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Melbourne Lanes and Arcades in the Crisp of June

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I did not pick the best time to go for weather wise however, but was well prepared for the June freezing cold as three layers of clothes was defiantly required.

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My first trip to Melbourne, I did not pick the best time to go for weather wise however, but was well prepared for the June freezing cold as three layers of clothes was defiantly required.
After 2hr flight delay (I won’t name names) I arrived at my hotel at 3:40am in the morning, The Strand Hotel which is in a prime located in the heart of the city on Swanston St, however there are several different entrances that take to out different streets, which cab be confusing times. After extremely short sleep of only 4 hours, the very cold air was welcoming as it helped me wake up. My first day started with brilliant walking tour of Melbourne’s Lane ways and Arcades with Hidden Secret Tours, where I got to see sights of Melbourne, that I would not have seen otherwise and it was a great introduction to city.

Melbourne’s Lane ways and Arcades with Hidden Secret Tours

 Lucky for me the tour  started from Federation square across from the ionic Flinders Street Station, which just a ten minute walk from my hotel in Swanston Street, of course I had to stop at the Flinders Street Station, before meeting up with the tour group. The guide was fantastic was filled with so much passion for this city and energy so early in the morning, it was great.
Passed by Young & Jacksons an ionic pub and heard about the story of the famous ‘Chloe’ (Parisian model who become the mascot for the HMAS Melbourne. It is said that Chloe kept company with artists, poets, wharfies, Prime Ministers and drunks, soldiers, sailors and artists. Its said many fights were caused over her and many soldiers/sailors fell in love with her). The famous nude portrait has graced the walls of the Young and Jackson Hotel since 1909 and you can see her but only at certain times.
Flinders St Station Melbourne

Flinders St Station

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