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Melbourne, Australia

overcast 27 °C

In Melbourne we stayed at the International Backpackers hostel. Again you needed to leave deposits for sheets, keys and dishes. We managed to get there on time for breakfast. Robert was very brave to try a vegimite sandwich, but that didn't go down too well. After some strong coffee, we wandered around the streets of Melbourne. It had lots of nice bakeries, bars and restaurants and the vive so different and seemed a lot more relaxed and fun compared to Sydney.

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We then went on a tour of the MCG stadium. The guy who was showing us around was sooooooooo slow, I was ready to kill myself. The waiting list for the MCG is about 25 years, so the guy who was showing us around said that he already registered his grandson. He also could'nt answer any of the questions that Robert asked him, so pretty uselss to be honest.

After the tour, we went back to the hotel and met the Irish girls who were staying in the same room as us. We chatted for a while and then went to get some fish and chips dinner in the bar close buy, they had great deals on food and drink - and it had a great atmosphere.

Next day, we went on a trip along the Great Ocean Road. Surprisingly, the girls from our hostel were on the same trip as us. The driver kept saying that the views are going to get better and better, but in the end we were just driving along the coast and I thought that New Zealand was so much better :). I did get to see wild coalas though - and they were getting it on :-)). We've obviously stopped at the 12 Apostles and at London Bridge - which were cool.

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Apparently two rocks were joined by a natural bridge. But one day it fell leaving a stranded couple on one rock. They had to wait for hours until they were rescued, but it looked like they were lovers and their husband/wife weren't too happy to find out about the whole afafir on the TV. Not sure if the story was true though.

Some people were spending a night in a National Park nearby to see kangaroos, but we headed back in another car. We should have gone to the park as well, as we had'nt seen a single kangaroo so far - but we didnt even know that was an option.

For dinner we got some hoummus, olives, vine leaves, salami, some bread and some vino.

The next day, we went to St. Kilda and met up with Carl, a friend of Robert's that he met while travelling round Europe a few years before. We didn't stay too long as we had to catch a fight to Cairns.

Posted by Laima 04:02 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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