From Belgium to Perth & Melbourne
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I played this MMO and met some cool people mostly from Netherlands/Belgium. One of my friends from Belgium decided to visit his Aussie friends from both ends of Australia. Dave went to Perth to visit Joyce and hung out with her & her bf for a week before flying to the east coast to meet up with me. We had a total blast, introduced him to all my friends & hung out a few times after work. I asked him what he wanted to see more, Phillip Island or the GOR... he chose the GOR. Perfect choice too since I've never been there! There were 4 of us who were meant to go but one friend cancelled at the last minute so only 3 of us went. I didn't drive back then so we opted to take a tour & we decided to go with Go West tours, at that time the tour costs $90pp (incl lunch).
First stop was Bell's Beach at Torquay where we had our morning tea break provided by the tour. Lunch was at Lorne, the restaurant chosen must have a deal with various tour companies because upon arrival, there were other tour groups there too.
Apollo Bay was the next stop and also the Otways before heading to Port Campbell to see the highlight of the tour, The 12 Apostles.
We also went to see the "London bridge" (the "bridge" is no longer there, it finally crumbled a year or two ago) - it has a very interesting trivia related to that bridge, it's about this cheating couple. Hahaha I'd tell the story but I'm too lazy. We also went to see the Loch Ard Gorge - the site of all the shipwreaks.
This tour was the beginning of my love for visiting the GOR.