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we left sydney around 10 am and arrived at the tullamarine airport just before lunch...it was a short flight...we made a stop over at a small town before checking in at the hotel...gutom na kami kaya kumain na muna kami dahil 2pm pa ang check in...we had italian for lunch...nag ikot muna kami and went to the grocery store to buy some chichirias...tapos we flagged down a taxi para pumunta na sa hotel...ang sama nito hindi ko na matandaan ang pangalan...the hotel was beside the vineyard so we were looking forward to the wine tasting the next day...our friend from melbourne met us up in the evening for dinner...we ate at the hotel restaurant and chatted until midnight...it was a really relaxing night with friends.

the next day, we woke up late and had breakfast at the hotel.

our hotel
..we then walked to the melbourne safari...we bought the ticket for the safari ride that will take us around the encampment...parang nasa safari ka na rin...medyo tamad nga lang ang mga hayop...sa dami siguro ng mga tourist na nameet nila, deadma na lang sila ngayon...of course you will never know...mga hayop pa rin sila at hindi natin alam an isip nila...they have a good collection of animals...it was fun to see them close up...i wasn't comfortable when we went beside the rhino...the horns were massive...thank god they were just fed when we got there...so they were resting and still trying to digest whatever they had for lunch...we saw some giraffe, giselle, horses, lions, cheetahs, monkeys, hippos, crocodiles.

we left the area late in the afternoon and went straight to the winery.

our hotel
..we had a great time tasting the different wines on offer...i stuck with the reds...my favourite...we bought half a dozen each and went back to the hotel to rest and prepare for dinner.

the next day we checked out after breakfast and went to the city proper to check in to another hotel...we decided to try 3 hotels with this trip...so we have one down and 2 to go...the hotel in the city was great...nice view of the botanic garden...we made the most of our stay as we will only be staying for one night and we will move to the third one the next day.

we decided to have dinner at chinatown...we walked around the city in the afternoon...did some serious shopping and ended up in chinatown just close to dinner time...we were all starving...we went back to the hotel by taxi.

melbourne safari

the next day, we checked out just before lunch and moved to the next and last hotel...we saved the best for last...it was a great hotel...5 star...our room was at the 20th floor and we had a great view of the city...we were glad we did what we did...we went to the museum and then went around the area close to the crown plaza...we had dinner at docklands (i think) and took the tram back to the hotel...we had coffee and cake at the hotel cafe before calling it a night.

we left melbourne just before lunch and was at home in the afternoon...all in all, it was a great experience...we plan to visit melbourne again next month before flying out to manila for the xmas celebration.

 

just_jack1970 says:
you are welcome, incky...oo nga ang gandang tignan ang mga hayop..lalo na ang hippo at rhino...pagka lalaki.
Posted on: Nov 18, 2008
incognita456 says:
kaya naman pala eh.
exciting din siguro ang wildlife...
amazing photos!
thanks for sharing
Posted on: Nov 18, 2008
just_jack1970 says:
oo nga...elton john stayed there when he was in melbourne for a concert...i think this was sofitel hotel...half museum nga ito...dati kasi itong mansion ng isang governor na converted to hotel...modern ang hotel side...heritage ang facade.
Posted on: Nov 18, 2008
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