I was lucky enough to spend 3 weeks in Melbourne, Australia this month! I was there as part of a study abroad program for my Master’s Degree. I spent a lot of time doing schoolwork but also a lot of time getting to know the city.
Melbourne is such a cool city! I wandered many neighborhoods and got some cool pictures. Melbourne has embraced graffiti and I could not stop taking pictures of it all. The colors were amazing especially because it was winter time and there weren’t any blooming flowers or leaves on trees. I also tried to get my fill of passion fruit and Tim Tams . . .
If you were following along on Facebook, you saw one of the very old scrapbooks I got to see as part of the site visits my class did. I got to see so many documents and institutions of memory – it reminds me of why I scrapbook.
A nasty rain storm cut my trip short after the cafe stop. I was very sad that I didn’t have time to get to scrapbook-specific stores, but they were a bit too far for me to get to.
The last photo is my little haul from the shops. I had to be careful and get things that would fit in my carry on or else I would have bought everything in the stores! I tried very hard to not buy stationary sets because I have too many, but I got some cool envelopes to go with my collection of envelope-less cards. Major win!
*You thought I dragged Mr. P paper shopping, didn’t you? Right. He was only with me for part of the trip, and this is one of the things I indulged in on my own.
It’s only the end of January and 2013 is already a whirlwind. I just got back from an extended business trip and was on the other side of the world since early January.
Although I was very very busy with work, I managed to drag Mr. P with me for one of the weeks for some sightseeing. I wasn’t about to waste visiting a new country (and a new continent!).
I’ll say this – Sydney has some crazy weather. My vision of beautiful summer days was set straight when the temp went from 108 one day to 75 the next and then rain on the weekend. I got to be there for the history-making hottest day ever in Sydney – 113 degrees with humidity to match! At 15 hours, it was also the longest plane ride I’ve ever taken.
I had such a great time and was so glad my passport got to help start the year off right!