Somehow I have only ever visited Melbourne in the Winter, this visit culminating in a particularly cold and moody climate. Living in a subtropical part of Australia it’s nice to be reminded what a true Winter feels like; blustery, drizzly and often grey. At the same time, Melbourne does an excellent job of chasing away the gloominess with colour, painted walls, bright menus and warming whiskey dens.
We had a whirlwind catchup with a few old friends, did our best to make the most of every meal out and wandered around the eclectic shops and lane-ways. We also drank a bit of Guinness at some old fireside pubs and hole in the wall bars, the vibe and energy of Melbourne making Winter all the brighter.
Here’s a little snap shot of our stay.