Melbourne Funtimes

17 Feb

We had the most fun in Australia yet today. We went to the Melbourne Museum, which is possibly the best museum I’ve ever been too and we had lunch at the Sichuan House, one of the most delicious and spiciest Chinese restaurants ever.

Most Awesome Museum

We didn’t know anything about the Melbourne Museum, frankly we thought it was only a museum about the history of Melbourne. It was so much more, although the history of Melbourne portion was very well done and interesting. It was also a large natural history museum with an amazing bug exhibit (including many HORRIBLE spiders*), a huge collection of¬†taxidermied animals with an interactive display, a human body exhibit, a living forest, an Aboriginal and Australian history wing and some other things I can’t remember. It was so amazing and well done that we spent a few hours there, left to eat lunch, and then came back. Anyone who comes to visit us is getting a trip there. It wasn’t that gigantic, but each display was so well done that we took forever and kind of got burned out. I almost wanted to buy an annual pass. Once Rob gets his student ID he will be free so we can go again.

Rob "spider face" Greene

We did know a few things about our lunch destination, the Sichuan House, which was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show, No Reservations. We heard it was authentic sichuan, not that either of us really knew what that was, and that it was SPICY. Oh my goodness, was it spicy. We each ordered a lunch special which was one serving and rice. The spiciness is on a scale of 0-3. We each tried 2s. They were so delicious, really spicy, but not enough to kill you and the favors were very complicated, not just hot. Mmmm. I want to go back. Another place any visitor is getting taken to.

Rob goes into to detail about this at

Who wants to come visit? I already have an agenda for you!

*I discovered that I really do not like huntsman spiders. You can see why here:


7 Responses to “Melbourne Funtimes”

  1. Michelle Giering February 18, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    The huntsman is huge but not poisonous. You like it less than the funnel-web?

    • jenniferzook February 18, 2012 at 9:21 am #

      They are huge and scary and they like to live in groups. Gross.

  2. jlobos February 18, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    Sounds like a great day. I am jealous.

  3. Dad February 18, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Love the photos. What an amazing museum. I took a moment to look at their, also wonderful, web site.
    Glad you had a great day. These days, they are getting better.

  4. Alvin SuperModel Ma February 18, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Gross about them spiders!

    Sichuan is very, very spice Chinese Food! I’m Chinese & I can’t handle spicy at all! Does it come with a glass of milk???

    Miss you Fer! Behave out there!
    -Your other, other twin!

  5. Cecy February 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Friends of ours lived in Sydney for a while. They “humorously” wrote to us – by way of an invitation to visit – that Australia was home to the most numerous venomous spiders in the World. Enjoy your stay and thanks for sharing your lunchtime menu. I’m now ravenous for chinese!!!

  6. Mildred Pitoni February 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    It’s my bedtime! Going to a lecture about our presidents in the
    Keep in touch! Gram

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