Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Melbourne Trip 2016 - Day 1

I can't believe it's turning 2 weeks now since we came back from Melbourne. As usual, things got busy at home and at work so there was really no time to have shared this adventure sooner. It was a short visit this year compared to last year nevertheless it was just as fun.

Anyway, the trip was packed with too many beautiful photos so I will post about them day by day.

Day 1 - 4 Aug 2016

We traveled by car on Thursday. We left Sydney around 5 in the morning and took us the whole day to get there including the stops. By the time we reached our booked accommodation at Docklands, the sun has set. Fortunately, the house was really nice and cosy. We were very exhausted from the travel but had a very comfortable sleep.

The house we stayed in this year was a huge improvement from the one we had last year - will post about it when I get the time. It was quite expensive and too spacious for just the 4 of us to be honest. So when we were at the house, the kids had fun playing hide and seek or just chilling inside the walk-in closet which they turned into their very own headquarters, while the husband was busy in the kitchen (as usual). As for me, I was in charge with managing our clothes and keeping the house in order.

The girls enjoying their headquarters. No one's allowed to get in unless you know the pass code!

The girls' bedroom. First day, feeling refreshed after a good night's sleep.
And the other bedroom. Forgive the mess! This was taken when towards the end of the vacation so... :p

The dining room with its nice view of the outside cityscape

The adjoining lounge with its minimalistic interior design

View from the lounge, day and night

And the pièce de résistance - a heated pool at the top floor with its mesmerizing view of the city
The house had all the amenities we needed. We were able to wash our clothes, iron, cook. It has plenty of space and storage for all our stuff too. I just love it's architecture and minimalistic design. It's so spacious and simple but it had everything... oh except for the rice cooker which we had to purchase at Kmart hehehe. The location was great too! It's just 5 minutes walk away from the shops, restaurants and bank when you get out of the building and a few minutes drive away from the good parks and the concert venue, which was the main reason for our Melbourne adventure. It would be nice to book the place again next year God willing.

The next day, Friday, was free day so our next stop: Fitzroy Gardens. The weather was sunny and the clouds were clear, perfect for walking around and enjoying the place.

To be continued...

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