Our time in Melbourne is nearly up and goddamn I’m gonna miss this place! Although adventure awaits, I will be leaving a little bit of my heart in this amazing city. Here’s what I will be missing most about Melbourne.
1 – Dumplings at my favorite Chinatown restaurant Juicy Bao.
3 – Enjoying a healthy meal at Lentils as Anything. The best restaurant idea ever!
4 – Buying our fruit and veg fresh from our local grocer or Queen Vic Market.
6 – Being able to explore a new suburb every week.
7 – Recognising new pieces of street art and the artists behind them.
8 – Learning! There’s always free talks, exhibitions and workshops going on around town. My favorite were hosted by The Workshop in Fitzroy.
9 – The hipsters. Watching grown men in suits riding a scooter or skateboard to work will never get old.
10 – The people. Everyone is lovely here. At the beginning I was weirded out by the random strangers smiling at me on the street. But once you realise that their not crazy murderers then it’s kinda nice!
11 – How politically switched on Melbourne is. It seems like every weekend there’s some protest or another. Whether it’s against the banks, fascists or the government’s new ridiculous piece of legislation – Melburnians will hit the streets and have their say. Good on ’em!
12 – Living in the best location in town. Brunswick Street is one of my fave streets in the world. Cafes, restaurants, bars, shops… you name it Brunswick Street’s got it. I can’t think I’ll be having such a cool postcode anytime soon.
If you want to see what I’ve been up to in Melbourne, check out the full archive here.