Vibe Hotel Carlton
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... they supply plastic bags here. B asked the man serving us if this was weird (because G was teasing!) and he said no, it's actually quite common! The woman serving at the next register then turned around and gave us some very good advice: "Don't blend. Melbourne is all about being a bit crazy and a bit unique. Don't ever stop bringing your own bags to the shops". It was definitely nice to hear, and a good reminder that things are a bit different here!
... Lords Lodge... The manager Pat. He greeted me when I arrived and was so friendly, welcoming and smiley. He carried my bag up to my room. He was so enthusiastic. I wanted to like the place because he was so lovely. I pohoned him the following morning to let him know I had found somewhere else to stay. He was absolutely fine with it, and said he'd heard things were "quite chaotic" the night before and so he wasn't surprised. What a sweetheart. I feel he is way too good for that place.
After a couple of days of condensing our belongings back into manageable bags we left our hotel room to head to the airport for we were meeting two new characters for this travel blog. Hannah’s mum and dad, Linda and Ray. `
Ray and Linda had followed our stories, so were well-read on the kinds of situations that seemingly always seemed to happen to us – it should have been no surprise to them then that checking ...
... been about 20 different food stalls going down the right hand side and then there was about 4 rows with stalls back to back of clothes, jewerellery, paintings, palm readings - you name it, it was there! Now the big question was what to eat?!! I am sure I could have eaten everything but as they didn't take card I was limited and I managed to get it down to 5, so I decided on Duck panckaes and then crepes with nutella and strawberries for dessert! Winning!!! ...
... We had a mardy Irish van driver who was threatening to quit his job who dropped us at the hostel and then at the Night markets. The night markets are a great place that sell all sorts of cheap tat and lots of Chinese food. We piled our plates high with Chinese food on the buffet and stuffed our faces with what we hoped wasn't dog. Then we spotted the Chinese Massages, $15 for 40mins full Body massage and foot spa. $15 ...
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