Melbourne Travel Diary - Day 1

Helloo :)

So I've finally found a bit of time to sit down and put together the photos from our trip to Melbourne. I can't believe a whole month has passed since we were there - time really has been flying by so crazy quickly this year... 

We arrived in Melbourne super early on Thursday morning, and after dropping our bags off at the hotel we started exploring. We were both in a slightly zombie-like state, thanks to night of very little sleep, but it was fun strolling around as the city was slowly waking up and coming to life. 

We found a cozy little cafe to sit down in and enjoyed a lovely breakfast and a cup of coffee that Melbourne is so famous for. 

After breakfast we decided to have a wander over to the Queen Victoria Market. The stalls were still being set up as we arrived and it was great just strolling around as all the fresh fruit and vegetable stalls were being set up. 

How cute are these cat face bags... my favourite is the grumpy cat!

Tom stopping for more coffee... 

There were so many cute cacti for sale! Unfortunately I couldn't buy one as we wouldn't have been able to bring it back to Perth, but a cactus or two is definitely on my list of things to get for the apartment!

After spending a good few hours walking around the Markets, we then headed to have a look at the shops.

I hadn't been to Melbourne since I was about 10 years old so it was lovely just being able to walk around and take it all in. It's such a pretty city with a mix of beautiful old and new buildings. I love that there are trees around in the middle of the city, and for some reason the fact that the taxi's are all yellow makes me very happy! :)

By this point Tom and I were both feeling pretty exhausted so we headed back to our hotel.

The view from our room was pretty awesome!

After a quick nap (we pretty much hadn't slept all night so it was necessary) we were ready to head out for dinner. 

We went to Mamasita, a mexican restaurant that just happened to be up the road from our hotel. The food was delicious and I definitely recommend it if you're visiting Melbourne and love Mexican food!

So that was our first day :) 

More photos to come!

Have you been to Melbourne? What are your favourite things to do there?

Lots of Love