Thursday, July 28, 2011


July 28th, Thomas, Marc and I decided to venture to Melbourne in Victoria (down south) and see what all the hype was about. Needless to say, it's a great place. Hands down. We flew out of Gold Coast Airport via Jetstar for a quick 4 hour flight before checking into our YHA right in the CBD area.

We spent the first night walking around on the water front and checking out the nightlife to see what was out there before we fully tackled it the next few days. We were told there was a lounge bar in the area called the Berlin Wall and that we HAD to check it out. This was also a must as I was traveling with two Germans, lol. The place was pretty dope actually. We had to ring a doorbell to be let in and the place was decked out to the theme of WWII with memorabilia and signs up everywhere in regards to the war. We spent most of our time on the allied side sippin gin and tonics and drinking German beer. It was pretty cold at night and by the time we got back to the hostel we were ready to pass out.

The next day we walked around most of the day checking out museums and hitting up the market and thus meeting up with David and Julia for a bit (they were in Melbourne as well). Followed by going to the casino and gambling to try and double our money and fly back first class (yea right). Granted I'm not much of a gambler, we spent a good 2 hours there. Luckily I spent $20 and walked away with $.10. haha. Thomas losing most of his money he'd spent and Marc coming away with a few dollars. We then went off to the movie theatre to see what was playing only to realise we had just missed all the good shows. Thomas had the brilliant idea of sneaking past the ticket usher and we walked around from theatre to theatre to see if anything worth watching was playing. Sadly, no. So we had snuck in for nothing. Plus Marc had a guilty conscious going on so we ended up leaving. Afterward we headed to the arcade and wasted a couple more hours there before retiring for the night. We had meant to go check out the night clubs but again, after walking around all day we were exhausted.

St. Kilda was on our agenda for the most of our last day in Melbourne. Just a short train ride away, we visited Luna Park, Brooks Jetty and stopped for some food at a place on the beach. There are some markets open, so we stopped to see what the locals were selling, nothing good as usual, but still good to check out.

Overall, a ton of walking and sight seeing, ton of pictures and great memories of the place. Don't think I could ever leave there, but wouldn't mind going there again as I would like to check out the Twelve Apostles and roadtrip to Adelaide if I have the time and money.

Miss you all and hope life is well for you wherever you are located.

Cheers and 再见!