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  • Day132

    Exploring Melbourne

    February 8, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Was up and out early. Grabbed a pain au chocolate from the 7/11 and got the train to central Melbourne. The initial plan was to do a walking tour then visit what ever the tour guide recommended. The tour was free and the guide was excellent. Taught us lots about the history of Melbourne which is less than 200 odd years old.
    We finished the tour on the south bank of the river. This was close to the Eureka 88th floor sky tower. This has become a thing we do, therefore had to go up.
    Great views over the city and to the sea. A slight haze around, maybe from the bush fires?
    After that we took our friend Fiona's advice and visited the South Melbourne market. A old school style market, with lots of local produce.
    From there we walked to the War Memorial with unobstructed views up main roads both north and south.
    The plan was to meet Fi at an outdoor festival. So we picked up some ciders and got a spot to watch. Fantastic orchestra with some dancing. We all watched for a few hours before catching the train back to the hotel.
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