Melbourne, Victoria, AU
This place is special to me because it describes my journey of relocating to a new city after living in my home country for 27 long years. The initial challenges and explorations are what this illustrated map is all about!
I and my partner [whom I call "Bunny" and is depicted as one here ;)] arrived in Melbourne in mid-year 2019. Melbourne being voted as one of the best cities to live in the world, we were very excited to discover the new city and somehow we managed to have a fair bit of it in the initial few months; from watching a footy game at the Marvel Stadium, watching penguins at the St. Kilda Pier to seeing KAWS at the National Gallery of Victoria. The crucial part was to find a place we could call our "Home", but after hopping from my sister's place to an interim Airbnb location and finally after a month finding our own house was a journey worth documenting. We were exposed to many different areas of Melbourne during the house-hunt in just one month of our arrival and eventually ended up exploring very interesting places and having some amazing experiences on our way.
After a few months, all I can say is - " Melbourne took my heart! "
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RECENTLY ADDED TRAVEL ILLUSTRATIONS
Some of my favorites places to do, to see and to taste. Start at the windmills in Zuid Holland (since 1740), Tulips (since 1593), Lakenvelder cow (since 12th century), and go on until you end at the ice cream store Talimini in Zutphen (now).
Mastic/Mastic Beach/Shirley is a hidden gem for all summertime activities. Enjoy fishing, swimming, tanning, boating, crabbing, surfing, rowing...pretty much anything beach/sealife related that involves a "ing" at the end.
If you're lucky enough to win a camping spot for the week of July 4th (the spaces sell out in seconds early December 3rd) you're in prime location for watching fireworks over The Bay.
For food, avoid "fast food alley" at all costs and opt for the local stops. Ice cream cottage, Mike's place, TJ's and Nino's have been around for forever and are much loved. Also check out Frank & Son's Italian bakery and Mama Lisa's pizzeria(their grandma pizza is amazing!) on Montauk Highway.
This is a wall painting that we drew on the wall behind reception desk of a guest house- it's name is called Phranakorn Nornlen, located at the heart of Old Bangkok - where you can find the beautiful community which is truly authentic and remained undisturbed by modernisation.