12.11.2009 - 18.11.2009 85 °F
Melbourne, Australia, miles travelled…..3952
The land downunder has always been a place that captured the imagination of both of us. When Sara was young and asked where she wanted to travel, she would always say, “Australia”. When Mike was young, he spent hours poring over the atlas to find the perfect place to live in Australia. So, it was with great excitement that we first stepped foot in Melbourne. Luckily, our friends, Angela, Fito (who lived with Sara's family as exchange students back in high school), and Monica, their older sister, now live in Australia, so we were supplied with mates, local knowledge, and accommodations.
We visited Brunswick St., Victoria Market, toured the Great Ocean Road, went to the beach in St. Kilda and Brighton, and had dinner in the Southbank. We also enjoyed Hawthorne, the area around Fito’s uni and hung out with Fito’s German roomy, Holgar. We also spent time with Monica and family (husband Nick and son Jacob) while Fito was off studying for final exams.
Here are a few pictures and a short video Mike made about our trip on the Great Ocean Road, where we explored for three days.