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Oct 25, 2006 - Melbourne

Touched down in Melbourne to find my head cleared, the sun shining and that it was warm! Caught the bus in to town with Dean, then the tram to Port Melbourne for him to frop his stuff off at his house, then walked to St Kilda, where my hostel is. It turns out that St Kilda is quite a walk from Port Melbourne, especially when you aren't used to the heat and are carrying about 25kg of gear! The path was all along the beach, passing all the fitness mad people jogging, rollerblading or cycling their evening away (strange people!) just as the...

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Geraint's World Trip

Oct 25, 2006 - What a amazing place is Australia

Hello I Left Hong Kong, in the early morning, i was on a full bus and everyone except me (yes thats right me)was asleep. I was full of excitment, and the flight to Australia was fine but i had to go through Customs which was a pain the ass. Then saw Sophie and she says g'day and sends her regrads, we then talked about loads of things and we stopped off at a mini market and got some drinks. They do JD and coke in a can, OMG it was cool and they are nicer than the glass back home. We got to the house and I was shown round it was dead nice and...

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Kev's Aussie Trip

Oct 8, 2006 - Sydney to Melbourne

Our train journey down from Sydney to Melbourne was eventful if long. We arrived at the station the required 30mins before leaving to check the luggage in, it only just made the weight limit. We were then told that the next train in on platform 1 was the Melbourne train. We went and got some hot chocolate and sat in the station close by. A station announcement came over the tannoy about not leaving bags unattended. There was a bag not far from where we sat which looked as if it had been left. Being true Scots and not wanting to waste our...

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Oct 6, 2006 - Melbourne

I have been talking to my cousin, Vindaya for a while now over email as we are close to the same age. Eventhough we've been corresponding through email, I have never actually met her or the rest of her family for that matter. Therefore, from the start I should've been on my best behavior. However, working on absolutely no sleep and feeling like complete shit, I landed in Melbourne around 8:45 am. My mom and dad would've been proud. They were nice enough to pick me up from the airport which is a luxury for me as I've been doing everything...

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Oct 5, 2006 - Australia - Melbourne

After a relaxing morning it was time to leave Queenstown and head to Auckland then Australia, it came as no surprise to hear as we checked in that our flight had been delayed as we had sub consciously been looking at the Qantas flight while in Queenstown, however we were assured that our connection would be ok. Its still seems strange to have an airport with so many mountains around, and we could see our plane making its way down and a last turn to final leg just a few 100 ft up ! A swift turn round of the plane and finally we were off,...

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Sep 28, 2006 - Australia!! (Melbourne and surrounds)

I'm now in Australia and it's spring time but not really very warm here in Melbourne, more like the middle of winter! No more tropical heatwaves, just bitterly cold wind and lots of it! Luckily I had sent on some of my warmer clothes in advance to Lise & Dave (who I met in Africa) so that when I arrived with them I was able to start wearing my fleece and jacket. Believe it or not I also made good use of my hat, scarf and gloves!! Mandy (who I met on the turtle project) went to Sydney and she has been texting me saying it's 30 degrees and...

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Sep 25, 2006 - Melbourne

Our last few days in Melbourne, so we did a few of the touristy things, the Melbourne Museum, mainly for Tony to see the Phar Lap exhibition (Phar Lap is a very famous race horse downunder for those up north!). The Museum also has the 'Neighbours' exhibition - ha ha. We briefly met up with Gary, Natalie and the kids at the museum as well, before catching the tram to Malvern suburb to visit Ange J and finally meet her and Thomas' daughter Sophia. I have to admit to feeling very clucky after meeting Sophia, she is gorgeous, just like a wee...

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Sep 25, 2006 - Melbourne and Neighbours!!!

We lugged our mahusive surf board to the airport and got ourselves onto our flight with no worries, biting our nails as we watched the guys outside carelessly chuck our precious boards from one luggage rack to another. We met a guy from Melbourne on the flight who owned a campsite opposite a good surf beach and offered us free accomm in return for help with painting and stuff. Bless him he gave us a lift from the airport into Melbourne, stopping at a crazy old couples house on the way as his car broke down. They were of Greek and Italian...

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Sep 24, 2006 - Healesville, Yarra Valley

Pretty wet and blustery outing east of Melbourne for our Sunday day trip into the Yarra Valley with Chris and Ange, but any day is a good day for visiting wineries! The hang over recovery day on Saturday was followed by a full day of steady Sunday drinking - living in Australia would be very bad for our health! We went to five wineries and sampled many a fine wine at Yering Station, St.Huberts, Domaine Chandon (sparkling), Oakridge and Tarrawarra (Tin Cows). Had lunch at Healesville inbetween and we saw a quite a few wild skippies on the...

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Sep 21, 2006 - Melbourne

Only back in Melbourne city for two nights this time. My brother Gary and his family are over on holiday, so on the Friday night while Nancy had a night with Helen and Derek, I went out on a boys night in the city, with my brother, my nephew and Merv (my brother in law). I do not remember too much of the evening, except that my brother and Merv left around 1am. My nephew then continued to drink me under the table, and I was kindly escorted from the pub/club by a bouncer for swaying a bit too much on the dance floor! I actually think I put...

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Sep 16, 2006 - Melbourne

I took a bus from Sydney to Melbourne on Sept. 14. It took 12 hours and left at 8 pm and got in at 8 am. I checked in at Hotel Bakpack, a hostel that is right in the city. Luckily the weather is fine now. It is sunny with a bit of that cool Spring feeling still in the air, but I am wearing flip flops, so that is good! Yesterday I just kind of cruised around the city. During lunch time I walked by the Victoria State Library and the Victoria police has a band and they were performing. It was so cool. There were tons of people sitting on the...

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Cryssa's RTW Trip

Sep 15, 2006 - Melbourne

Don't panic. This entry will be short as we only had one evening in Melbourne so there is only so much I can write about. However, if you're keen, read on. We left Sydney cloudy and in the rain. We flew however, into a sunny and pleasant Melbourne. It felt unfair. At the airport we waited for our bus to take us into the city. The man driving the bus again didn't really like his job (or so it seemed) and soon we arrived at another bus depot where we would have to transfer to a smaller bus that would drop us off at our low-budget hotel. Yup,...

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