On my second day I went to the Melbourne Observation Deck and Yarra Valley. The Observation Deck on the Eureka Skydeck 88 is the highest point in all of the Southern Hemisphere. The top of the skydeck had an amazing 360 degree, panoramic view of the City. There was also an area that had a see through floor. It was really scary standing out but it made some really cool pictures! The price to get to the observation deck was actually quite cheap and affordable.
After my visit to the Eureka Skydeck I headed to Yarra Valley. Yarra Valley is all grass and hills. It was nice being out in nature, away from all the cars, buildings, and crowds of people. During my time here I walked through the forests and pathways. It was very tiring, but I got a really nice view of all the nature and outdoor scenery. The main reason I went to Yarra Valley was to go on a hot air balloon ride. It was the most terrifying, thrilling, and fun thing I have ever done. It is crazy knowing I was in the air, in a basket, carried by a large balloon filled with air! It was so fun! The view from when I was in the air was astounding. I was able to see the mountains, hills, and even a little bit of the city.
On my thrid day in Australia I decided to try some Australian food. I went to a restaurant called The Clarendon and ordered a main course of kangaroo and a meat pie. The kangaroo was alright but the meat pie was really delicious. It was like a shepard's pie, but better. For dessert I had pavlova, which is a meringue with whipped cream and fruits. That was delicious as well. Since I was in Australia, I thought I had to try the infamous vegemite. So, I headed to a close convenience store near my hotel and bought some. I also bought other Australian snacks like Tim Tams and Fantales. These were both very nice and chocolatey, which I enjoyed. I also tried a Tim Tam Slam, which is when you bite off opposite corners of the cookie and drink a hot beverage from it and quickly slurp it all before it melts. It was so yummy! As for the vegemite, it was just as disgusting as everyone says it to be. It had the most weirdest taste and texture. I will never eat it again!