Melbourne, Australia

From South Cross I took a tram to St. Kilda. It was 8 am so I saw people rushing to get to work and many people riding their bikes to work. It was so quiet yet so many people were around.

It was Halloween and at my hostel they had a free BBQ and beer if you dressed up. I put on leggings and a long sleeved shirt and put masking tape on me and wrote street names on it. Boom, I was a map.

I came down with a cold earlier that day, so after I ate I passed out. The next day I slept all day and night. I missed out on a Halloween Party at the Brunswick Mess Hall with my friend James that I met in Malaysia.

The highlight of Melbourne had to be the Great Ocean Road day trip I did. I learned that it is really hard to do in one day, but I was glad I got to see the 12 Apostles.

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At the London Bridge you could see the penguins little foot prints on the beach below. They come in at dusk, so we weren’t able to see them. If I could do it again, I would have rented a car and waited to see them. I would have spent more time in Apollo Bay as well.

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On the way we stopped by a place where wild koalas are normally spotted. We were lucky and saw 3!

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The next day, I checked out of Habitat HQ and took a tram and subway to Reservoir, one of Melbourne’s suburbs. My friend Kenny from Highschool lives in a cute little house with his Aussie girlfriend, Daniella. They were so hospitable and it was so nice to have my own room and bed!

We took a drive up to one of the outer suburbs to get a view of the city. The sunset was beautiful and you could see the outline of the buildings in the clouds. Pretty view.

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The next day I took a tram to Smith street to look for a down jacket. I checked out a couple of thrift shops and they didn’t have any, so I bit the bullet and bought a new one at the MacPac outlet. Normally it was 380, but I got it for 150. Not bad.

I walked around Fitzroy. The outside of the buildings are original due to the city code, which were built in the early 1900’s. Really cool.

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Lots of cool street art.

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I walked through Carlton Gardens where they have the Royal Exhibition Building. Such a beautiful place to just hang out.

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That night we went to Daniella’s friend’s BBQ. Since i had an early flight, Kenny and I went to China town for some food while Daniella and her friends went out to a club for some drum and bass.

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