First impressions of Melbourne

First impressions of Melbourne


So, I’m here.. if you hadn’t already guessed. I’m here in Melbourne, Australia. Currently sitting on the rooftop of YHA Metro listening to Spotify, trying to drown out the horrendous noise coming from the building site opposite.

There’s a woman currently hanging her wet laundry out on the plastic red chairs. I’m guessing she doesn’t want to pay $4 to dry her clothes..fair enough.  My moods have been currently up and down (mother natures a bi*ch) and I’ve felt so stressed with the stresses of traveler life- and by that I mean money.

But some news, at last! Both Luke and I have got work washing Jaguars for the launch in Melbourne… YAY!! At least that’s a start right? This woman is actually using all the bloody chairs to dry her clothes.. I hope they blow away!!

It took me a while to get in the swing of things here in Melbourne. I always go on about how I have itchy feet and that I like to keep moving… but I actually don’t mind spending time in one place for a little while. I think it kind of takes me a while to get settled into my new surroundings. I’ll admit it now! I hated Melbourne when we first arrived, it’s just not Sydney. But Now I’ve been her for a week I can kind of appreciate how amazing this city is.  That’s just it, isn’t it. Sometimes it takes a while to see the beauty of a place and be able to navigate your way around easily before you can actually start to enjoy it. Before I needed Luke to show me how to use the trams and where to go. But now I can happily walk down to grab my boost or my avocado (obsessed with avocado on toast at the moment).

I think that a lot of people have always raved about Melbourne, that’s why I was disappointed when I first arrived. But I’ve learnt, that everyone has different tastes.. one part of the world excites one person and bores another.  I’m just going to use this time to get on my feet, start saving so I can have more wanderlust adventures.

So here’s to the next chapter.


  1. 29/01/2016 / 02:54

    The food particularly the coffee and brunch culture is amazing in Melb!

    • 05/02/2016 / 16:15

      Thank you for your comment!!
      Yes, I’ve heard it’s amazing.. works out well, as I probably don’t get out of bed to make it to breakfast.
      I will definitely have to check out a few places to brunch! x

  2. 29/01/2016 / 04:57

    I loved Melbourne especially in Summer so many festivals!

    • 05/02/2016 / 16:16

      Thank you for your comment travellerbailey.
      St Kilda festival is soon, and I really want to go.. just need some money first! x

      • 07/02/2016 / 06:45

        Gosh yes its pretty expensive isn’t it, great memories!

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