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Since I am far too broke to indulge the travel bug, sometimes I entertain myself by planning hypothetical vacations.

Lately I’ve been reading and watching far too much of the Phryne Fisher books/television series, and it has me itching to take off and see Melbourne. I’ve never been to Australia, but it’s been on my list for a while. I would love to plan a Miss Fisher’s themed-tour:

A stroll down Fitzroy street, the main drag in St. Kilda (Melbourne suburb where Miss Fisher resides, and a major location in the books):

a trip to the beach and then Luna Park:

Images borrowed from the internet. Click for source.

I’d like to see a stage production of some kind (there are something like four theaters in Melbourne, and they are known for their music scene), and since this is me there would also be several stops at book stores and yarn shops, the more hole-in-the-wall the better, of course checking in advance to see if Kerry Greenwood will be making any appearances in the area. Then I’d want to take at least a day or two to visit Sydney before coming home. And since there’s that whole Northern/Southern hemisphere thing, I think that January is the perfect time to head down under.

Now if only I had more than two nickles to rub together.