Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road September 7th 2009 We waved a fond farewell to New Zealand after a few last days in Christchurch (attempting to sell the car - not sold yet but with a car market to deal with it for us) and got on the plane for Australia, first stop Melbourne.
The main reason to call in for a few days at Melbourne was to visit Sarah's uni friend Em who has been living out here since 2006 with her Australian boyfriend (now fiance) ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more
Sarah and Joe are saying goodbye to the corporate world for 5 months and are off to see the world together (well Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore). The plan for South America is wildlife, Mayan ruins, hablo'ing espanol and a bit of partying Latino style. New Zealand sees 2 months on the slopes with our boards in the South Island before we tread the much-trodden tourist trail up the East coast of Oz. A few days of luxury in Singapore round off the trip nicely, then it will be time to go back home.... for now anyway! ... full info