Sunday, 5 May 2019

Back in Oz ... Chinese and Time Out

We were shattered when we arrived back at our hotel in Melbourne after our two day tour but we still needed to eat and decided on a Chinese.

We walked into Melbourne's China town and found it difficult to decide where to eat as they all seemed have the same menu.  Lots of restaurants had queues along the street ... they were obviously the best ones but we were too tired to queue and managed to find one that was busy inside and went in.  The menu was pretty much what we expected but presented in a booklet form with pictures of each meal.  To be perfectly honest I can't remember now what we ate but that it was enjoyable.
After our meal we walked back into town and even at 10pm it was still buzzing with people and traffic. The above picture shows Flinders Street Railway Station
We stopped at this restaurant/cafe called Time Out in Federation Square where we ordered drinks and people watched
Melbourne is amazing at night with all the lights etc., the dome you can see behind the railway station is St Paul's Cathedral
Even the gigantic cranes are lit up at night
and the lights projecting pictures and patterns onto this empty building kept changing every few minutes

That's us ... my brother Garry, my sister-in-law Sue, George of course and me!

It was a late night after a busy day ... wonderful!

The following day (23rd Feb) was not an early start ... we all had a well deserved lie-in, a late breakfast and then went to explore Melbourne's alleyways ...
This cake shop was a real show stopper ... yum, yum!
This is the Royal Arcade ...
full of independent shops.

Remember on the first day of that tour we went to see The Apostles and saw two stacks known locally as Gog and Magog?
... well here are two more ...

We did our shopping, had a light lunch and then caught a taxi ... but more of that in my next Back to Oz post ... watch this space!

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