I am very behind with my postings, got to get moving before our next Australia trip.
We took over night flight and arrived Melbourne in the morning. We took SkyBus from airport to the city and then their complimentary hotel transfer.
We stayed at Citadines on Bourke before and we chose to stay there again for the convenience and also their rooms are very clean.
After a quick brunch, we walked over to Federation Square, strolled along the graffiti lanes, and the famous shopping arcades. Dinner was at Tipo 00, walking distance from the hotel.
The next day was just as relaxing, even though every where was packed with busy shoppers. Met up with friends for lunch at Queen Victoria Market but a lot of the seafood were sold out by mid-day. Rest of the day was just (window) shopping and feeling the Christmas spirits. We also had to pick up our rental car before as they are closed on Christmas Day (some branches do open on Christmas Day but not convenient for us).
One of the things we enjoy doing in Taipei is to walk around in the local neighbourhood and look for local food. Egg pancakes are one of our favourites.
One on of the days, we took Maokong Cable Car for a short visit to Maokong and then went to the zoo next to the cable car station.
Tofu with crab roe
Tea infused drunken chicken
Ice-cream pancake with peanuts and coconuts.
On our last day, we went to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區. We spent the whole day there and wasn’t quite enough. There are a lot to explore, experience and eat.
Very nice coffee originating from Taiwan Alisan.
We managed to booked the glass making workshop for the kids on the same day. It was great fun!