Just to get this out of the way, Melbourne is 19 hours ahead of Chicago. Take Chicago time, subtract 5 hours and add a day.
Thanks to this nice little feature of the International Date Line, I didn’t have a Monday. Left Atlanta on Sunday evening and got in this beautiful Tuesday morning. Thanks to it being an overnight flight, I really just feel like I’ve been awake since 5am. Only it’s now a day later.
Ewen picked me up from the airport and gave me a nice drive-by tour of the city. After that grabbed some brunch and I hit the city. Checked out a couple museums (all of which were free) and wandered around the central business district, knows as the CBD. I’ll get photos up soon.
Melbourne is a beautiful city with lots of cool neighbourhoods (spell check on this computer suggested the “our”. Silly Australians), each with its own unique feel. And there’s very distinct boundaries. You cross the street and all of a sudden the trees are gone.
So far the thing that has amused me the most (besides the fact that the girls here are beautiful) is that walking down the street you can see Movember going on.
Now it’s off to the bars for the first night out in Melbourne. More to come…
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia