I arrived in Melbourne in the 2nd week of December. The sunset at Avalon airport was beautiful and I managed to take a photo of it just seconds before the airport officer told me to stop using the phone.
Melbourne Sunset pic.twitter.com/02s7X9CtKX
— Trâm Trần (@halshinta) December 6, 2017
The journey from Avalon airport to Southern Cross Station took around 50 minutes. Looking out from the bus, I saw a different side of Australia which was not as vibrant and lively as Sydney or Saigon.
Some conference delegates asked me “How do you like Melbourne?”, and I was like “So far I haven’t got to like it yet”. The weather dragged me down since the first day with cold breeze and light rain, then a sudden increase in temperature to 36-37 degrees several days later made me almost fainted when walking to the beach. Besides, I didn’t get to see much of the city as most of the time I was in either RMIT University or Don Bosco Campsite.
Yet there’s some hope in the food scene! The faci team took me to ShopHouse Kitchen – an Asian Eating House where I got to try Tom Yum fried rice (H13) and it was super yummy.
It’s just sad to know that the restaurant has no branch in Sydney (▰˘︹˘▰)