Melbourne’s own TREASURE trove

Recently my daughter and I went to Melbourne for a 3-day sojourn. I was born in Melbourne and love any opportunity to visit but my daughter had never been there. With her TAFE Patisserie studies about to finish, I thought a visit to Melbourne and its many patisseries and delicatessens was in order.

But where to stay?

Initially I looked on Trip Advisor and Bookings.com and read the reviews. For this visit I decided to stay in the CBD.

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Visiting the House of the Mouse

“I only hope we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”
(Walt Disney)

I first visited Disneyland after the obligatory teenage Contiki tour when I was in my early 20s. As with many memories when you get to my age, I often wished I could go back again and truly appreciate the experience (and take bloody great photos because,

ALOHA from paradise

When booking our trip to the USA I decided to break up the long flight to LA by flying via Honolulu. So we stopped over in Honolulu for one night on the way to LA and again on the way back to Brisbane.

I have visited Honolulu twice before, the last visit approximately 8 years ago, so I was keen to show Olivia some of my favourite places, even if it was just for a short visit.

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LA – the City of Angels

 

“Los Angeles is just New York lying down.” (Quentin Crisp, Writer)

After our visit to Disneyland, Olivia and I headed to LA, roughly 60 mins drive from Anaheim.

Los Angeles in Spanish translates to ‘The Angels’ and is therefore nicknamed ‘The City of Angels’. It is huge, even bigger than what it looks like on a map. Situated in Southern California, LA is surrounded on three sides by mountains.

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