Author: rhiannalife

Weekend in Melbourne

Long Weekend | Melbourne 

We only had 3 days in Melbourne and there is so much to do!  So here is what we did to make the most of our long weekend. Saturday | Day 1 The most important part of the day….breakfast, or brunch in our case! While you may have to wait a little while for breakfast here, it is worth it! One of Melbourne’s most popular breakfast spots, Higher Ground, located on Little Bourke Street. Do try the delicious ricotta and blueberry hotcake (tip: you may not want lunch after – it’s HUGE). After scoffing down our brunch at Higher Ground, we wandered over to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch a game of AFL. You can pick tickets up from just $25 (however, you may end up spending much more on food and drinks). The game finished around 5pm, with a quick outfit change back at the hotel and a few more layers added we walked to our dinner destination, SPQR Pizzeria.  Located on Liverpool Street, SPQR is a new wood fire pizza restaurant where you …

Hakuba | Day 1 & 2

Day 1 December 24th 2016 So we arrived in Hakuba! A long journey but we finally made it. Waking up was beautiful. The snow outside the window, a cosy, warm bed…I honestly could have stayed there all day, but there was just so much exploring to do! With our inside slippers on, we made our way down to the dining room for breakfast. Not knowing what to expect on day 1 of Japan, we were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed with coffee and juice. Breakfast was served to the table (very similar every day). Basket of bread, eggs, 1 sausage, 1/2 hash brown, coleslaw or pasta salad, cheese square and 1/2 orange. With our stomachs full of coffee and bread and 5 layers of clothing , we were ready for the snow! Luckily many of the hotels in Hakuba have a shuttle bus to take you to the slopes – take advantage of this! We caught the shuttle bus to the entry of Hakuba 47 and stopped off at a ski hire shop across the …