During my trip down to Melbourne late last year, I came across a few remarkable things. The Queen Victoria markets was a dream grocery shopping destination. Luckily I was staying at a serviced apartment which meant I had access to a kitchen! Hoorah to all the specialists providing fresh meat, deli, bread, seafood, fruits and vegies. Without a trek to Antarctica, I also met some majestic king emperor penguins at the aquarium, and was one of the first to adventure onto the Southern Cross observation wheel -who needs the London Eye now?
Travel with me through these snapshots:

Out and about Melbourne - plane window view of island and ocean after take off from Sydney
View from plane window after take off from Sydney

Out and about Melbourne - Queen Victoria Markets, fresh herbs
Fresh herbs from Queen Victoria Markets

Out and about Melbourne - Queen Victoria Markets, organic mangosteens for sale
Organic mangosteens for sale at Queen Victoria Markets

Out and about Melbourne - Queen Victoria Markets, delicatessen, marinated seafood including baby octopus, calamari
Queen Victoria Markets delicatessens, marinated baby octopus and more

Out and about Melbourne - Queen Victoria Markets, organic vegetables including pumpkin, onion
Pumpkins and other vegetables at Queen Victoria Markets

Out and about Melbourne - Queen Victoria Markets, organic potatoes
Organic potatoes and lots of it

Out and about Melbourne - Crown Casino, money chips
Crown Casino chips, we won from playing blackjack

Out and about Melbourne - Yarra River at night
Yarra River at night

Out and about Melbourne - Shopping on Bridge Road
Shopping at Bridge Road

Out and about Melbourne - St Kilda Beach
Sun-rays at St Kilda Beach

Out and about Melbourne - Aquarium, emperor king penguin
Emperor king penguin at the aquarium

Out and about Melbourne - aquarium, emperor king penguin, antarctic display
Antarctica penguin display at the aquarium

Out and about Melbourne - Jennifer Lam on snow mobile
Me on the snow mobile

Out and about Melbourne - king spider crab
King spider crab, looks a bit like the Hokkaido Crab

Out and about Melbourne - aquarium, jellyfish
Jellyfish at the aquarium

Out and about Melbourne - aquarium, illuminated hot pink jellyfish
Illuminated hot pink jellyfish at the aquarium

Out and about Melbourne - tasselled anglerfish
Remember this from Finding Nemo? It’s the tasselled anglerfish

Out and about Melbourne - clown fish
Nemo himself, clown fish at the aquarium

Out and about Melbourne - aquarium, box fish
Box fish at the aquarium

Out and about Melbourne - aquarium, turtle
Turtle at the aquarium

Out and about Melbourne - wide angle view of aquarium
Wide angle of aquarium display

Out and about Melbourne - aquarium glass tunnel
Aquarium glass tunnel

Out and about Melbourne - Southern Star observation wheel
Brand-spanking-new Southern Star observation wheel

Out and about Melbourne - inside the Southern Star observation wheel, similar to London Eye
Inside the Southern Star observation wheel

Out and about Melbourne - Jennifer Lam beneath Southern Star Observation wheel
Me beneath the wheel at HarbourTown outlet

Out and about Melbourne - inside airplane, view of seats and aisle
I promise these aren’t my feet, view of plane seats and aisle

5 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks lili! Yes, totally loved QV Markets! Sydney is great too though, our markets are spread all around.
    FFichiban, ah, I haven’t seen Seven Pounds yet!
    shez, shopping in Melb is all round awesome! 2 DFOs, Brunswick St, Bridge Rd, Chapel St and now Harbour Town, I wanna go again!

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