Category Archives: Markets

Hobart to Melbourne

Left Hobart early – left our unit at Seven Mile Beach at around 4:30am and we flew out at 6:05.  Landed in Melbourne at 7:07. Most impressive.  One other thing of significance is the Qantas Entertainment. I had tuned into a movie on my flight from Melbourne to Hobart called “Finding Grace”.  An gentle little Aussie movie about a family who needed to reconnect. Anyway it was a usual film length but due to the flight being short, I had not been able to finish watching it.  On my return flight from Hobart, I opened up the Qantas app and continued from where I had left off. I was gobsmacked. As a result was able to watch the rest of the movie before we landed in Melbourne.  I was very pleased.

Our room in the Wyndham on William is lovely, complete with kitchen and balcony.

Once we had dumped our bags we caught a tram to the South Melbourne Markets. We met our friends from Coburg, great to see them again and had breakfast.

Later, we returned to find we could check in early. So we did.  We were tired from our very early start.

I later ventured out to meet another Melbourne mate. So lovely to see these people who all live on the wrong side of the country.

We ate dinner at Cookie – pub/Thai Restaurant. I used my illustration filter on my camera.

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Bunyip Cafe, South Melbourne Markets, Train/Tram Rides

Bunyip Cafe
Bunyip Cafe

After my time with Andrew at the Bunyip – I left and toddled to the South Melbourne Markets. imageI was on a mission and needed to buy a wallet from the Russian twins who had had the stall for years.  We had been there before and bought wallets.  Easy manner and good knowledge of his stock. I used facebook video chat to check with my he buyer that I had the right one.  My Russian friend helped with the turning etc to show off the potential purchase.  It worked – yes that’s the one. Another sale.

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After that I looked around for my secret santa gift for the family lunch. I have now bought 3 things I like and can only part with one of them. Sigh. And that will be a stretch.

I had to renew my Myki card which had expired – but the remaining 35 cents was transferred to the new card and I have been leaping on and off trains and trams all week.  Its pretty easy going into town and back from Coburg and most of my previous knowledge was correct, and when it wasn’t I fixed it.

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I have had a great time catching up with people and eating good food.