Category Archives: Melbourne

Mixed Message

As seen in a bathroom on a pacific blue airplane.

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Return trip to Fiji

Getting up at 4.40 AM, breakfast, packing, checking out at 7 AM, Taxi at 7.45 AM 30 minute trip to the Airport. Check-in line at Virgin Blue is 10 miles long, but gladly I find out that this is domestic … Continue reading

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Melbourne Day #9: Mall-Day

Is there any better place to see a country’s day by day shopping behaviour then the mall? Andrew offered his time and gave us a ride to Northland Mall where we all spend 2 hours together, mainly hunting down baby … Continue reading

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Daily Julius

Fun with the big mirror in the elevator.

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Melbourne Day #8: Circle Line, Chocolate Buddha and Aquarium

First thing today was a tram ride around the CBD in the free Circle Line. Some old style tram cars are used to drive this circle around the CBD and mainly tourists hop on and off and an anouncer tells … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: And now he crawls (video)

The day I feared the most has arrived … the little man is getting very mobile and has figured out the concept of lifting his tummy up to move around … Now he can get pretty much anywhere, including electrical … Continue reading

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Melbourne Day #7: Beachday at St. Kilda

St. Kilda is the closest beach area to the city and it seems that every tourist has to go there. With the temperature again closing in on 30C and the sun in full force, the tram to the beach was … Continue reading

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Melbourne Day #7: Shortest tram ride ever.

We left our hotel fairly early (for a sunday) to take a tram to St. Kilda Beach. There are 2 ways to go from the CBD, we chose the line that passes closest to where we were. Once we found … Continue reading

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Melbourne Day #6: Royal Botanical Garden

30C, no cloud in the sky and only 40% humidity. Let’s go for a walk and forget the sunscreen On our schedule for today were the royal botanical gardens, just south of the city. We managed to keep Julius pretty … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: Shower time

Since we do not have our trusty bathtub, the shower turns out to be even more fun.

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Melbourne Day #5: BBQ Dinner

For dinner we were invited by Andrew and his family. They already had been so kind letting us have their stroller and backpack carrier and now we were invited over to finally meet in person. His 3 year old daughter … Continue reading

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Melbourne Day #5: Federation Square, Fitzroy Gardens, Daily Julius and Video

This morning we went to explore Federation Square, a funky looking complex of buildings right opposite of Flinders Street Station. There was supposed to be a farmer’s market, but we counted only 8 stalls, some of them offering interesting things … Continue reading

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Daily Julius: My first Lego

On our shopping trip today we bought Julius his first set of Lego blocks .. and he loves them, apparently. (click for bigger version ) As for the questions earlier, why Julius is so big … well, he started out … Continue reading

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Melbourne Day #4: More Shopping

Did I mention that so far we only had good weather? No rain at all. It was a bit more cloudy this morning, but it cleared up later. We set off to explore some more of Melbourne’s shopping area and … Continue reading

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Melbourne Day #3: Zoo Day

Julius’ first visit to a zoo. How exciting. And he loved it. He saw baboons, gorillas, mandrils, giraffes, elephants, bears, koalas, emus, orangutans, pelicans, lions and many more animals … but he was most excited about seeing all those other … Continue reading

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