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Birthday weekend in Melbourne

The trip started great with our taxi driver taking a little longer than expected and myself being cocky, thinking we would “only need to leave an hour before boarding because that’ll give us enough time”. We managed to get on another flight due to the lovely Tigerair staff that was willing to put us on the next available flight free of charge. That’s a first.

There is always this ongoing debate whether it’s Sydney or Melbourne that’s better. They both amazing cities, alright.

We checked into the Airbnb which was absolutely amazing. The whole building pretty much felt like it was built with one purpose only: renting it out.

If you don’t know what Airbnb does (yet), maybe book your next trip here. Let me help you, help me.

I think we had one of the apartments on the second last floor. Awesome views.

Ended up going out in Melbourne for the night to check out the city. Pretty cool.

As if it was meant to be, the next day we went down the classic tourist trail in Melbourne.

It’s quite a photogenic city.

Perfect weather for a stroll down the Queen Victoria Markets.

As a little extra (because why not), we went down to the Mornington Peninsula for some well-deserved downtime amongst nature.

Because of an amazing deal, we were able to book RACV Cape Schanck Resort on the Mornington Peninsula for the price of a hostel. On top of that, the Dutch receptionist was so kind to magically upgrade us to a suite with some killer balcony views.

We also arrived just in time for sunset. I’m a big fan of a good sunset. It just makes taking photos so much easier. Also, it’s quite unusual for me to see a sunset over the ocean. In Sydney, it’s usually the other way around.

We went to the famous Cape Schanck is the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula and separates the wild ocean waters of Bass Strait from the slightly calmer waters of Western Port and is home to around 500 lovely people. In case you were wondering.

Pretty good weekend if you ask me. Enjoyed Melbourne, but also good to head back to Sydney. Work is calling.


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