Melbourne, Australia. She’s a saucy minx of a city.
Given she was named after the rumored lover of Queen Victoria of England, Lord Melbourne, it’s really no surprise.
I missed out on the organisation gene, so I regularly find myself somewhere new without enough time to do everything I’d like. I like to see the sights without it feeling like a night of bad speed dating, rushing from one half-baked experience to the next.
With the awkwardness of three-minute dates in mind, I’ve made sure the following is a regular day, not too short and not too long, just right. By that I mean six to eight hours, not a ridiculous list you couldn’t possibly do in a day. I don’t know about you, but when I travel, especially if I’m on holidays, I do not get up before 6am.
9am – Coffee: the breakfast of champions
As my fellow caffeine addicts will know, it’s hard to start any day without a coffee, and luckily enough, Melbourne has the best brew in Australia.
A local introduced me to a funky laneway café which boasts tasty coffee and an interior not unlike stepping back in time to the 30s and 40’s. Complete with a barber and shoe-shiner, Captains of Industry is on Somerset Place, just a few left turns off Elizabeth Street, in Melbourne’s city centre.