Hello everybody, c & rsquo; is & rsquo; time later. Although I confess : the surge d & rsquo; aggressiveness on my first post on Melbourne m & rsquo; has cooled, and brought straight to France and his incorrigible complainers who do not fail me.
I note with sadness that sometimes, where I'm just looking to have a little d & rsquo; humor and derision, some still prefer to see malice or contempt. Where I n & rsquo;'ve never claimed to show you more that & rsquo; a journey through my eyes, reproached me not to show d & rsquo; objectivity. If c & rsquo; is what you are looking for, I suggest you rather buy a book or a guide on & rsquo; Australia, because here there will of course question my vision of this destination, and selection of the m & rsquo; there please, c & rsquo; it is a blog, a concentrate of subjectivity…
Regarding my little joke about the French in keeping with hiking & rsquo; abroad, I had no doubt that & rsquo; in some it will scratch (but I m & rsquo; cares, I do not try to have a discourse sweetened here), but I did not think d & rsquo; others take as badly. However, s & rsquo; there were so many reactions, c & rsquo; certainly I misspoke. I never mocked me real fighters, traveling with a simple backpack, and the bare minimum (non, these people I admire). What I'm talking, these are the people who travel & rsquo; s & rsquo abroad as they left for Koh Lanta, who are so afraid of foreign cities that & rsquo; s & they rsquo; dress like to confront hostile land where they will cross that sidewalks and crosswalks. I find it a shame, because they have the & rsquo; air to stay back, they fail to blend into the landscape, and people will less easily to them, it creates an invisible barrier. Fashion n & rsquo; therefore is not the question, not at all (I'm not so narrow d & rsquo; spirit still).
I live in a tourist area of Paris I see this all the time. I think I have the right to find it ridiculous, and when they told me “who are you to judge ?”, j & rsquo; I want to answer : “and you, you never laugh at your neighbor ?”, let's be honest, we are all someone's cunt & rsquo; a, and n & rsquo; not because & rsquo; that mocked & rsquo; it is deeply contemptuous. So for the most surly, stop always take the bad side of things, to kick on every opportunity to lecture others, relax, laugh a little, you will feel good and live older ! I know I do not always answer in the comments kindly, the n & rsquo; is not very smart, but I & rsquo; wish the people s & rsquo; expressed here are more courteous (some manage very well there). I do not think that some dare speak to me like firsthand, No internet & rsquo; is not a jungle where s & rsquo; assaults, think about it !
For the rest, and people disappointed, I'm sorry if Melbourne n & rsquo; is a vast parade of kangaroos and d & rsquo; aborigines ! No L & rsquo; Australia is a Anglo-Saxon countries, there are shops restaurants and even toilets I swear !
We don & rsquo; unfortunately have not spent enough time (3 days) to really take the pulse of the city and discover deeper : concerts, le street art, etc… We tried & rsquo; enter into the most detail possible, but unfortunately it takes more time and knowledge place to really experience the city in its true light.
J & rsquo; imagine j & rsquo; have a vision of the journey really mine : j & rsquo;'d like to see the cities how people my age s & rsquo; y roam, where they go for a drink, what is their favorite spot to hang out with a book… I do not necessarily seek the & rsquo; exoticism, this n & rsquo; not my thing. J & rsquo; trying to best capture what those who live there are, sometimes j & rsquo; get there, sometimes j & rsquo; fails. Each vision of the journey.
Pfiou c’était long ! I know I should not justify myself, it changes nothing, If some have decided to take me for a little narcissistic bitch, nothing that I could say will not change anything.
Melbourne donc. It is pampered like princesses, and I & rsquo; am infinitely grateful, l & rsquo; tourist wants us to discover the best restaurants and spots of the city. So we gleaned a lot of & rsquo; address through them, and also thanks to the readers who sent us (I list at the end of ticket).
Our second day in Melbourne, we the & rsquo; have mainly spent doing the rounds of hidden cafes in the city center (avec notre guide de hidden secret tour) and pacing Chapel street.
On the & rsquo; learned through Fiona (our guide) : before people were not living in the city center, but in the suburbs, live is something d & rsquo; fairly recent. When small cafes, the most fun are a bit hidden, 2nd, 3Floor d & rsquo; a building, at the bottom of narrow streets… A real nice surprise when it discovers a random d & rsquo; a ride. We particularly liked “Captain of industry” where there is a coffee, a shop and a barber, a nifty concept : if you want to cross a little youth “connected” de Melbourne, c & rsquo; is where !
As a general rule, the style of the decor is pretty retro, and industrial. There are beautiful hardwood floors everywhere we go, des Meubles Chinese, unusual objects. Very in & rsquo; zeitgeist. The city as a little varnish slightly past, the paint is peeling carefully, a form of & rsquo; authenticity and stage set both, I really like.
We see everywhere the plates and retro posters French, and each time that & rsquo; an Australian chatted with us, it tests its French (we even spent, Random d & rsquo; a ride, 10 minutes in a private French class…). It therefore feels welcome, this country is a true land of & rsquo; welcome for French (and other nationalities I don & rsquo; no doubt).
As to Chapel Street, were discovered owls shops : a lot of shops like “Emmaus” and small flea markets. A little less picturesque than Brunswick street, but just as nice. Arise in a cafe, drink chocolate with marshmallows and watch the people passing in the street…
The pool of “Olsen” above the street…
Some owls particularly Address :
Centre ville :
– Cumulus inc & Cutler & Co : yum yum, influences “French” shoulder and d & rsquo; test absolutely lamb.
– The deanery : very nice restaurant, a little chic.
– Manchester Press : very nice cafe at the bottom of & rsquo; an alley
– Gills Diner : great pastry & pub
– Captain of industry : see above
– Retro star : great thrift
– Lady Petrova : pretty girly dresses shop
Chapel street :
– Our hotel : The olsen, quite luxurious, but super nice with a pool above the street, nice souvenir !
– Steer bar & Grill : The restaurant of our Hotel, best steak of my life !
– Shappere : boutique vintage, nice selection of boots and T-shirts.
– Woodworm & Graham : a great curiosity cabinet so shop
– Chapel street Bazaar : grand bazaar vintage
Next post on St Kilda, beach and palms ! Sunny kisses wolves ptits !