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Jan 24, 2006 - Melbourne!

Back on the mainland! Eindelijk aangekomen met de boot. The "Spirit of Tasmania". Was eem reis van 11 uur, maar gelukkig heb ik er 8 van geslapen. Ik heb hier afgesproken met een paar meiden die ik ken van de Jackeroo/Jillaroo. Beide duits, en ik heb ongeveer een week met ze opgetrokken. Was erg gezellig! Hebben een beetje van de stad gezien, maar verder weinig ondernomen. Het enige dat we gedaan hebben is het aquarium. Dat was erg mooi, en nog leuk ook! Ze hadden zelfs een attractie, een visueel ding waar je wel alle g-krachten kon...

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Jan 23, 2006 - Arrived arrive-oh!

So here we are in sunny Melbourne after what seems like the longest most boring flight in the history of man.... It's really nice here, the sun is shining but it's not too hot (about 25C). We're desperately trying to stay awake though as it seems like a very long time since we last went to bed proper (I think it was Saturday and it's now Tuesday lunchtime!) Our mission is to try and stay awake until bedtime here which is proving very difficult. Several short naps under trees in the park have been essential so far! It's bizzare going...

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Jan 22, 2006 - Melbourne

So last night in Melbourne and it was spent doing laundry, packing and taking it easy. It's been hot as hell here over the last few days. Temps in the low and mid 40's (celcious folks) I was telling folks here that in Philly the summer's get hot enough where we lose a couple of old people every summer. It's kinda funny in a dark sarcastic way. but anywho, the Australian Open has been in Melbounre (tennis) and some around the world sailing competition is in port also. If anybody remembers my dive partner from Cairns her boyfriend is on the...

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Jan 19, 2006 - Melbourne

Well today we leave the unusual gloom and wetness of Sydney for the hot humid climes 'o Melbourne. The plane ride was good and we picked up a rental car so I needed to practice my drive on left stuff. Melbourne is a hard city to drive in as in order to make a left turn [on the wrong side of the road] you need to be in the far left lane....a bit confusing. The Park Hyatt is fabulous. Our room has a great view of Rod Laver Arena as well as the rest of the Melbourne Tennis Centre. Here are some pics. Ran into Brad Gilbert in the lobby. He said...

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Jan 17, 2006 - Melbourne

After spending more than 2 weeks in Tasmania, I am now back on the main land in Melbourne, back to civilisation! Tasmania was really great, I really enjoyed my few weeks over there, I definitely recommend it to anybody that comes to Oz! My friend Carole with whom I have been travelling since October is gone to Sydney and she is flying back to France next week, so for the first time since Byron Bay, I am on my own... It's strange feeling, I got used to travel with other people... I am not sure what I want to do now, I might just stay in...

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Jan 14, 2006 - Melbourne

Our journey to melbourne was by 'Bruce', the hi-top campervan that we were relocating for a car hire company. Compared to your bogstandard backpacker car this was HEAVEN.....fridge, microwave, cooker, sink, water, double bed....and a hobbit hole (for Jenna!) The two of us, plus two strays (only messing Lauran and Jenna) drove down over three days. First stop was at Canberra where the plan was for myself and James to get our Chinese visas. Unfortunately we forgot that these embassy people don't work weekends. Or afternoons on any day, so...

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Jan 10, 2006 - Australiƫ, Melbourne

Geland op Australische bodum! Maar helaas was ik hier al aangekomen om iets van 09:00h. En vertrekt m'n vlucht naar Tasmaniƫ pas om 19:40h...Dus dat was een lange zit op het vliegveld.. Beetje gelezen, muziek geluisterd, rondgebanjerd door het winkelgedeelte enz. Totdat ik eindelijk weer kon doorvliegen naar Hobart!

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Jan 7, 2006 - Melbourne

hallo ihr da draussen! ja, lange haben wir uns nicht so richtig gemeldet... aber wir sind immer noch frisch& munter! wir sind nun also von adelaide via great ocean road nach melbourne gefahren! zuerst haben wir in victor harbour gestoppt, wo wir die pinguine nach granite island nach hause kommen sehen haben! total mini viecher! so 30 cm gross.. die jungen die am festland gewartet haben waren natuerlich noch kleiner... der taschenpinguin schlechthin! uebernachtet haben wir dann in soner seitenstrasse am stadtrand die zu einem wanderweg...

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Jan 6, 2006 - Vic: Black boar terror in Yarra Valley

The thing about getting back to nature is sometimes you forget that nature has to be shared with some fairly scary customers. We're picking my mum up on the 10th to drive down the Great Ocean Road, so we've got a couple of days to explore Victoria before we head westwards. Heard a lot about the Yarra valley, and as it has great wineries like Yarra Yering and Coldstream Hills and is only a bit over an hour north from Melbourne, it seems a good option. It's good summery weather so we're a bit mad to be heading from the coast, but it's a...

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Jan 5, 2006 - My 4th Picture

Dr Mark said I was so beautiful/handsome (I'm not allowed say what gender I am yet) that he wanted another picture of me. I was asleep during the picture, which is why I was so well behaved. I'm already pretty big for my age/gestation. At only 34 weeks I'm already 2.9 kilos, which means by the time I'm born I might be 9 pounds plus in the old measurements. Everyone was pleased I am so healthy, but I think my mum has very mixed emotions about some parts of the scan results.

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Jan 5, 2006 - Melbourne, Victoria

After a 4 hour coach trip and 4 hour train journey we arrived in Melbourne last night! After travelling half hour on a tram to a hostel only to find they were full (and so were all the others in the area!) we went back into the city centre and found another hostel, which is really nice. Weve also got an 8 bed dorm all to ourselves! So much less chance of being woken up by snoring! After going to The Queen Victoria Market we did a 3 hour walk around the city (a suggested route in the Lonely Planet) which took us through the Botanical...

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Jan 4, 2006 - Vic: Back from Tas to take Ang & Keith to Carnie Town

Spirit of Tasmania docks and we head straight to Tullamarine so we're not late for Ang & Keith. Unfortunately the signs to the airport run us around in circles until we finally stop and get some directions. The weather isn't great back on the mainland and we're starting to feel cursed. We're in plenty of time to meet Ang & Keith's flight, but it's a sorry sight that meets us when their plane gets in. Ang is not well and suffering badly, from what she knows not. There are several sources that could have the blame laid at their feet, but we...

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