…where there’s always something beautiful waiting behind the next corner, jobs are more luxurious, and life is more colourful!
When the seasons changed, I found myself in the city again – but not just any city! I am talking about the most liveable city on earth. I moved in with one of my former customers that I had previously met in Cairns and who I stayed in touch with the whole time. When you travel, everything is different – people that you’ve just met, become your room mates. So, I wasn’t really surprised when I suddenly shared the flat with three Italian, one Korean and one girl from Britain – Pizza, Pasta & Amore! And you certainly can’t resist Melbourne unique flair with the Yarra River that goes right through the city, St. Kilda beach and all those cute shops and cafés that are packed with lovely people.
After I had explored the city for a few days, I noticed that life here was much more expensive than I had thought. Not only Melbourne, but also the surrounding areas have so much to offer and I didn’t want to miss out on anything. The problem was, that the money I had saved was meant for my trips afterwards. The company I had previously worked for didn’t have any sales locations in Melbourne – meaning I was looking for a new job once again!
As fate would have it, an Israeli stopped me with a cream sample in a mall. I explained to him that I had also worked as a beauty consultant and that’s how I got my new job. Once again, I was surrounded by loads of Israelis but this time, the products they sold were from Australia. We would switch sales locations from time to time, as the company had more of those in Melbourne. Just a few days later, I found myself in between new colleagues, in a new shopping centre, selling skin care products of a company that I hadn’t worked for before – but the job was the same. Chadstone, or how real Aussies would call it – Chaddy – amazed me. It was one of the most luxurious and posh shopping centres of Australia and I have to admit that sometimes I managed to get lost in there somehow.
Every morning and evening, I took the train to work. The main station is called Flinders Street Station and from here, you can see the Eureka Tower and the view from up there is amazing! Just a few metres away, right behind the Federation Square, a street that is famous for its graffities. Behind every corner, there was more to see and that’s why the list of places I loved most in Melbourne got longer and longer. The Republica Bar in St. Kilda, the Queen Victoria Night Market, Rooftop bars in CBD, Half Moon Bay, Brighton Beach … I could go on for ages!
On free days, we used to do trips and explore places outside of Melbourne. I even visited the Great Ocean Rad twice! But the view you get along the way – beaches, small villages, waterfalls and the 12 Apostles – is just breathtaking and always worth a visit. When Sophie, a friend of mine, came to visit over the weekend to celebrate my birthday with me, we drove to Peninsula and enjoyed our time in the Hot Springs.