Sunday, November 6, 2011


Some might remember a few weeks back I was in Melbourne for work but in my crazy state I haven't had a chance to post any pics (of which I have quite a few actually).

It was my first visit to Melbourne in some 3 years so I thought it would be worth heading down a day early to spend a beautiful Sunday just traipsing around the city. It was actually really lovely to spend a day alone going at my own pace and being able to be spontaneous. I think that's how you should spend time in Melbourne, though there were some things (eating mainly!) that I would have loved to have more time and good friends to join me in experiencing.

I stayed at the Crown Metropol which is one of the newer hotels within the expansive Crown complex. It's really quite a luxurious place and after long days at work I was really thankful to be able to enjoy the modern touches they had on offer.
Pretty bathroom looking out to the room

I learned to love this settee - it was as comfortable as it was beautiful and I really wished I could sit there for afternoons on end reading a fabulous book. Instead I settled for some girly magazines compliments of the hotel (!) as they had 5-6 magazines sitting on the bedside table which were constantly getting refreshed.

And look how awesome the pool is - it's very oriental inspired, almost felt like an Asian Day Spa - too bad I was busy working so didn't have time to go and enjoy it!

When you swim it's basically looking over the whole of Melbourne like an infinity pool.

As much as people say Melbourne is a shopping capital - and, yes, there is some great shopping - I was quickly bored of it so decided to see the Tutankhamen exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.
Gardens leading up to Melbourne Museum
Unfortunately no photos in the exhibition, but it was a good way to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon. I can't say I was hugely impressed with it, I mean it was lovely to see the history and artefacts, but I was for some reason expecting much more from it. 

And finally for a random pic - apparently they were filming Amazing Race at the Crown on my last day there, hence explaining the 10+ identical looking BMWs parked out the front.

When I get the chance I'll post some food pics since, of course, I tried my best to eat my way through some of Melbourne's best restaurants :)


  1. wow that infinity pool looks amaaaazing! when you said "one of the expansive hotels" im thinking umm doesnt she mean "expensive?" :P haha i wanna stay there for a weekend but it is so expensive!

  2. Haha yes Krissy, probably should have said expensive AND expansive! I was surprised it wasn't as expensive as I thought ($220/night) though luckily I wasn't paying!