by Ali Petherbridge
The first weekend in Melbourne, Australia was hot.
I mean H-O-T hot.
So the only sensible thing to do was go to the beach. Two fellow LIM College students, two more fellow Americans, and one of my Australian roommates and I ventured to Brighton Beach. Brighton Beach is about 30 minutes outside Melbourne, so we hopped on the train and made our way.
The temperature averaged about 105 degrees Fahrenheit, a bit of a change from the -20 degrees we left behind in America. We spent the day lounging in the sun, wading in the ocean, and discussing how we never wanted to leave this beautiful country.
Brighton Beach is also famous for its line of colorfully painted bathhouses along a stretch of the beach. So cool and so Australian!