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Nick making pasta

the rest of Wednesday:

So we landed in the Avalon airport and had to take a $20 bus to our hostel, Hotel BakPak. Turns out the bus drops us off right at the hostel doorstep, which was sweet. We checked in and this place was so not as nice as the YHA. We went up to our room on this sketchy elevator that made strange noises. The hallway our room was down smelt rank! Not good. We were in a 6 bed dorm, we put our stuff down and then went to get subway. After subway we went down to the Roo Bar, which was soo ghetto. It was hilarious though. We didn't stay down there long before we went to bed.

Thursday:

We signed up for a free tour of 4 Melbourne beaches but because the weather was kinda lame we went on a tour of the city. It was awesome, we saw the city skyline from a big hill and stopped at this park where there were HUNDREDS of bats, it was so insane! We also stopped on a random street and had some lunch.

smelly restaurant with $4 pizzas
We drove through some suburbs and went to a footy stadium for a few minutes and had a beer at a little random pub. It was pretty sweet for a free tour and we met a lot of people. Afterwards Nick and I made dinner and then decided to go the Moonlight Cinema at the Royal Botanical Gardens. It took FOREVER to find it, but eventually we did. It was $14 and it was outside in the park. Breakfast at Tiffany's was on. SUch a cute movie. After that we went back to the hostel and went to bed. Pretty good day actually

Friday:

So today we decided to see the Aussie open. We headed to federation square to check out tickets. It wqas $19 for a grounds pass valid all day. We bought that and headed over there. It was soo cool! We went to Rod Laver arena and wandered around, got some pictures of the court.

melbourne skyline
I bought my sister a tshirt. We watched some of the previous matches on the big screen tv outside and then went to some random courts to watch some smaller matches between not famous people. Still good tennis though. We went back to the hostel at like 4 to make dinner and whatnot. Earlier we bought corn on the cob at the Queen Victoria Market and it was soo delicious! We headed back to the grounds at like 5:45 to get good seats on the grass to watch the mens semifinals. Federer vs. Djokovic! Match started at 7:30 and Federer lost! It was nuts, Federer can't lose! Gah. After we went back to the hostel to the Roo Bar and met the people from our tour. We chatted for a while and made plans to go to St. Kilda for Australia day tomorrow.

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Nick making pasta
Nick making pasta
smelly restaurant with $4 pizzas
smelly restaurant with $4 pizzas
melbourne skyline
melbourne skyline
look at all the bats!
look at all the bats!
me and nick and bats in the backgr…
me and nick and bats in the backg…
the queen victoria market
the queen victoria market
more melbourne
more melbourne
melbourne
melbourne
aussie open entrance
aussie open entrance
rod laver arena
rod laver arena
inside Rod Laver arena
inside Rod Laver arena
yay aussie open!
yay aussie open!
waiting for the match to start
waiting for the match to start
watching the match from the cheap …
watching the match from the cheap…
go federer
go federer
what! federer cannot lose..
what! federer cannot lose..
st. kilda beach
st. kilda beach
steve and amber on el beacho
steve and amber on el beacho
mm nandos
mm nandos
andy is so funny! posing with his …
andy is so funny! posing with his…
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