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Landed at the airport in Melbourne very tired nad got through customs without a hitch this time although it took forever. Found where the airport shuttle to St Kilda went from, but I had just missed one and as it was a sunday the next one did not come for another 2 hours which was longer than I first thought. So I went back in to the airport and got some food, then did what I do best and went on the internet for a bit and started to get used to the Australian accent which was harsher than the Kiwi one.
The weather in Melbourne was great so sitting outside was nice and got a bit of a view of the place on the way to St Kilda.
Melbourne was full of flies, really badly, the only time I can remember it being that bad was on a trip to the kennedy space centre in florida with my family and the woods and we were watching a shuttle launch from near some swamps or at least some water and we got anihalated.
Got back to the hostel and had to dash straight back out for the neighbours night. This was good fun, although at first I thought it was going to be a bit tacky in the style of an 18-30s holiday to magaluf.
The next day I just relaxed a bit. The temperature got up to 37oC which was a little strange considering it was mid November, but travelling you lose track of what date and day it is anyway. Did some washing and cooked some good food, did a bit of reading then headed down to the beach once it had cooled down for a bit which was really nice, but quite busy.
That evening entered a pub quiz in the hostel and we managed to finish second with a team of 3 instead of a max of 8 and won $30 bar tab which would make my dad proud.
Booked a cheap flight to sydney with Jetstar which is an Easyjet equivalent, but even EasyJet dont fly from an airport this small, about the 3rd the size of Girona and it seemed to be a temporary structure in the middle of nowhere and it took me ages to find the bus to get there as it was almost hidden away. It was the first flight though when I had not known anyone at the airport which proved how easy it is to make friends travelling.