Golden Week holidays has just started in Japan and it gets really busy at J-Hoppesr Hiroshima this coming a week. I took early holidays and went to Melbourne, Australia last week.

Chika used to live in Australia and she has been to Melbourne as well. She always told me how much she liked it and the good stories of the city. So it made me excited even more.

I fell in love with the city as soon as I arrived. It was such a cool city with beautiful architecture, lots of arts and very international atmosphere.

 "You will feel like you were in the Harry Potter movie in the library!"
As Chika said, it was an old and beautiful library.

I always love visiting markets in different countries.
Queen Victoria Market was one of the biggest markets I've ever been!

There were cool graffiti everywhere in town.

I went to Lorne for the weekend. 
Lorne is a small seaside town located along the famous Great Ocean Road. (2 hour drive from Melbourne) It was in autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, but there were still some surfers on the beaches. :)

And I saw wild koalas and kangaroos!

And one more thing that I have to tell you about ...
J-Hoppers Hiroshima's best friend, Paul !!!!

He loves Japan and every time he comes to Japan, he visits us. It was soooo good to see him in his hometown finally! He was fun and energetic as always!

He took me to his work and made YUMMY Australian style coffee for me!

Thanks for the lovely day Paul! I will see you in Japan next time! :)

I had such a great trip to Melbourne.
I would like to thank all the J-Hoppers Hiroshima team as well for letting me take a vacation in this busy season. Thank you very much guys! xx


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