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Day 2 in Melbourne

Also our last full day in Melbourne

sunny 68 °F

21 April 2018

When I say we slept well...10pm to 8am - wish I could do that at home.

We're up and out....what to do today? Weather is still nice but right now food is on our minds.

Still looking for those cafes on Brunswick Street. As it turns out, Saturday morning is pretty quiet but we did find GUTZ open.
A local cafe with a Turkish flare. Jim opted for eggs Benedict with Salmon and I ordered Jilbar Eggs (new for me - poached eggs with pastirma in garlic yogurt and a fried pepper, mint and butter sauce served with crusty break).....well, there goes those 25K steps. Not sure I would order it again. Though very tasty, a bit rich for breakfast. But ...nothing ventured ...nothing gained.


We also walked the local neighborhood. Love the architecture.


After breakfast, we headed to the Melbourne Museum. It's a nice museum and free for seniors. Truthfully, I wanted to see the Viking exhibit but Jim can only take so much "museuming" so we opted out.

We decided to try the local #35 Tram. It's a local tram that circles the CBD. You are able to get on and off and it's free. Seems to be today's theme.

Our other destination today was a late lunch at Shangai.........a little place we found that serves xiao long boa (my very favorite Shanghai dumplings). We arrived to a very short line and enjoyed a dozen...or two.


Took some time back at the hotel to catch up on my blog and let Jim grab a nap.....

Short nap turned a bit long and we weren't really hungry but still early. There is a bar in our guest house so we wandered down for a beer. We weren't the oldest people there but definitely in the minority :-) Had a beer and opted for a small pizza - just enough.

Tomorrow we'll be taking off to pick up our campervan and heading out to explore more of Australia. Our first stop will be Toora and the Wilson's Prom area.

The adventure continues.

Posted by pjburke 00:45 Archived in Australia

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you know I love those food shots!

by nan

I woke up. Read your blog. Now hungry for an exotic breakfast like the photos in this blog. Yum!

by Brenda Rubacha

The food looks amazing!

by Sue Weiland

I love your photos of architectural bent! I love how you take us through places and what you eat! Wonderful!

by Rosie

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