Rex in Melbourne AustraliaTravel | Rex | June 24, 2011 at 08:50
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ralia_Sidewalk.jpg” alt=”" width=”510″ height=”310″ />Hey I finally decided to fork over some cash and get an Internet card after a few days. Just wanted to keep you posted..
Been having a complete blast here in Melbourne, much more fun of a city than Sydney,
but also seems more expensive.
The bars here can really stick it to you and I’ve burned though almost all my cash without even realizing it.
Well that and food/accommodations (about 35 a night for the hostel). I’m guessing my per diem so far has been in the 100 dollar range. Drastically cutting down my expenses now though. Went to the grocery store and stocked up on some cheap groceries so I can cook next few days.
Besides that Melbourne has been great! Definitely don’t feel like I’m going to have enough time here. There are so many museums and parks, it’s rediculous. Plus there is just Life here: random bands/musicians are setup in the streets, playing music, as well as people with boomboxes, breakdancing and performing street tricks.
The people are all very friendly and outgoing! A huge change from the Gold Coast. I wish I had tried to find a job down here instead, although I doubt I could afford it doing temp work or whatever. But definitely a different feel than the rest of Australia I’ve seen.
The first night I got to the hostel around 1am Sat monrning (Friday night) and just walked down to a bar and got a beer. I sat down (was tired from the flight, but couldn’t sleep) and had various guys and girls come up to me and just start conversations because they saw I was by myself. A huge shocker as I’m used to people thinking you’re weird on the Gold cCoast when you try to talk to them.
This is some