Grand Mercure Melbourne Flinders Lane Apartments
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We kicked off Melbourne with a nice culture and historical tour of Melbourne (the city) Victoria (the state) and Australia (the country). I do not want to share it all, but the biggest a-ha's are:
* Australia became a country in 1901. This seems so young!
* The Opal is found here and folks head out West for months to mine for it. Some …
... of everything we earned, oh the palace also cost $9 a day. each...
we left the next morning needless to say the farmer refused to let us leave, we had to sneak off order a taxi and get out asap! the 3 people we arrived with a liverpoolcouple and a scottish guy, well they disappeared at some point during the night, god knows where!!!!
... have pokies (VLTs) tucked into the corners. The menus are similar- chicken schnizel, fish, or burgers with a side of fries and salad bar for about $20. That said, they do the basics well. The fish and chips aren't over-cooked, a burger is loaded with tasty toppings, and the salad bar could be a meal unto itself. In my opinion, Canadian pubs have set the bar incredibly low, so it was a welcome surprise that I like
eating at the pubs here. ...
... with many other brave men and women, every year on Veterans Day. I am proud to have them as part of my family!
From Wikipedia: The first chapter of In Flanders Fields and Other Poems, a 1919 collection of McCrae's works, gives the text of the poem as follows:
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely ...
... we stopped of at a nature centre where people could have their photo's taken with koalas and feed wallabies. I found out that you are only allowed to pick up koalas in some states of Oz, so I'd been fortunate to do it in Brisbane whilst I had the chance. Next we stopped off at a beach and had a bit of time to take in the views and take cheesey beach photos. Then we went to a koala conservation centre, where the koalas were wild but in a ...
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