Finally in Melbourne, strangely familiarWednesday, August 21, 2013
I am finally in Aussie land in Melbourne. It has been months since I have decided to leave Auckland, weeks since I have decided (indefinitely) on Melbourne, and days since I finally booked myself into a hostel for three nights.
A dropped me off at the airport. J text me he was going to miss me. My parents called - they seldom call - to check I was all ready. I think so. This is my first time in Melbourne, but Australia is not that different from NZ, I told myself.
In the plane I slept like there was no tomorrow. Skipped the meal completely. Got my heavy bag off the carrousel and got on the Skybus to Southern Cross Station, where I changed buses to a smaller free shuttle to the hostel. Easy. I had the four bunks ensuite room all to myself the first night. Luxury!