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.
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.
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!
The not so cold winter afternoon that Friday was just the perfect time to soak in the ambiance of the harbour.
And to walk along the docks.
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.
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’.
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.
Coat by Chicwish
Jumpsuit by ASOS
Oh Melbourne, I Love You!