Monthly Archives: February 2013

Day 189: Who You Calling Boss?

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Mon. 18th February 2013 After a tasty breakfast with a good selection of food we decide that a second night here is called for so we soon haggle with reception for the same room at the rate offered on booking.com. …

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Day 188: Little India, Many Islands

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Sun. 17th February 2013 Before we leave Singapore and head on for Bali, we have time for a last morning of sightseeing. Our trusty Lonely Planet guide has the Little India quarter near the top of it’s To Do list …

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Day 187: Avoiding The Rain

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Sat. 16 February 2013 Chinatown is on the agenda for this morning, following a slightly revised route to the one recommended in the Lonely Planet guide. After the rain yesterday (when we were nearly drowned in the 200m dash from …

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Day 186: A Sense Of Inevitability

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Fri. 15th February 2013 Sometimes, things are just meant to be. It would be wrong to say we have done lots of planning on what we should do in Singapore. As Myf found out, that isn’t really how we work …

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Day 185: Homeward Bound–Just Not All The Way

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Thur. 14th February 2013 We are flying to Singapore today but it turns out that the plane we are on goes all the way to London. This only reinforces that we are beginning to head back towards the UK, even …

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Day 184: Friends In All The Right Places

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Wed. 13th February 2013 Tomorrow we are moving on again to Singapore and then Bali and Indonesia. So today is our last full day in Melbourne and our last day in a city where we (mostly) speak the same language …

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Day 183: After The Gold Rush

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Tues. 12th February 2013 Our destination today is Ballarat where in 1851 a discovery of gold led to the world’s biggest alluvial gold rush. We have two options, firstly catch the 9:07 train from Melbourne which connects with a free …

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Day 182: Dum, Dum Dum Dum, De De De De Dum

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Mon. 11th February 2013 Yes, the title of today’s blog post is the song The Chain by Fleetwood Mac. This, of course, is the theme music used by the BBC for their Formula 1 coverage and the two are now …

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Day 181: I Don’t Like Cricket

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Sun. 10th February 2013 Today we have tickets at “The G” to see Australia v West Indies in a 50 over cricket match. One of us is excited (though not optimistic about the Windies’ chances)! However Myf and I are …

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Day 180: Unexpected Gems

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Sat. 9th February 2013 Myf has a car booked for today and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the sights outside of Melbourne. Our original plan was to go out to the Yarra Valley which is home to some …

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