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19/1/2012 Sunny blue skies again – it was great. Mel, Debs and I went to Queen Victoria Market, a bustling and vibrant open-air market on the corner of Victoria and Elizabeth Street in Melbourne CBD. We got there around 12pm and went to the food section first. There was a band playing on the corner… Read more »

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18/1/2012 I was looking through the various brochures Debs had given me, about all the attractions/things to do in Melbourne. There was, for me, a choice of going to the Aquarium, going on a boat cruise, the zoo or going to the night time ghost tour of Melbourne Gaol. Debs and her parents had been… Read more »

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17/1/2012 On Tuesday it was 34 degrees and absolutely boiling hot but thankfully there was a strong wind which cooled things down. That’s the hottest temperature I’ve been in. We got tram 109 to St. Kilda and got off at Luna Park, which is a well known amusement park in Melbourne. It will be celebrating… Read more »

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15/1/2012 The Golden Sands Hotel, where I stayed, in the Bur Dubai area, was lovely. They offer over 750 accommodation units made up of studios and one, two & three bedroom apartments. It’s within ten minutes walking distance of the Burjuman Shopping Centre, a pretty central part of town.The staff were very friendly and for… Read more »

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15/1/2012 I had been waiting with baited breath for the last two years, to go back to New Zealand but only really started planning my trip in August this year. After a variety of circumstances, mostly work related, I decided to check out flights and finally booked my flight in August. Now I wanted to… Read more »

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16/1/2012 So the next leg of my journey to New Zealand was my flight from Dubai to Melbourne at  3am, which took sixteen hours. We had to change planes at Kuala Lumpur, so had an hour to wait here. I was sitting beside this elderly Arabian woman on the plane and when the food came, I looked… Read more »