I haven’t been doing lotsa shopping recently because my pocket had burnt a big hole from my recent Australia vacation!! Hence today’s post will not be about product review but about my AWESOME VACATION!
*Turn back time*
Somewhere around April, I was chatting with my mom and we randomly suggested going on a vacation – to somewhere we haven been before.. Vietnam..? Shanghai..? Australia..? What.. wait? Australia sounds good…! Winter soon and the weather is going to be so awesome! Without hesitation, we checked out airfare, accommodation and places of interest!! To make the trip merrier, we even jio-ed (asked) my cousin & aunt along – that’s how we come out with “四个女人一个梦” (4 woman and a dream) for our FB album! Dream is to visit Caucasian country!
So.. Trip booked! Accommodation booked! 1-day Tour booked! OH! But I haven’t mention to you where I’m going isn’t it? hahaha! We are going to Melbourne/Gold Coast!! Woohooo! Winter and beach!
Finally the day is here to catch our flight! It was a pretty rush day for my cousin & me! We need to be at the airport by 7pm but we were stuck at work until 4.30pm! But anyway we made it to the airport..
We took a redeye flight from Singapore to Gold Coast.. I tell you, any flight more than 4 hours is really a pain in the a**! I couldn’t sleep well through out the journey and the only consolation was…. I got to see SUNRISE!!! Woohooo! It was beautiful I even woke my mom up!!!! And about another 2-3 hours… We saw BEACH!!! Wahhh getting excited (even when writing this post)!!! Look at the clear blue sea, or green?!!! Oh mannnn~~
So we have arrived our 1st destination – Gold Coast! Nope, we are not staying here for now! We are taking a domestic flight to Melbourne from Gold Coast! We are spending our first part of the vacation in Melbourne!!
And now allow me to present to you….. Melbourne!!! Pardon the dirty window…
The weather looks cold isn’t it!!
After collecting our baggages, we headed to the taxi stand! At this point, I actually feel that Australia indeed is a very safe place! People are friendly, helpful and orderly!
The lady stationed at the taxi queue was really alert! Just a slight commotion (no arguement involve, just a state of confusion) from far end, she noticed and walked very quickly and cleared the doubt!!
So usually for 3-4 person with baggage, I suppose a maxi cab will be your only option for a more comfortable ride to your destination! They only have one kinda taxi (company) so don’t worry about hoping the wrong taxi or taxi not able to bring you to your destination (ie: Hong Kong’s Blue/Green/Red taxi). Taxi in Melbourne are all metered taxi hence no daylight robbery! SAFE!!
Again, I can’t emphasize this enough, Australia is a safe place seriously! People there are so helpful and friendly..! Okie, don’t drift to much… You can click on above image on the meter fare breakdown..
Destination arrived!!! The affordable, reliable and convenient apartment!
Pegasus Apartment Hotel – 206 A’Beckett St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
*BEWARE! Photo flood!!*
Note: We have booked a 2 bedroom apt! Rate is about S$325 per night~
Oh, that’s a fridge at the far corner!
Yo do not need to bring or even buy anything pots and pans! Pegasus have it all!
4-5 sets of plates, bowls, fork, tablespoon, soup spoon, teaspoon, knife (for meals and for slicing/cutting), drinking glass, wine glass, mugs, cups and even saucer,
A tong, can opener, peeler, laddle, tea pot, big pot, small pot, drainer, pan, toaster, microwave, kettle, coffeemaker and of course the stove!!
Such well-equipped kitchen!!!! Check out the glossy tiles too!
Water is adjustable to hot/cold temperature
*full length mirror*
What makes the hotel in its best location?? Being near to Queen Victoria Market of course & its near town too!! It’s like QVM on your left and Town on your right!
We can see the whole QVM from our room! BIG AND GORGEOUS! Definitely a place to return again!
After exploring our room it’s almost 4pm in Melbourne!! Not that we spend half a day exploring but because we arrived Melbourne late hence by the time we reach Pegasus, it’s about 3pm already… Not much time left for shopping so we just walked arounf the neighbourhood to familiarized ourselves before we meet up with my long distance friend for DINNER!!
Before we meet up, my friend had already told me we will be dining at this place that sells awesome Italian food! I must say Papa Gino’s indeed taste AWESOME!!! Although I am back in Singapore, I STILL MISS their pizza greatly!! Probably the best pizza I ever tried! FULL of ham and bacon on a thin crispy crust!!! Worth every single cents!!
The only thing is that they do not accept reservation – but I’m not sure if it’s only because it’s weekend or they just don’t. Whichever the case, I think you should still come try Papa Gino’s!
…………BUT again, nothing can stop us for ICE CREAM dessert!!!!
Pidapipo is quite new along this street (sorry i can’t remember street name well but you can google it la~!), probably just 6 months old.. they serve gelato, yummy gelato! Many flavors too!
Good night all!
Stay tune for my Day 2 in Melbourne!
To read more about my Australia trip, click below!!
- Day 1 – Melbourne (Touch down)
- Day 2 – Melbourne (Queen Victoria Market/South Wharf)
- Day 3 – Melbourne (Great Ocean Road)
- Day 4 – Melbourne (Catch up/Shopping)
- Day 5 – Gold Coast (Surfer Paradise)
- Day 6 – Gold Coast (Movie World)
- Day 7 – Gold Coast (Sea World)