Local time: 8.04 pm
The time goes by so fast. We are already in mid september and I have already been here for two months. I can not believe that it has been two whole months. That means that we have less than three months left here before we are back in Norway. So, where to begin .. Last weekend we went to Melbourne. We had to travel by plane from the Brisbane airport. We landed in Melbourne late thursday night and checked in at a hostel called Nomades. This hostel is seriously so good. We stayed at the same hostel brand in Byron Bay and the location of the hostels are really good. Friday morning we went to a cafè called Manchester Press, which a friend of Oda recommended. Oda´s friend lives in Melbourne so she was kind enough to show us around. The cafe she recommended had the best gluten free bagels I have ever eaten. It was seriously so good.
After breakfast we went on a little sightseeing through the city. We went to a graffiti street, which was a really cool and inspiring street. We also went a little downtown to Fidlerz. This area was really relaxed and had a lot of vintage stores. We went to a rooftop bar/restaurant called Naked For Satan. This rooftop bar had an amazing view over the city and the atmosphere was great. After a little sightseeing we went for some shopping, since we knew they had H&M, Topshop and Zara. Finally some good stores, in Surfers we just have a limited selection of stores.
At night time we went to a burger restaurant called grilled and they had the best burgers I have eaten since I arrived Australia. Seriously worth a visit if you are in Melbourne. After dinner we went to a pre-party wit Oda´s friend Pernille and later on we went out to check out the nightlife.
Saturday morning we went on a road trip down the great ocean road. We started off at 11-12 am and we were back in Melbourne 11 pm. We had so much fun, I really recommend every one to take that trip, even though it is a long drive. The most amazing thing we got to see on our road trip was definitely The Twelve Apostles. We were very lucky since we reached just before sunset. So we brought a little picnic and enjoyed the sunset.
Sunday morning we started off our day at the Melbourne Market. After the market we went with the train to Brighton Beach. Brighton Beach was really cool. A long the beach it was a lot of multicolored beach box houses. The sand was quite different than we are used to in Surfers. It was a lot of seashells, so we had to be a little careful while walking barefoot. We only had an hour on the beach before we had to head back to Melbourne and reach our flight.
Melbourne is by far one of the most interesting cities I have ever visited. There is so much culture and I was really impressed with how much the city had to offer. I definitely want to come back one day.