Road to MelbourneFebruary 4, 2015 in Australia
Unfortunately we had to leave Sydney already, since our flight to New Zealand is next Monday and we wanted to see at least a little bit more of this vast country. It was very nice though to have something like a home at Adams and Fraukes place for a while and we are truly grateful for their hospitality...and taxi services ;).
This morning we boarded the 11 hour train to Melbourne. Everybody we told about this plan was incredulous: Can't you get out of the ticket? and why don't you just fly? were common questions ;).
But flying was never an option for us and in this specific case the train was more scenic, more comfortable and cheaper than the bus. It just takes a little bit longer and an hour here or there is not really a constraint for us. But when looking for a place to stay we did notice that we are not in southeast Asia anymore once again. Instead of around 10 EUR for a double room we'll be paying 20 EUR for a bed in a nice and cosy 10 bed dorm ;).Read more