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  • Day99

    Melbourne botanical gardens

    May 31 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We went to a really nice market they have here which you could literally buy everything it was amazing was hoping there might be free samples but no unfortunately not.
    Next we headed to a botanical garden which was beautiful quite strange being right in the centre of the city.
    We had an amazing cream tea just like being at home.
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    Steven Francis

    Wonderful place absolutely beautiful. topped off with a cream tea. my favourite you lucky things. weather not too bad then? xxx

    Betty Francis

    Hi Jen,Melbourne looks lovely,lots of places to explore,and things to do,"enjoy every minute before you move on to your next adventure" love you lot's N&N xx

  • Day29


    October 3, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Wir starteten früh, den wir wollten so viel wie möglich in Melbourne erleben. Mit dem Zug ging es nach Southbank und zu Fuß am Yarra River entlang mit dem ersten Ziel Eureka Tower. Alleine ging es für mich (Svenja) nach oben und wow was für eine Aussicht. Das wackeln des Turmes der eine Schwingung von ca. 30cm hat, merkte man direkt und so knipste ich ein paar Bilder, genoss die Aussicht und entdeckte Benni aus 297 Metern Höhe. Weiter ging es mit einem typischen Roten Hop on Hop off Sightseeing Bus. Für heute wählten wir die Beach Route und so war unser Ziel St. Kilda. Ein genialer ewig langer Strand an dem es von Jugendlichen, Erwachsenen, Familien, Rentnern, Surfern und Skatern nur so wimmelte. Ein paar teure Pommes später machten wir uns in der Dämmerung mit der Metro auf den Rückweg und packten für Margaret und uns noch einen Sub ein, den wir dann bei Ihr Zuhause verputzen und noch gemütlich über unseren Tag pluderten.Read more

    Jürgen Ke

    Was war los?

    Jürgen Ke

    Wollte Benni nicht hoch hinaus ?? 🤔😊

    Sveni Ke

    Der war schon mal oben und hat das Geld lieber gespart 😋

    Benni Kerler

    #superschwabe 💪🏻😄

  • Day37

    Brighton & St Kilda

    January 7, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Heute war der letzte Tag in Melbournes Umgebung für uns. Nachdem wir die letzten Tage eher in der City von Melbourne waren, haben wir beschlossen heute mal an den Strand zu gehen. 🏖 😎 Zusammen mit ein paar anderen Mädels besuchten wir die bekannten „Brighton Bathing Boxes“ und haben dort einige Fotos gemacht.📸 🏠
    Anschließend haben wir mal wieder den neusten Trend ausprobiert und zwar „scrolled ice cream“. 😋
    Gegen Abend ging’s für uns weiter nach St Kilda, um passend zum Sonnenuntergang Pinguine ganz aus der Nähe zu beobachten. 🐧 😍 Das „St Kilda Pier“ ist ein wunderschöner Ort, wo man zugleich die Skyline von Melbourne im Hintergrund erkennen kann. 🌃 🥰
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    Jana Speldrich

    Uii das sieht ja interessant aus 👍 wie hat’s denn geschmeckt? 🍧

    Lisa Ehinger

    War richtig lecker😋wurde extra für uns gemacht😍

    Luisa Thum

    Oha sieht sehr mächtig aus 💪

  • Day5


    October 29, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Neuer Tag, neuer Versuch bei Sonnenaufgang am Meer, genauer gesagt am St. Kilda Pier zu sein. Laut Reiseführer Marco sollten dort Pinguine leben. Dies war auch der Fall, jedoch waren sie unter den Steinen schwer zu finden. Nach einer kurzen Kaffeepause am Strand gingen wir nochmals an den Pier, doch die Pinguine waren immernoch versteckt. So machten wir uns auf den Weg zurück ins Stadtzentrum zum Manchester Press, ein Restaurant, dass für sein gutes Frühstück bekannt ist. Nach einem Avo-Smash Bagel wollten wir uns die Ausstellung TeamLab (Lichtshow/Lichtspiel) ansehen. Die Ausstellung war jedoch so klein, dass wir in gut 5 Minuten alles gesehen hatten. Am Nachmittag gingen wir Sportskanonen ins Hotelgym und anschliessend gabs ein Powernap. Bevor wir uns nochmals auf den Weg zum Pier machten, kochte Marco ein Rumpsteak mit Reis und Blumenkohl.
    Am Pier hatte es sehr viele Leute, die alle darauf warteten, bis die Pinguine vom Fischen zurückkamen. Immernoch müde vom Powernap entschieden wir uns ohne Pinguinbesichtigung wieder ins Hotel zurück zu kehren.
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  • Day106


    February 20, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Last night we noticed signs hanging around the hostel buildings with a warning for people that needed to go to the airport in the early morning. The president of Israel was flying in for a visit and that meant the roads to the airport would be closed between 5 and 7. Our flight was at 8 though so it didn't matter too much, but we did arrive quite early by taxi just to be sure. We had breakfast at an airport café and then waited for the flight. Then we discovered that while Fiji welcomes you with songs and flowers, on the way out they quite literally leave you high and dry. Right before getting onto the plane they stole everyone's water bottles, which was quite mean for a 6 hour flight. Unfortunately our 'window seat' couldn't put the smile back on our face either. But at 12:30 local time we landed in Melbourne, and after 9 days in high humidity and airco's we were able to breathe in relatively normal air, so that made us happy.

    The Melbourne Airport SkyBus brought us to St. Kilda, where we were picked up by Geoff, our AirBnB host for the next 4 nights. He's a friendly guy who also immediately made sure we'd get a transportation pass. Once at his home, we got a tour of the house and got to know that he really doesn't mind sharing everything including his guitars, books and food. Despite being very tired from the journey, our stomachs were begging for some proper food so we walked to the nearest supermarket through the rather nice Chapel shopping street. It wasn't hard to fall asleep after that.
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    Suzanne Schönbeck


    Suzanne Schönbeck

    St Kilda! Chapel st! Whoo!

  • Day107

    The Australian puzzle

    February 21, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Before going on our world trip we left a goodbye present for our nephew Morris: a puzzle of the world. Australia is one piece of his puzzle, but for us today Australia seemed like a puzzle of a thousand pieces. The locations on our wishlist seemed impossible to combine within budget and time. We were starting to be OK with going a bit over budget knowing that except for Fiji we had stayed below the whole time. But the next problem wasn't far. We learned that single vehicle accidents were simply not insured with any van rental company that had an open office in Alice Springs or Broome before April. So that meant our original plan of three weeks Melbourne-Alice Springs and then three weeks Broome- Perth was simply not possible because Alice Springs and Broome had closed offices. Next we considered making it one big road trip Melbourne- Alice Springs- Broome- Perth. Then we learned that sealed streets between Alice Springs and Broome could very well be flooded until the end of March (explaining why most van rental offices there are closed until then). So if we didn't want to repeat our Fjordland experience from New Zealand, this wasn't really the way to go either. We ended up researching 8 different route scenarios with estimated kilometres and costs. In the end we had one favourite option: 1 week van rental to travel the area around Melbourne, a flight to Perth, 3 weeks van rental to do a round trip north of Perth and then a final flight to either Adelaide or Alice Springs to rent another van traveling the way to the Ayers Rock, Olgas and King's Canyon. We weren't entirely sure about the exact dates yet. So we decided to let it sink in a bit and have a nice evening walk to clear our minds after hours of tough research.Read more

    Suzanne Schönbeck

    Morris is not ok with you guys moving around the globe 😂 when making the puzzle he insists oom Machiel and tante Susanne are still in New Zealand because we told him so a while ago

    Susanne and Machiel

    Aww! 😅 Happy to hear that you are keeping him up to date, and that he still makes the puzzle!

  • Day11

    A half pint

    March 19 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We then made our way towards St. Kilda and it was so beautiful! I had the Stone Woods Pacific Ale. It was quite light with a citrus 🍊 taste. Nicola met up with her friend Richard here. Definitely an area I could spend more time in.Read more

    Linda Edwards

    It’s looks beautiful 😍

    Maddie Gee

    Beach looks so beautiful!

  • Day109

    Walking the lap

    February 23, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today was the big day! Visiting Albert Park, traditionally the hosting venue of the first Formula 1 race of the season. Machiel was so excited he was already awake at 5. Or who knows, maybe he really had slept enough after 7 hours like he claimed 😏 Susanne wasn't aware of that, so we actually only left the apartment at 10. A short tram ride brought us close to the park, after which 5.3km of walking were waiting for us. The preparations for the race in just 3 weeks were fully going on. That was nice as it meant that it was largely closed for normal traffic so we could walk just on the track itself. We entered the circuit just before turn 13 in the 3rd sector. It was interesting to see the poor state much of the asphalt and kerbs were in. Not sure if that's still getting some maintenance in the next 3 weeks. The gravel traps weren't ready yet either, but the gravel was already delivered. We tried to sneak into the pit entrance, but were unfortunately stopped by some security people.

    Walking onto the start/finish straight there was a supercar meetup of some sorts, with some of them also driving on parts of the straight being loud and looking expensive. We continued into sector 1, where the usual road cuts out a part of the circuit, which in everyday life functions as a parking lot. In sector 2 we spoke to some painters who were painting parts of the Pirelli logo on the wall, turns out they had to do hundreds of them. We continued but it was getting tough as it was very sunny and around 25 degrees. Before completing our lap we had a nap under the shadow of a tree along the back straight, right next to the golf course. After that we only had the challenging turn 11-12 complex to go, which didn't look as impressive because they straighten it a bit for the normal road traffic. Laptime: around 2,5 hours, including a nap.

    Most of the afternoon we spend in the apartment before heading out to St. Kilda for the evening. We walked along the beach boulevard and had dinner at a nice vegan restaurant.
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    Herman Cordes

    So cool you guys hiked a lap there. Not a bad laptime at all haha!

  • Day343

    Albert Park Melbourne

    March 12, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We have waited almost a month for this weekend to come. Finally it is time for the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. We have tickets for all days, so we had the chance to explore the Albert Park today already. It was a great day with a lot of fun! We drove with a 380 PS Jaguar F-Type including some nice drifts, had some fun in race simulators and saw a Porsche Supercup race.
    Now we are looking forward to the first practice session of the 2020 F1 Season tomorrow.

    Wir haben einen Monat auf dieses Wochenende gewartet und heute ging es endlich los: Das Formel 1 Wochenende im Albert Park in Melbourne. Heute hatten wir schonmal ein coolen Tag an der Rennstrecke: Ehemalige Rennfahrer sind mit uns in einem Jaguar F-Type zwei Runden über eine kurze Strecke gerast, wir konnten ein paar Rennsimulatoren fahren und haben auch schon ein Porsche Supercup Rennen live verfolgen.
    Jetzt freuen wir uns auf morgen und das erste freie Training der Formel 1 Saison 2020.
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    Seid ihr sicher, dass das ganze Unternehmen nicht noch abgesagt wird.

    Janine und Markus

    :( unfassbar!

  • Day1100

    Formel 1 in Melbourne

    April 8 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    It really happened, the F1 has not been cancelled, the weather was great and we made it into the Albert Park. 430,000 people visited the race this weekend and it was a lot of fun. We saw crashes, safety cars, restarts and a Ferrari winning. What do you want more? All in all we had an amazing weekend in Melbourne.

    Es ist wirklich passiert: Das Rennen wurde nicht abgesagt, das Wetter war super und über 430.000 Menschen im Albert Park. Wir haben viele Unfälle, spannende Rennen und jede Menge Action neben der Strecke gesehen. Es war ein richtig cooles (und verdammt teures) Wochenende in Melbourne.

    (Ich weiß der Footprint kommt etwas spät, aber aufgrund der Schulferien hatte ich bisher vor lauter Arbeit noch keine Zeit die vielen Bilder durchzusehen)
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