Port Melbourne

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    • Day 70


      January 3, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Melbourne liegt an der Südostküste Australiens und ist Hauptstadt des Bundesstaates Victoria. Rund 4,72 Millionen Einwohnern leben in der zweitgrößten Stadt des Kontinents. Die Fläche von 6.100 Quadratkilometer ausbreitet und ist fast siebenmal so groß wie Berlin. Die eigentliche City ist jedoch nur eine Quadratmeile groß.
      Schon seit cica 35.000 Jahren ist das heutige Stadtgebiet von Melbourne besiedelt. Damals lebten dort knapp 20.000 Aborigines, die drei Stämmen angehörten. Erstmals von Europäern erkundet wurde die Region um 1803. In
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    • Day 22

      Melbourne (Victoria) Australia

      December 30, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

      Capital of the Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne has been called the world's most livable city. It enjoys a scenic setting on the large bay of Port Phillip. Today it's celebrated as the country's cultural capital of the arts and exudes a rich and lively British flair. St. Patrick's Catheral, cost 500,000 to get married there, so choose wisely! Gas is about $3 a literRead more

    • Day 21

      getting ready

      February 27, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

      Saturday afternoon the trip finally started for me. I went to pickup a tent and Matresses from another backpacker in Sydney. The stuff is for sebastian and patricia who travel along on Tassie.

      Then I picked up fred, he's from Scotland and he traveled with me to Melbourne. Wen we got on the freeway I looked at the navigation and saw that I had to drive straight for the next 786km! That's a long way! Somewhere halfway we stopped to do a quick nap of 8 hours :-P. Next day got some fuel and drove all the way to Torquay. That's below Melbourne. And er surfed together, it was quite hard. It was messy and pretty big waves for a beginner like me. But it was good to be surfing again. Then we visited a closed aboriginal center. It was nice for 5 minutes :-D. Then on our way back to St kilda where I dropped fred of at his friend. Then I went to another guy to pickup another tent. We had a good chat and I could make a 2nd battery system in his car after tasmania so that's good!.

      Then I went to pickup my 'new' 2nd hand battery and went back to cbd Melbourne where I met Anna, who is gonna travel with me in the car on tasmania.

      Monday I saw an old friend from a half year ago in Sydney. That was cool. In the evening I topped up my fuel, it's 25 cents cheaper in Melbourne then tasmania. And went on the ferry. I was just in time! I was really lucky because when I was on the ferry they closed everything and then they went away within 1 minute after I entered the boat!. I had to eat all my apple's because it's not allowed to bring fruit and vegetables to tasmania. Just as Petrol. I told I only had 1 can of petrol so I had to empty it in the car a bit and trow the rest away and fill it with water. The asked me if I had an 'speaker' at least that was wat I understood. So I said yes and I showed my speaker. And they were like, why are you showing this!? But they ment 'spear-gun'. Haha woops!

      When I was on the boat I met 2 other backpackers from Canada and Brazil. It was cool to hang out with them. And ofcourse they were placed next to me in the boat.!, definitely no coincidence :-P. I hope I see them again in Tassie. I had a recliner seat and that was really comfortable to sleep in! So I had a good rest.
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    • Tag 73 - Brauche.Guten.Kaffee!

      October 9, 2023 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

      Es ist der letzte Tag in Melbourne und somit auch der letzte in Australien, bevor wir dann morgen nach Neuseeland fliegen. Ich bin super gespannt auf das Land und auch wie wir uns mit dem Leben im Van zurecht finden werden.

      Heute ging es letztmalig für mich ins BlocHaus, bevor wir - endlich mal bei Sonnenschein! - die Stadt besuchten und den ganzen Kram, wie Wäsche waschen und Koffer packen, erledigten.

      Status meiner Suche nach dem besten Kaffee Melbournes: Mission failed. Gut angefangen mit einer 7/10, ging es zu einer 5/10 und letztendlich sogar zu einer 3/10.
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