After my fun stop in Monte Carlo, Monaco I went to Melbourne, Australia. I first got a taxi ride from Monte Carlo to the Nice airport, which is where I was going to start my plane flight. My taxi ride cost me about $108 and was about 30 min. My plane ride had two stops and took a total of 26 hr and 10 min. My first stop was in Frankfurt and it was 2 hrs and 50 min long. My second stop was in Doha and it was for 2 hrs and 5 min. The total cost of my flight, including taxes was $1,163. I stayed in a very lovely 5 star hotel called, Crown Metropol Melbourne. Per night I paid $184. I believe the price was great for how fantastic the hotel really was. My room was clean, fresh, and very comfortable. The hotel was very appealing as well. It had a ribbon styled staircase and was decorated with some great colourful paintings. The hotel had multiple restaurants and shops, a spa, and a large pool with an amazing view of Melbourne. I really enjoyed the pool since it was on the 27th floor and had a great view of the sunset and sunrise. The room I was in had really nice and stylish decorations. It looked very modern and up to date. The Crown Metropol Melbourne was a fantastic hotel!
The first thing I did in Melbourne was go to the Federation Square. I stayed here for almost the entire day. I walked around, ate at a few of the restaurants, toured an art gallery, did some shopping, and watched a show. The square really showed Melbourne's diverse culture and art. There were tons of people - locals and tourists. Federation Square also had many restaurants, shops, studios, and galleries. In the square there was a stage and luckily there was a show happening when I was there. The show was great! The ACMI (Austalian Centre For The Moving Image) which is located in Federation Square was absolutely beautiful. The architecture and design of the building looked so futuristic to me. I loved the pattern and colours of the walls. During the night, Federation Square looked so incredible. There were just as many people as there was during the night. All the buildings and lights were lit up, so Federation Square was really bright and colourful.