Sichuan, Beach, Chocolate… Life is Rough

13 Apr

After being cooped up in our apartment for a few days we headed back downtown. First up was Sichuan House where we quickly devoured my favorite chicken dish and a tofu dish.

FYI, Sichuan works better that mucinex, I'm just saying.

After lunch we walked over to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. It’s a large impressive building and the lamest museum I’ve ever been too. There were only 3 rooms with hardly any art pieces and they were all the silly contemporary things that I just don’t get. At least it was free.

What is this? A deconstructed table? The essence of a table? Boo

We hopped on the tram and went down to St Kilda beach next, since it was such a pretty day. Even though it was Friday, plenty of people were sun bathing/getting cancer and a few brave souls were splashing around in the water. The day was warm so we decided to dip our toes in. Just as cold as the Pacific back home, at the end of summer. No jelly fish attacked us, so that was good. Luna Park, the ratty amusement park, was open so we went inside. It is like a permanent carnival. According to our Lonely Planet book it opened in 1912 and still has some of that charm (and old gum stuck to the ground).











We walked into the neighborhood of St Kilda which is a mix of high end and funky shopping and restaurants. Rob had heard that there was great chocolate here so we ended up at the Chocolateria San Churro. We shared a milkshake and 2 truffles. So delicious. After that we were full of yummy and unhealthy foods and headed home. It’s almost 8 and neither of us is interested in dinner, which is probably good. Gym tomorrow!


6 Responses to “Sichuan, Beach, Chocolate… Life is Rough”

  1. Michelle Giering April 14, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    Sounds like the perfect day to get over your cold. I want a milk shake!

  2. Dad April 14, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    You are having too much fun too.
    “Isn’t fun the best thing to have?” – Arthur

  3. Rachel Starrett April 14, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    Is that amusement park like a big giant Fun Factory? I know you miss the Fun Factory. I am wearing a Fun Factory t-shirt right now! (I know…not cool…but I really need to do laundry)
    Did they sell churros at the chocolate store? Your year long vacation sounds awesome. I wish I was there!

    • jenniferzook April 14, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      You seriously have a fun factory shirt? Where did that come from?
      The chocolate place did sell churos, but here they are called spanish donuts. They sell them all over the place. I’ve seen more of those that regular donuts.

      • Rachel Starrett April 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

        I won a lot of tickets one time and didn’t want any junky toys or other crap. I figured that I could at least sleep in the t-shirt. And my class loves it since they all love the Fun Factory.

  4. Mildred Pitoni April 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    Count me in for the chocolate. We have chocolate eclairs in our fridge at the moment! Rob’s Gram

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