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Vic Night Market

Every Wednesday eve in August the Luna 1878 Winter Night Market was held at Queen Victoria Market, and somehow we almost missed it! We were totally unaware it had been going on until I got a text from Ria if anyone wanted to check out the last one after work! Weirdly at the same time Dan got invited by his work mates to go too. Everyone clearly wanted to make the most it before it disappears until the summer.

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As you approach the market you can smell all the amazing food that is being cooked at the various hawker stalls. We definitely were going to be in for a treat.

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We started the almost impossible task of trying to decide which stall to get food from. With dishes from all over the world from Poland to the Phillipines we took our time walking up and down to check out what was on offer.

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This is what us girls went for and I think Dan and his work mates ending up going for Philly cheese hot dogs!

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It seemed we had managed to time it just right as soon we enough there were large queues everywhere for most of the food stalls. One of the most popular was a stall that was selling soup in bowls made of bread with a bread lid! Would have liked to have tried it but literally the queue went from one side of the market to the other and given that this is apparently the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere you can imagine that's a looooooonnnnng line!

We wondered around the market checking out the different wares on offer from jewellery with real plants growing inside them to these amazing puppets.

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We also got swept up in the crowd following a drum procession. Such a feel good place.

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As the queues for drinks in the market were so long and we wouldn't have space in our backpacks for a puppet anyway we decided to move away from temptation to a local bar for a catch up over some drinks and a Kinetic reunion before a walk home through the city :)

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Looking forward to Summer night markets, but still can't get my head around the fact that summer here is November! Weird!

Sxx

Posted by doyledan 02:27 Archived in Australia

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