Taxiing to the hotel.
Melbourne looks like a combination of Dunedin, Christchurch and London. It's a city on the make – every which way you turn, new buildings are going up and construction sites are being developed. Those were my initial impressions on the journey from Avalon Airport to Southern Cross Station then onto our hotel in South Yarra. It's my first time in the city and I'm pretty sure I'm already in love. Katherine and I are staying at this brand-new baller hotel called The Olsen – our rooms are filled with coffee table books, Philippe Starck furniture and bottles of water that cost $7 a pop. I'm not going to lie, I feel a little bit like a movie star (albeit one who can't afford to drink the water in his room). This will be our home for the next two nights before we move to the Westin – courtesy of the City of Melbourne. We're in town for the Spring Fashion Festival!
Melbourne's tallest building.
Our hotel for the first two nights.
Bikes for hire, outside our hotel.
The coat-hanger on my room's door.
View of the swimming pool from my room.
Me and Katherine in my room.
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