Last year I was lucky enough to be elected to the Board of Physical Disabilities Australia and recently I got to attend their first meeting of 2016.
Luckily for me, it was in Melbourne and while the meet and greet was the primary focus, there was enough time to enjoy this great city before flying back to Perth.
With the meeting over by 12.30, I got changed and went on the hunt for lunch. With so much variety it took ages to pick where to eat but after I had enjoyed something and drunck as much coffee that I could handle, I headed to the National Gallery of Victoria for their Warhol/Ai Wai Wai exhibition.
The NGV is one of my favorite galleries. They always have incredible visiting exhibitions and their permanent ones are amazing and are a joy to see.
Next I got to see the Immigration Museum and as immigrant myself I could relate to this. It was interesting to see how migration has changed over the years but the challenges always seem to stay the same. It was impressive to read about the stories of migrants and to see their drive to make it in this new strange land.
There is so much to love about Melbourne! I love the vibe, architecture as well as the food, coffee and nightlife. Coming from Perth I love how the CBD isn’t deserted after 7 and that the place is bustling with lots of people enjoying what Melbourne has to offer.
|A packed Melbourne tram at 9pm on a Thursday night which would be unheard of in Perth|
Soon it was time to catch a flight home which was a little sad as I could have stayed longer but Perth Writers’ Festival is on this weekend and that will be something to look forward to.