Monday, September 18, 2017

It is finally time for the long awaited trip of the year(probably my life) too. It is my first solo trip and also my graduation trip. Not a post graduation travel but I was there to attend my own's graduation parade and ceremony. Before that let's get going, we are off to the most liveable city in the world!

I have never been to Melbourne before and the closest place I've been to was Sydney. I'm glad I had friends that made my journey in Melbourne a smooth one and I am more than thankfully towards them.flight scenery
I flew with Scoot and booked through Expedia, if you are like me and had to get the booking done via the phone, please please please remember to include your baggage! I flew SQ on my previous expedia booking and I totally missed out on the baggage. Had to pay a whopping $120 at the airport to have my luggage check-in, thought I had like 4hours before my flight. Not forgetting the visitor's VISA to be completed before you fly.
inflight shot
It was a pleasant flight, I had a friend's friend on board with me about 20 rows ahead of me, and nice ladies who sat with me whom we three had a really nice conversation. Isn't it just the beauty of solo travelling? 

inflight shot

I touched down the Melbourne Airport, followed closely to what my #MELBSUPPORTCREW 's instructions and found my way into the city. Getting there is really simple, go to the tourist counter after the customs, tell the staff that you want to get a ticket (one way or return) for the SkyBus, paid AUD30 and head over to the SkyBus. Very friendly bus captains, spacious bus and compliment WIFI on the ride! Woohoo! The SkyBus would then bring you to a train station, where the passengers will have to inform the captains where their hotel/hostels were at and they will arrange to drop the passengers off accordingly. 

skybus, Melbourne, Australia

main road, melbourne airport, australia

I touched down the Melbourne Airport, followed closely to what my #MELBSUPPORTCREW 's instructions and found my way into the city. Getting there is really simple, go to the tourist counter after the customs, tell the staff that you want to get a ticket (one way or return) for the SkyBus, paid AUD30 and head over to the SkyBus. Very friendly bus captains, spacious bus and compliment WIFI on the ride! Woohoo! The SkyBus would then bring you to a train station, where the passengers will have to inform the captains where their hotel/hostels were at and they will arrange to drop the passengers off accordingly.


melbourne chinatown, australia

shopping street, melbourne australia

Melbourne Town Hall,Swanston St,
The first and second day was mainly roaming around the city area and familiaring myself with the tram services and all. Now let's begin the trip! 
Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St, Christmas

In the evening, I managed to get hold of Joey and had a late night ice cream and catch up session (super long due) at this life changing gelato place, Pidapipo. You might have heard about it for their famous Nutella of the tap!

Address : 299 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

taking the tram, free tram zone, melbourne

Lyon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Gelatoria neon sign, Lyon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Pidapipo, Lyon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Pidapipo, Lyon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Pidapipo, Lyon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Angie eating Pidapipo ice cream, Lyon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Angie eating Pidapipo Ice cream, Lyon Street, Melbourne, Australia

Angie and Joey

Angie and Joey


We hanged out till really late but I woke up early for the next morning cause I am going to school and pick up my Graduation robe! I've never studied in the Melbourne campus, and precisely the point which makes me want to graduate in the main campus site even more.

Everything was super systematic, present your student ID and there will be student volunteers and staff to guide you through the collection process. It took me less than 10 mins and I'm done. I walked around the campus for a while before heading back to my hostel, put down my stuff and shopping time !

Rmit graduation robe collection, melbourne

I took the tram to harbour town for my first stop of shopping. Thankfully no buys from there!

harbour town, melbourne

tram tracks, melbourne, australia

harbour town, melbourne, australia

harbour town, melbourne, australia, ferris wheel

harbour town, melbourne, australia

harbour town, melbourne, australia


smurfs exhibition, harbour town, melbourne, australia

smurfs exhibition, harbour town, melbourne, australia

yarra tram, free tram zone, melbourne, australia

tram tracks, yarra tram, free tram zone, melbourne, australia

yarra tram tracks, free tram zone, melbourne, australia

in the yarra tram, free tram zone, melbourne, australia

street view, melbourne australia

street view, melbourne australia

street view, melbourne australia

melboune bikes









 I figured my way around and made it to the factory outlet where I got a some deals from the sports brands. It was super breezy so I was really enjoying the weather and I wondered what happened to summer...



Headed back to Chinatown for dinner, and here I have, the cheapest meal I had on the trip.  #asianmusteatriceone.








The weather got a bit more chilly after the sun sets, so I thought it would be a good idea to go to Max Brenner to have my favourite Suckao!
Bad idea, by the time I had the drink it wasn't hot enough to warm me up. So the better idea was to just head back to my lodge.

Flinders Street Railway station, Melbourne , Australia

Loves,
A.