The following day, I had a bit of a lie in then met one of the German girls for complimentary breakfast consisting of toast and tea. The queue for food was long and people were just being slow as well as selfish. A person with common sense would think ‘there’s space in the toaster, let’s put in some bread for the next person’ but no, which is why the line was so slow. Anyway, once we had eaten, we grabbed out stuff and met the other German girl in the foyer.
Gassing all the way, we walked to the State Library to do the city free walking tour. There were guys there in green t-shirts so it was easy to find them. At 10.30am, a massive group gathered where we were split into two groups with a guide each.
We walked around the city with the tour guide commentating and providing information about different people and significant dates for the city of Melbourne. We wandered the ole Melbourne gaol, Carlton Square, State Parliament, Princess Theatre, Chinatown, Bourke Street mall, Block Arcade, Centre Place, Street Art, Federation Square, Flinders St Station, Yarra River and Royal Exhibition Centre. Halfway, we took a break to buy some sushi before carrying on. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made the tour interesting. We ended the tour with a panoramic view of the city.
In the afternoon, one of the German girls and I ambled to the War Memorial and around the Botanical Garden, By the time we finished, we were feeling hungry and headed towards the Noodle Market but unfortunately it hadn’t opened yet. Instead, we look for a place to eat which was proper food but not too expensive. In the end, we found a restaurant in Chinatown, where we ordered two dishes: vegetable and tofu on crispy noodles and soy sauce noodles, and then shared. They were delicious. After, we headed back to the hostel for a bit of a rest.
In the evening, we decided to dress up a bit and have a night on the town. We started in the hostel bar as the drinks were cheap then went to ABC (Asian Beer Café), which the receptionist recommended. It seemed a bit random as it was inside a mall but it was actually quite good. The drink weren’t too bad and the music was good. We met some people including a guy from Colombia.
We stayed out until the early hours of the morning before heading back.