Stories and Thoughts

October 29, 2009

Melbourne Trip 2009

Day 1: Touched down Melbourne Airport at 12:30am and quickly went over to friend’s house to unpack our stuff and rest. Woke up early the next morning to visit some wineries and a historical town nearby Melbourne named Bendigo. Felt a little tipsy after few rounds of wine tasting and it was definitely a good experience. We ended up bought 2 bottles of red wine that cost us AUD20 each.



Day 2: Woke up early as it would be a long day tour to the Great Ocean Road. It is Victoria’s most spectacular route and is recognized as one of the world’s most scenic coastal drive. No doubt that it was a wonderful driving experience with magnificent scenery along the way. And the famous Twelve Apostles are one of the largest limestone rock stacks in the world. It was a cold and windy day but luckily all of us wore enough clothes. Dropped by at the nearby town called Warnambool for dinner before drove all the way back Melbourne.



Day 3: A day tour to Melbourne Zoo. Met up with friends at Victoria Market for breakfast and took a tram to Zoo. Bought a daily tram ticket cost AUD6++ with unlimited ride throughout a day. The zoo was quite packed with families on weekend, and it’s very well designed and maintained. It was my first time experience seeing Kangaroo and Koala bear.



Day 4-6: Planned to visit Philip Island initially, but we cancelled the trip due to some circumstances. Therefore, we took our own sweet time with city and shopping tour for the next 3 days. Nothing much in Melbourne city itself apart from some gorgeous cathedrals, art center/theatre, Federation Square, Library, Town Hall etc. Had a day shopping at Victoria’s Market though I didn’t buy much due to the high exchange rate of Aussie dollar.



Nothing much to shout about the Melbourne city itself apart from the magnificent Great Ocean Road. Anyhow, what matter most was the great company I had along the trip. I believe we had gone through enough along the whole trip that had definitely strengthened our friendship.

14 comments:

[SK] said...

yeah i was right, i guessed you must have been to australia.. looks like a great nice "honeymoon" huh?? kekekeke :p oh my, you are going for trips so frequently, when is my turn, i really need a holiday so badly~~

動 Orson said...

sounds so enjoy ah...good lo...
tonite i dream to go there ah...haaa

Gratitude said...

Camwhore to the max hor?

Melbourne, hmmmmm the only thing that turns me on there is the morn Vietnamese roll with lotsa pate. Glad you had a nice trip. ^_^
+Ant+

LAURENCE said...

oh~
wat a beautiful place~

TZ said...

i have to plan to conquer Australia and New Zealand since i have been to most of the continental... :p

said...

ooo~ the koala bear on the tree~ so cute :)

Danny said...

the pic that u took with yellow lighting
a) sitting on the bench ( 1st group )
b) standing in front of the pillar ( 3rd group )
is just PERFECT.. got feeling feeling lerr..can do for mag cover liao..
fats fast go print out postcards n distribute la..:))

类私理 Lesly said...

Seem you so enjoy your trip... I miss Melbourne too~! But I think i need more time to save money so that can go back there. haha!

KY said...

SK: You are always a smart boy lo. But too bad it wasn't a "honeymoon" trip. Maybe next time.

動 Orson: Sleep early and please share your dream with me ya.

Anton: Haha, gotta take more photos as I don't think I will go there again within years. Vietnamese rolls? I didn't try that though.

LAURENCE: No doubt it's a beautiful city. :)

KY said...

TZ: I'm kinda interested on Gold Coast. Let me know if you plan to go there, maybe I can join?

L²: Koala is cute but it could be dangerous.

Danny: I gotta tahan my laugh to take those 2 photos le. Hehe, print and distribute? Later people use to bungkus nasi lemak.

类私理 Lesly: Haha, now everyone can fly lo!!!!

Medie007 said...

note to self note to self!!! must go before the limestones got eroded completely!!!

but i don't like australia...

lol
wat to do...

William said...

The Great Ocean Road is definitely worth the trip.

KY said...

Medie007: Hm..I would prefer other countries than Australia too..:)

William: Yeap, it is.

fufu said...

yeah melbourne is a nice place to visit... did you go to adelaide or sydney??