Anyway, we had lunch at Roll'd, a self-proclaimed "Vietnamese street food restaurant." I had a chicken salad and Peter had a taco-looking thing and some Pho. Both were really good! The restaurant was conveniently positioned about 20 feet from a macaroon shop called La Belle Miette. Total coincidence. I hadn't been stalking this place or anything since we got here. It was amazing in every way. There were macaroons in every color of the rainbow and it was heaven. We each got two and ate them in approximately 1 second.
Uh, one of each please?
We finally made it to Albert Park, where we proceeded to underestimate the size of the lake (there's a theme emerging here) and attempted to walk around it. Spoiler alert: it's large. So after a few minutes we realised we were making almost zero progress and turned back toward the city.
The skyline from Albert Park.
We walked back into the city and stopped at the Shrine of Remembrance, a military memorial, on the way.
If it sounds like we eat out a lot, that's because we do. Every. Single. Meal. It's our only option right now. We still have no fridge and no furniture until we are positive our little "bug issue" is resolved. It's kind of a drag to not feel moved-in after living here almost a month. And by kind of a drag I mean a huge inconvenience that is driving us a little bit crazy. I just want to be able to cook (ie make an oven pizza) at home and eat on my nonexistent couch!
I knew adjusting to a new country would take awhile, but I didn't anticipate not being able to really move in to our apartment. It's super frustrating, and I want to decapitate the apartment manager every time she says "no worries" in regard to our complaints. Uh, actually LOTS OF WORRIES lady, I can't bring food into my apartment without attracting vermin. SO MANY WORRIES. So ya, that's our current frustration. That, and every job posting I see that says "permanent residents only apply" which I am learning is quite a few of them. Arggg.
Other than that, it's all good down under! Peter is enjoying his job and settling into a work routine. He might just do a guest post on my blog one of these days :).