Spent the weekend in Melbourne with Suga, Felix, Dianne, my sister Jamie and Richie. It was epic! I’m very much in love with Melbourne again (didn’t have a great time last trip), loved the food, the sights and most of all the company.
Train crossing on the way to the airport.
It’s a tradition to eat McDonalds at the airport, always highly satisfying for some reason.
My T-Shirt :P
The lady pilot hammered our plane into the ground, one of the hardest landings I’ve felt in a long time. We stayed at the Quest on Collins St. in the CBD and we were pleasantly surprised at how huge and clean our apartment was.
The girls wanted to shop so we hit Chapel Street straight away. Dianne runs a food blog and so she’s always taking photos of everyone’s meals before we’re allowed to eat (haha).
The girls were pretty much walking into every single fashion store. Felix and I had done the whole street by the time they had done only one block! We checked out the Knog store though and had a chat with the cool cats inside.
They sell Swobos at the shop, these ones are customised by the infamous Shifter Bikes.
John and Jamie at Knog. Cool guys, they gave me a load of sweet Knog stickers to put on the counter at MCC.
Bikes are absolutely everywhere in Melbourne. So many riders.
Fixie boys outside of the Town Hall.
Felix and I dropped into the Blue Bar on Chapel St. for a cold one.
We hooked up with Richie and Jamie and had dinner at The Point on Saturday night. Check the lit up fridge. I love a place that displays their meat!!!
The foodie at work! Mixed reviews on this restaurant. My steak was damn perfect but others were either too raw or overcooked. Shame really as they pride themselves on serving the best steak in the whole of Australia.
The next day we got up early, killed an amazing brekky then picked up our Tarago hire car to hit the Great Ocean Road. Unfortunately it was pissing down.
We stopped off at this cute little cottage cafe.
They served up some killer scones with jam and cream.
We loved the jam so much we bought some to take home.
At this point it started pouring rain and we all got pretty wet, we forged on though!
Just another pitt stop.
Fish and Chips for lunch, we’re almost there!
“AW SHIT!” – Our Tarago had mad plates.
Amazingly the sun came out when we got to the apostles!!!
Felix and Dianne, the wind was so strong which just made it all the more amazing.
Richie and Jamie.
Wow, what a view.
The trusty Tarago was impressive. No power but it could steer! Suga absolutely caned the thing through the twisties!
Cityscape at sunset ended our epic road trip on a high.
We met up with some Melbourne crew for drinks. Shiri and a few Club ITR guys.
We had some Japanese then Shiri took us to “Cookie” which was a totally rad bar.
Di and Felix @ Cookie.
Art @ Cookie.
Jamie @ Cookie.
Suga @ Cookie.
Shiri @ Cookie.
The next morning we hit centre lane again for brekky, which again, blew us away.
Middle Eastern brekky of meatballs and baked eggs!
Spotted outside, lovely.
We also checked out some awesome graff.
We managed to squeeze in Brunswick St. too where Christina once again went on a manic shopping spree (she did well!). This Polyester sign used to be painted large on their shop front, someone was so offended that they threw a brick through the window so now it lives on a much smaller sign outside.
On the tarmac.
It’s home time.
Home, safe and sound in Sydney.