#TBT – Melbourne 2012

Our first stop in Australia during our around the world trip was Melbourne. I remember this city fondly as it reminded me of Europe (after all that time in Asia) and it was quite small and easy to navigate. I am not going to lie, there was plenty of beer consumed during our week here…

Young & Jackson

Mostly at Young & Jackson, a pub just next door to our hostel.

Young & Jackson

We went walking around the Victoria Harbor and Ethiad Stadium.

Victoria Harbor Victoria Harbor There was the webb bridge.

webb bridge

And of course countless cafés all over CBD!

Cafés in Melbourne The National Gallery of Victoria has a famous water wall.

water wall national gallery of victoria

We also took a stroll through The Royal Botanical Gardens. It is always the perfect thing to do on a sunny day.

Royal botanical gardens melbourne And visited the Shrine of Remembrance (war memorial).

Shrine of remembrance We could not leave Melbourne without a visit to the Pancake Parlour, given that Claes is a huge fan of anything pancake.

The Pancake parlour We got into the spirit and dressed up like leprechauns.

St Paddys There was a demonstration in front of the Parliament House. Lucky us always in the midst of all the action!

Parliament House Melbourne Our hostel was close to Flinders station and Federation Square. There you can find this gorgeous building, ACMI (an arts centre showcasing the moving image).

ACMI Melbourne CBD by night.


We went up the Eureka 88 sky deck which is the tallest public viewpoint on the southern hemisphere. Claes would not go outside on the balcony as it was pretty windy 😛

Eureka 88 Skydeck

And of course we made some friends 🙂 All in all Melbourne was a perfect combination of Europe and Australia melted into one gorgeous city with heaps of fun activities and things to see!

YOung & Jackson Melbourne

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