Melbourne: Biking Around Docklands

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Being away from Melbourne for a few weeks made me feel a bit homesick and after seeing a lot of places overseas, although all so beautiful, made me understand better why Melbourne has been reported to be the No.1 most liveable city in the world.

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So to celebrate my enlightenment, my husband and I decided to spend an afternoon at Docklands to enjoy the view of the CBD from the marina, try a local restaurant and simply just hang out and commit to a slow afternoon.

 

 

Docklands is popular for being a discount shopping precinct for the latest fashion trends, designer brands as well as wholesale shopping. There are a variety of activities one can do around the area like ice skating or going for a ride on the Melbourne Star to enjoy the scenic view of the city. I decided to have a go at Melbourne’s Bike Share since I’ve always wanted to try it and tick it off my bucket list.

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Melbourne bike share is a great way to get around the CBD for only 3AUD per day.  It is a bit tricky though as you have to dock your bike every 30 minutes in one of their bike station, otherwise you will be charged a fee. So basically, your 3AUD allows you unlimited 30 minute bike rides around the city, which is not too convenient if you have a lot of exploring and sightseeing to do in a certain area.

This I did not know until I noticed in my account that I was charged a hefty price for overtime fees.

Ignorance is bliss!

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The not so cold winter afternoon that Friday was just the perfect time to soak in the ambiance of the harbour.

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And to walk along the docks.

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We waited for dusk to come and once it arrived we were entertained by a display of golden colours that glimmered through the harbour’s skyline.

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Feeling a bit hungry we grabbed a spot in Cargo, ordered some aperitifs and tried their awesome burger and wedges. My first bite of their bacon- topped-wedges and I felt so thankful to be back in Melbourne!!!

Now I also understand better what they mean when they say something about ‘Melbourne’s food culture’.

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Nearly eight years of living in Melbourne and still I get moments that I cannot believe that I am living in this beautiful city that I now call Home.

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Coat by Chicwish

Jumpsuit by ASOS

 

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Oh Melbourne, I Love You!

 

`inmysomewhere

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