Australia 2011 (Part I: Melbourne and Victoria)

My girlfriend did a year abroad in Australia last year, and last July (2011) I went to join her for about a month. We rented an RV and, beginning in Melbourne and ending in Darwin, we went on a 6000 km journey through the heart of Aus. Since it’s been a year, I think it’s time to finally post some photo highlights of the trip, as well as some running commentary. On to Melbourne!

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Yours truly in front of Flinder’s Street Station.

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And in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. I don’t know why I look like I’m about to have a technicolor yawn.

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And the interior of Saint Patrick’s.

And now on the road!

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Our home for a month.

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The back of the RV (caravan) transformed into our bedroom each evening.

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A rainbow along the (rainy) Prince’s Highway toward Geelong.

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A parrot along the Great Ocean Road towards South Australia

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The Twelve Apostles (Or the Sow and Piglets depending on who you ask)

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A bit of a closer view of the Twelve Apostles

My girlfriend has a special regard for Melbourne, up to counting herself as a local. I could see what she saw in the place. It was beautiful and very livable, although driving there was a bit hairy especially for someone with not much experience driving on the left. Don’t get me started on the infamous Melbourne hook turns:

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Aside from that, though, and a bit of rain, Melbourne was all roses and I can’t wait to go back. Anyway, next up we have my favorite city in Australia, Adelaide, and the magnificent Kangaroo Island. See you tomorrow for more!

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