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It had been a very hot night so we had both had a disturbed nights sleep. To add to this there had been some mozzies trapped in the room during the night that had chosen Diane as their preffered choice of blood. She woke up with 16 bites!
Today we headed to the Dragon Museum and Chinese Garden. During the goldrush Bendigo attracted many chinese gold diggers. The museum contained lots of chinese artifacts and information from the past up to the present day. It also housed the longest Imperial Dragon in the world, at 100 metres long. It takes 52 people to carry it and it only comes to life once a year - for the Easter Monday parade.
After the museum we wandered into the chinese garden, it would have been nice to sit in for a while but it was just too hot, and the warm wind that was blowing didn't help. A quick look in the temple around the corner and we headed back, calling at the supermarket for food for tea. We got back to the hostel very hot so just sat for a while trying to cool off. Diane did her weekly chore - laundry, hung it out at 5pm, by 6.30pm it was bone dry - thats how hot it was. Temp today 39 degrees.