! It SO felt like vacation sitting outside, along the river, in the sun, having a glass of wine.
I think I had been suffereing from post-NZ-depression so it was great to have a day like today in Melbourne!!! Thanks Jonny! :)
Later that evening I went out to dinner with Steve & Naomi to Mecca Bah in the Docklands.
Very fun day exploring the city! I think I'll do more of the same tomorrow - might go on a different running route, explore some of the museums, who knows....it's defintiely different to be in a large, very international city like this coming from New Zealand, but I really do love the feel of this city & I'm just going to embrace it. :)