Weekend Getaway at St. Kilda

After some gray days, the clouds cleared and we deemed it the perfect opportunity to visit Melbourne’s beach-side suburb of St. Kilda. Located just outside of the city, St. Kilda has developed into a top holiday spot for escaping the city on the weekend.

DSC03200WThe streets are lined with cute cafes and restaurants and an un-natural number of cake and pastry stores with unbelievable window displays. Only their Australian prices could keep us at bay. Following suit, many of the shops have built elaborate signs and sculptures to advertise their business.

DSC03199WWe spent the afternoon strolling along the boardwalk and people watching. It was incredibly busy as we visited on a very sunny Saturday of a three-day weekend for the Queen’s Birthday.

DSC03194WPeople were out enjoying the weather on bikes, rollerblades and scooters. Out from the end of a pier we could see all the way back to the skyscrapers of Melbourne.

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We also passed by an incredibly active community garden that is always heart warming to see.

DSC03198WWe ate lunch at a neat restaurant that one of our friends at the Flying Fox in Katoomba recommended to us. It’s a place called “Lentil as Anything” and it runs on a really unique concept. At Lentil as Anything guests pay what they feel their meal and the experience is worth and according to their own financial ability.

DSC03204WThe restaurant is run on people’s generosity and volunteers to create a homey and involved experience. You could feel the giving culture as soon as you walked in with donated art on the walls and free fruit on the counter.

DSC03203WThe all-vegetarian menu was filled with delicious choices, but in the end I inhaled a pumpkin curry while Erik enjoyed a spicy curry stew.

 

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