Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
May 28, 2012 - MELBOURNE
Up bright and early Sunday morning for a trip up into the hills, rain forest behind Apollo Bay. I asked for a late check out so that we had time to get out and back. Don't ask how Di managed it. All I know is that the alarm clock went off at 6.45am. I got out of bed at 7.15, and it was all go from there. T'Ann, the odometer when we got into Apollo Bay was 87456kms. When we left, it was 87537kms. When we got into Melbourne it was 87738. That's you taken care of for a week or so. The trip to the rain forest was once again an amazing...Jump to full entry
May 22, 2012 - How to break the bank...
Visit Australia where a six back of beer costs $47 dollars and $90 dollars will get you bunk beds in a small town, budget hotel. Back in Melbourne after more than a week in Tasmania we felt like country bumbkin in a big, ol' city. Yikes, over stim!! Get me out of here. We arrived in the PM, good thing we had our accommodations set already so it was just a matter of navigating the City and getting to our hostel. Turned out to be not so easy, we hit the same toll road five times, took 25 minutes to turn around because we couldn't figure out...Jump to full entry
May 19, 2012 - NEW BLOG SITE!
Hi everyone, I have a new blog site that is way easier to upload photos and videos onto... so you can really see what I'm doing in these crazy parts of the world Aileen thank you for such a lovely email, so nice to have an update from you and your family! Happy to hear about your mom and you should be so proud of your dad and his award, but of yourself as well... sounds like a lot of work! See you on my new blog site...... http://shesgottheworldinherhands.posterous.com/Jump to full entry
May 16, 2012 - Best layover ever
With a full day layover in Melbourne on our way to Tasmania we made the most of our day and headed to the Zoo! The Melbourne Zoo rocks! It is the third largest zoo in the world. What makes this zoo so awesome is the beautiful set up almost feels like your in a botanical garden, the zoo strongly emphasizes and teaches environmental awareness, the animals are well cared for shown by the high activity level of all the animals and you get to be very close to them. We arrived just as the zoo was opening so had the whole zoo to ourselves for a...Jump to full entry
May 10, 2012 - Wrapping up my time in Australia
Hi everybody, me here... just a real Australian local. I’ve officially been living here for seven and a half months... crazy. The time has flown. I’m really happy I’ve written this blog because it’s one of the only reminders of exactly the shifts I’ve had and what I’ve been through. It’s so easy for the experience as a whole to blend together. On the other hand though, I just browsed through my entries and... how interesting. In the past 2 months we’ve had some shifts in housemates. Steph, 30 a guy from France moved into our third half room...Jump to full entry
Apr 29, 2012 - Sydney through the eyes and hearts of locals
The most privileged part of living in Australia has been all of the amazing people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve created with them. However, these past two months have definitely been exceptional. A group of friends in particular that we met randomly have gone above and beyond anything I could ask for as a tourist in a new city. One night I was at a back alley pub hang out with Fiona, Ashleigh and her boyfriend Bryan. We were waiting for a table and two guys offered for us to join their table, before we knew it we were conversing with...Jump to full entry
Apr 26, 2012 - Contact details
Before leaving on Sunday at 10:10 PM on Etihad flight 461, I thought that I would send you a few details about my trip. I leave Melbourne on May 29 and return on June 1. I will be staying in an apartment in the 3rd arondissement during May. The address is 35 rue des Gravilliers. It is quite close to the Pompidou Centre. You can see the street on Google Maps or on 'Show My Street' if you type in the address. A large photograph of rue des Gravilliers is available online at: Wikipedia -...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2012 - Sydney and Melbourne
Then we headed for Sydney where we met Sarah’s friend she showed us around a little bit and we also did the usual tourist things such as walking Sydney Harbour Bridge and visiting Sydney opera house. When we arrived in Sydney the first thing we did was get chucked out of our guest house we had a disagreement with the owner, it happened to be a good thing because we stayed in one just around the corner and it was much nicer. We took a trip to the Blue Mountains and we had really amazing views. We got a bus which did a continuous loop of all...Jump to full entry
Apr 14, 2012 - Melbourne 12-15th April
THURSDAY 12th APRIL: Shane and Eilishe picked us up at 0730 for the Airport - they have really spoiled us this 4 days, both in hospitality and in generosity. Lent us one of their cars, fed us a couple of dinners, and took us to different locations on each of our days in Tasmania. I woke through the night with an exceedingly sore throat, could barely talk by morning, and have been very unwell all day. Visited the Pharmacy on our arrival at Melton, and got some medication - rested all afternoon, as I hope to be well enough tomorrow to have...Jump to full entry
Apr 10, 2012 - Den travle by!
Så var turen kommet til Melbourne, Australiens sportshovedstad, som Neil beskrev det, hvilket jo lød til at falde lige i vores smag. Ved første øjekast virkede byen enorm, men efter lidt tid fandt vi hurtigt ud af at det meste der var værd at se lå i midten af byen. De første par dage gik med at finde til rette, finde rundt i byen, nyde det gode vejr og se lidt på butikker. Derefter ramte påsken os og Melbourne, og der var ikke rigtig ret meget der var åbent. Dog havde Melbourne akvarium åbent, og som tæt på resten af byen tog vi...Jump to full entry
Apr 7, 2012 - Mel comes to visit & the blue mountains!
Mel’s visit I was lucky to have my friend Melissa from Winnipeg come visit me in Sydney for 3 weeks. She had originally booked her ticket to Melbourne, because that’s where I’d originally planned to be. She spent a week there seeing the great ocean road, exploring the city and staying with some friends from Winnipeg. Kirsty had moved back to Holland so Mel was able to move into my room with me for two weeks which was really nice. It might of been a little much for her living with five people and realizing that it’s really hard to have any...Jump to full entry
Apr 5, 2012 - WRANS Reunion 2012 - Melbourne
THURSDAY 29TH MARCH: 0230 Alarm, brekky (Thanks Beej and Manni, I found some instant oats!!) taxi at 0340, plane trip of only 3+1/4 hours,(very uncomfortable seats in Virgin - cannot recline - difficult for the night flights when all you want to do is doze!!), shuttle bus in to Melbourne, lunch at Spencer St station then taxi to reunion Hotel in Queens Road, just off St Kilda Road. Already a group of ex-WRANS here, so while Pete slept I met them and chatted until someone I knew arrived!! Helen and Di, along with Grace (Molloy/Thomas) and...Jump to full entry