|Being a tourist 🙂|
|First sunset photo|
|Spotted a cute florist, on our way to dessert|
|The Pancake Parlour Lovely|
|Vanilla pancakes stacks + chocolate and strawberries (~$45)|
|Looks can be deceiving sometimes!|
|Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
After the conference, we walked along Yarra River and went to DFO (retail therapy), then caught a metro from Southern Cross station to Melbourne Central Mall (found nothing to buy here). We kept dinner relatively simple went for sushi.
|Yarra River – afternoon walk|
|Melbourne Central: first time on a Metro!|
|Kinetic Atlantic: soft poached eggs, smoked salmon, creamy hollandaise on wood fired Turkish bread ($14)|
|Beautiful interior detailing at St Paul’s Cathedral|
|Hosier Lane Graffiti Art|
|Other side of Yarra River
After the conference, we went to Greek restaurant for dinner called ‘Tsindos’. We had originally booked elsewhere but changed our mind because we realised the other place would be too loud to make conversation.
This Greek place turned out to be pretty amazing; we started with a big entrée and got full without even starting our mains. We didn’t realise how big their portions would be, or we would’ve ordered less between us. We did not want to waste a whole plate of food; we sat there for a long time and tried to eat as much we could!
|What we ate- minus the mix platter and Moussaka mains (~$190)|
|Close up view 🙂|
We had plans to catch the tram and go to Hardware Lane for brekkie. However, our plan failed once again. We ended up picking a place closer to our hotel which was recommended by a friend.
This morning was chilly, about 7 degrees. I did not take a coat, so I was freezing and liked the idea of not walking far.
|Drooling over this..
We ordered a sourdough and poached eggs, but we wanted something extra (something naughty). We went for chocolate pancakes.
Having dessert at brekkie was a good feeling as we don’t do this often. We devoured the pancakes and the poached pears.
Chocolate pancakes: poached honey pear, jaffa mascarpone, strawberry meringue ($18)
|Happy brekkie at The Grain Store
The brekkie made my day, but I did not realise there would be something else later today that would make my month. We were walking to our last conference lunch, and I happened to walk next to my poster. And I noticed something had been pinned next to it. It was the ‘Best Novice Researcher Poster Award’. I honestly couldn’t believe my luck because there were so many great posters! It almost felt like a dream!!
After the conference, we went to Bourke Street Mall and treated ourselves to more retail therapy. We went for dinner afterwards at Dumpling Plus. We got two plates of dumplings; they were so delicious. They served us a special sauce (caramelised brown sugar, chilli and soy sauce). We were too full to eat our main dinner so packed us a take away instead.
|Pork and vegetarian dumplings (~$18)|
- Vapiano: 334 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
- The Pancake Parlour Lovely: Centrepoint Arcade, Bourke Street, Melbourne
- Five66 Cafe: 566 Flinders Street, Melbourne
- Cafe Kinetics: 103 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
- Tsindos: 197 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
- The Grain Store: 517 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
- Dumpling Plus: 269 Swanson Street, Melbourne
- Melbourne Exhibition Centre
- DFO, South Wharf
- Melbourne Central Mall
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Hosier Graffiti Lane
- Bourke Street Mall