Friday, June 10, 2011

Beginning of Australia trip May 15-May 17, 2011

bonus of flying on qatar airways was that we got to see Matthew for a fish dinner

and we had a superb choice of fish

and view of the skyline of doha under a great full moon.

  Arriving  in Melbourne we were met with great smiles from Christopher and Martin. Was very exciting to see them after  our 24 hr door to door flight. They had a great dinner waiting for us (we arrived at 9 pm) and we were delighted to get to bed.

Melbourne on our first day we toured the "queen vic" market and picked up food for dinner  that evening

we did not buy kangaroo

There was a  wonderful, abundant fish section -so many kinds of fish at reasonable prices

The market is a fun place and it had the added advantage of being only a 5 minute walk from our hosts' house, plus we got to walk through Flagstaff Park on way to market. Park had wonderful exotic birds in trees and at night possums appeared in and on the trees.  Was very entertaining. Market had everything - great meat (tons of kinds of sausages), fish, veggies, wine, tons of local beers and cheeses, breads, greek and italian products, lots of fun. There was another whole section of clothes, objects, Ugg boots and much more. Isn't open everyday but we got to enjoy it a few times while we were in Melbourne and made planning dinner for the 6 of us fun.

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