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Too many people had secondhand horror stories about driving Melbourne to Perth - crossing the Nullarbor - and were quite happy to load me up with tales of woe and warnings before I left home. It should be noted that they had not undertaken the trip! SAFETY - Don't : talk to strangers, drive at night, sit on the toilet seats, use bathrooms alone in roadhouses, go off the main road and do pull off road and stop for trucks and road trains! I found everyone, whether in ...
... and then being ushered back to the van for a stop at a cider house.
Once again there the disorganisation showed because although they did tastings of 4 different ciders on a paddle we were told we could once again only sample one or two.
Disappointed we were dropped at a local chocolate factory to purchase some merchandise before making our way back to Melbourne.
Sushi was the order of the day as once we reached the ...
So I touched down in Melbourne, all alone, excited, scared, I felt ready for this! Ready to go it alone. I walked out the airport and it was once again absolutely freezing!
I took the Skybus to the city and got dropped off at my hostel, the Melbourne International Backpackers, I dropped my stuff off and was not due to check in until 2pm so had to go for a walk, I went to the Queen Victoria Market ...
... expensive to get in. But I did purchase a Hawthorn Show Bag for my youngest grandson as he is also a Hawks supporter. Then it was a slow trip home, using the route that I hadn't used for the trip to the show. I say slow as there was quite a long wait for a bus at one stage, so the trip home took nearly 2 hours.
Oh, the Hawks won easily. Go Hawks.
... we shouldn't). Okay, so I may not agree with their ways of life, but I'm pleased that I had the chance to witness it and understand it, before I disagreed with it!Anyway, to sum it up - an incredibly journey, full of eye openers and something that will stay with me for the rest of my days. But I won't be moving to China any time soon.
Now, off to make some money for my next trip!
PS. Some tips for anyone else who fancies heading to China. ...