Melbourne, Australia

A quick pitstop


5/28/20232 min read

One night only...

My early-morning flight to Melbourne from Launceston meant I landed at the hotel I had booked, well before the usual check-in time of 2pm, and I had expected to have to ask if I could store my bags for the day while I explored as much of the city as I could, given I was only here for the day. However, upon arrival, I was told my room was all ready for me, which made my day and meant I could get sorted before heading out. I stayed the night at Melbourne City Apartment Hotel and was NOT disappointed. The service was excellent - and the room was a proper one-bedroom apartment, equipped with all the luxuries of home! Would highly recommend a stay there (and a soak in the rooftop spa while you're at it!) - and I'll definitely be back.

So I dropped my gear, threw some washing in the machine, and headed out for a whirlwind walking tour around as much of the CBD as I could cover in a day. I loved the vibe (being a Sunday) - and seeing all the families, friends, and solo's like me, out and about until the late afternoon, enjoying all the shopping, markets, coffee and tantalising food on offer at the cities' numerous dining establishments.

Melbourne really is such a great vibe. Highlights for me have got to be the mix of old and new architecture, the free trams (making it easy to get around) and the unending choices for a bite to eat.

It's easy to get into the city via the Sky-Bus, or if (like me) you have too many bags for the bus, I found a lovely taxi-driver named Sam, who I booked again to take me back to the airport for my Bali flight the next day. He reckons he'll still be around in a couple of years and would like me to look him up, so he can hear all about my exciting travels! I'd love to pass on his details for anyone that needs a great driver, and as I said.. definitely look up my room recommendation above.

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