Day 24: A flight back to reality

It will probably be quite some time that I will wake up in a cold weather country again after today and I dragged myself out of the warm cosy bed, I begin to realised that it was time to go home. Woke up at 6.30 to brush my teeth and went straight into cooking my breakfast. One by one, they slowly got out of their beds and we did some last minute cleaning and packing. 
We got into our 8am cab and head toward the Melbourne Airport. Oh.. Just a tip. Never take the cab if you aren’t rich in Australia. The meter changes by the second so unless you have a few of you splitting the bill, don’t try and take the cabs. We got off the cab with a total of $52 but it was the cheapest way compared to taking the sky bus or other alternatives. We then went straight into check in and went to the departure hall. 

Grabbed something to eat to fill our stomachs before heading over for our long long flight back home which is around 6-7 hours long. The flight was delayed due to some difficulties and there we sat for around 30-40 mins before we head off. I’m now typing this in the flight because I am freaking bored. Already slept my fill of “hours of waking up early everyday” sleep and the seats here aren’t comfortable at all. ๐Ÿ˜… So I guess it will be a long and body aching flight back to Singapore. 

This marks the end of the road trip that I had in Australia and I hope that you guys enjoyed reading all the things I wrote and the pictures I took. All photos are legitimate and took straight from my iPhone 6 plus๐Ÿ˜ pretty good right? Thank you guys once again for reading and I hope that there’s more trips to come for me to share with you guys. Till my next adventure. ๐Ÿ™†

Home bound

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Day 23: Ending it with a cold winter rain

Walking in the rain is probably one of my favorite things to do just because it is usually quiet and have a calming effect where I can just think about stuff. But in today’s case, the rain is just freezing cold that got we shivering in our pants. 
Sleeping in for the last day in Melbourne is a luxury thing to do and so, on the first time in 23 days, I woke up at 11 in the afternoon. The room was warm with our heater on but it was raining cats and dogs outside. Our intended trip for today was to head down to Brighton Beach and see the infamous bathing house. So now you have to ask this: who would be in the right mind to head over to a beach when it’s raining? Yes… You should know by now. US! 

Took the train towards Brighton after braving the rain and wind. We were wet but we still travelled there with a happy heart. It took us a while before reaching the station. But when we got there, the rain was bigger than we expected it to be. Travelled all the way to Brighton so… I don’t think that anyone would want to give up now? We walked and made our way to the bathing house. The rain got heavier and heavier with every step that we took and when we finally got there, we were all drenched and cold. We took a few pictures before deciding to head back to the station. 

The rain got so big that the train we took stopped it’s service and we had to get off and change to a tram service. Bought a few items at Coles supermarket before we head back to cook our last dinner in Australia. 

Tomorrow we are heading back to sunny Singapore and I think that I can say for sure that I have had a hell of a trip. Having a road trip would be one of the thing you must do with your friends before you die. So now! I can check this off of my list of things to do before 80๐Ÿ˜

   
    
    
 

Day 22: Legs day workout

I’m coming home, coming home. Tell the world that I’m coming home. Just 1 more day in this cold weather before I pack my obviously oversized bag back to sunny Singapore. I think I would miss the weather here in Melbourne as it has been very cold and cool which I prefer. ๐Ÿ˜…
Back to today! Woke up at around 8.30 having a stomachache and after that, I just can’t seemed to fall asleep. Washed up and dressed up before I headed down to the Queen Victoria Market for some last few days shopping. Head down to the market with the intentions of getting some stuff for my family and maybe some for myself. Walked around the whole of Queen Victoria Market and finally found something unique to buy. But of course I can’t say what it is cause it is a surprise ๐Ÿ˜

Spent the rest of the day walking around town and to Habourtown shopping centre. After walking and finding, I finally bought things for everyone and of course that cost me a few dollars. Now I have to really watch my spending and use them wisely๐Ÿ˜… After settling my own stuff, I helped out Hw to walk around and find stuff to buy for his gf. It would have been an easy walk in the park for me but unfortunately I didn’t know her very well to understand how she dress and everything. So in the end, it took us a few trips to several different shops before finding one that all of us agree on. 

Took the tram back to the town area of Melbourne and shopped some more. I could barely feel my legs anymore! I think I haven’t really been shopping for too long and all the fatigue on my legs just kicked in at the wrong moment. We had dinner and went back to our apartment and rest for the day as all of us have been worn out. 

Tomorrow is going to be a really relax day for us since it will be our last day before heading back home. Let’s enjoy while we still can right? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ see you guys! 

PICTURE TIME! For the very last time.ย 

This post will be the pictures taken with my phone from day 16-21. ๐Ÿ˜Š enjoy! 

                                           

                                                                                                                                    

Day 21: The Magnificent Grampian

Just a mere three days till reality strikes once more. As how a normal person would be feeling, I’m having mixed feelings on going home but I’m kinda glad that I’m back somehow. Waking up at Halls Gap was well.. COLD! ๐Ÿ˜… It was 6 degrees but felt like 2 at the time where we woke up. It was so cold but we still got out to brush our teeth and headed straight up to Boroka’s Lookout for the spectacular sunrise. 
Oh yeah.. I forgot to tell you guys that the reason it felt like 2 was because it was raining. SO THERES NO SUNRISE๐Ÿ˜ญ I was pretty devastated by it because it was one of the things I anticipate to experience and see. But I guess that I would have to come back some other time. ๐Ÿ˜
The next stop was a beauty known as the Mackenzie Falls with the clear waters flowing down and touching gently on the floor. It was a tough climb down with some steep steps along the way but when you get down there, I promise you that it was all worth it. The view was stunning but due to the rain, there were some slippery rocks which didn’t allow me to have some good poses taken. But I’m still satisfied by the result of it๐Ÿ˜

After which we drove back to the lookout call Reid’s Lookout where the view was just beyond words. We did some dangerous (okay… Maybe not that dangerous) but awesome views of that place. It was so high and beautiful that we had to take a picture of it. After a few stupid but very fun poses, we decided that we were rushing on time so we had to leave the Grampians. But mark my words that I will be back. ๐Ÿ˜”

We drove and dropped our stuff back in our last apartment of the trip and returned our caravan๐Ÿ˜ญ It was such a good caravan which let us travel through the rough roads and trips to get to where we are. So you have my thanks my dear sweet caravan! I’m gonna miss you. 

We head out to walk the streets of Melbourne once more and we will be heading to Queen Victoria Market and Habourtown tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜ shopping trip anyone? Hahaha. See you guys! 

Day 20: Everything with Rocks, Ocean and Wavesย 

If someone tells you that traveling on the Great Ocean Road is awesome then they are obviously lying to you. ๐Ÿ˜‚ haha! I’m just kidding! It wasn’t that bad as there are still magnificent views of rock formations and the waves crashing on the shores. And that spent us half a day to explore and take pictures while traveling on the Great Ocean Road. 
We woke up in our farm stay cabin which was still amazing by the way and got up for breakfast. We packed up our stuffs and headed out to travel the rest of the Great Ocean Road. Emma (who was the wife of the Ron; who is the owner) helped us a lot during our stay and we couldn’t be more grateful towards them. I definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a stay near the Great Ocean Road as they are wonderful host to anyone. If I could, I would come back and stay with them again๐Ÿ˜Š
Loch Ard Gorge was our first stop of the day after we went to search for a petrol station nearby and nearly got to go out and push our caravan. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ The view was absolutely stunning and prettier than I expected it to be. I even ran down just to take a photo of it. We headed down to The Arch and see the rock formation which was alright I guess? After which were the two other famous sites which is the London Bridge and the Grotto. Yes, basically today was all about rocks and the ocean. ๐Ÿ˜…
Drove down to Warrnambool to see if there’s any places worth visiting and thus, we headed down to the Logans Beach as there were whale sighting reports earlier. BUT IT WAS ALL JUST A LIE. There wasn’t a single whale throughout this whole trip and we were very disappointed about it. Guess we weren’t as lucky as we thought we were. ๐Ÿ˜”
Drove up to the Grampians and stay there for the night with our caravan because this will be the last night with it. ๐Ÿ˜ญ It took us all the way from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Melbourne and now the Great a Ocean Road. It make us sad to say that we are going to return it from tomorrow onwards. So this will be our last night together and I will say that I love this experience. 
Tomorrow heading to the well known sites of Grampians before heading down to our accommodation and return our caravan. Two more days till the weekends!! But only four more days till I’m home.