What a nice time I’m having in Melbourne! One of the things I like most about travelling is that you get to enjoy all the novelties of a new destination whilst at the same time appreciating the things that your home location does better. Of course, whether we’re talking about coffee, beaches or weather, ‘better’ is a subjective term…
One thing has become apparent over the last week – if I were to move to Melbourne I would have to go on a strict diet or buy a whole new set of clothes – great food is everywhere! Street markets, supermarkets and restaurants all seem to be stuffed full of tempting treats and high quality produce. And like the proverbial kid in a sweet shop, I’ve been overindulging in everything from delicious wines and beers to oysters, cheese and other assorted goodies. Wanna see? OK then, here you go:
As well as a great brunches and wine, Melbourne has impressed me with lots of delicious seafood – take a look:
OK, so you get the picture – I’ve been enjoying all this delicious food and wine, much of which is either unavailable or much more expensive in Rio.
Moving away from food for a moment, I reckon Australians could give Brazilians a run for their money when it comes to sports obsession. Last Saturday was the AFL Grand Final so Mrs Eat Rio and I spent the day boozing with the locals.
OK, before you think that this is all one big Melbourne tourist board advert, I’ll show you a snap from our visit to St Kilda, one of Melbourne’s city beaches. We had a lovely day and I liked St Kilda heaps, but I have to say it isn’t quite up to the Ipanema standard.
Now we have just a couple of days left before we fly back to Brazil. When I find time I’ll show you some real beaches that we saw along the Great Ocean Road. Normal service to be resumed shortly!