Wednesday, May 10, 2017

More on Melbourne Trip

I just remembered.

The moments when my brother was driving throughout the Great Ocean Road, after Maghrib. After we had lunch/dinner at Iluka Restaurant in Apollo Bay. Superb halal restaurant and the Seafood Platter and the Chicken Platter were the best!

The journey through GOR was breathtakingly amazing. Even though it is almost night, by the way sunset was about at 5.30 PM, the coastal road filled with the sound of waves and the Spotify playlist that we listened to.

The thing that I remembered about that journey was the houses by the sea shore. We could see clearly that most of these houses don't have any curtain or blinds. Or maybe they just open the blinds and expose to everything. Grasp! Couldn't imagine the views from these house during the day, when the sun is up to light up that side of the ocean, the Great Australian Bight.

Couldn't take pictures though, I was too tired and the low light setting from the phone and my gopro aren't that good either.

I will come back again, with my partner and drive through Great Ocean Road during the day.

The reason we didn't do that route at the very beginning was we didn't know that Apollo Bay was nearer than 12 Apostles. Talking about didn't do enough research eh? Never mind, we could always visit Australia several times eh, partner? <3 p="">

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Coldplay AHFOD tour & Australia - Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney Trip 2017

Every small things that I remember from both of these trips.

1. Listening to local radio fm while driving from Melbourne to Canberra to Sydney.
2. Breakfast moments in Bangkok with my best friends. We had nice morning talk.
3. Using "ojek"/moped (like a true "rempit", Bangkok style) to this Big C shopping mall in Ramkhamhaeng District before going to Rajamangala Stadium for Coldplay concert.
4. Running in a 8 degree weather at 11pm while it's raining near Melbourne CBD, East Melbourne. Checking in after hours is the worst. Lesson learned.
5. Checking in the Canberra and greeted by a sweet old man who is the caretaker of Canberra Carotel Motel at 9pm with below 10 degree Celsius. After hours check in needs to go to the caretaker's house. Again. Lesson learned.
5. Confetti and lights in Coldplay concert. It was a very well prepared tour. The numbers of songs are just amazing. This is thus by far, the best concert I have ever been in my 29 years of life.
6. Using Uber to Melbourne CBD to get the car that we rented. Supposed to get at the airport but the car rental place closed at 10pm and we went there when it is closed. In Australia, gotta take care of business opening hours.
7. Chatuchak park (I think is new) is really clean. Even though there's some people selling some snacks around the park.
8. Listening to Paris by the Chainsmokers and how it became the road trip song when in East Australia.
9. Sydney Observatory Hill, please if you're going to this place again with your partner and show him the family picture.
10. After the concert is finished, we stayed a bit in the stadium and the guy told us to go since they want to clean the floor. What an ethic. I really love Thailand for hosting the tour there. They're really nice person.
11. Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. It might be a small thing for other people, but it was big for me. Im a fan of Australian Open. Even though the arena is still under construction for renovation. One day, I will be able to spectate the Australian Open.
12. Eating Thai food when in Sydney CBD.
13. My dad drove the car for like at least 30 minutes and asked to change driver because he was sleepy. The freeways between Melbourne to Sydney is boring. It's straight and less curves and everyone is driving under speed limit.
14. Went to a mosque in Sydney, (its in level one, number 56-60 Erskine St) it's a simple prayer room but they have schedule for Friday prayers.
15. Parked in Sydney CBD (mostly wilson parking)  AUD38 for 3 hours. AUD7 for 30 minutes. 
And after working hours AUD8 for night parking.
16. We didnt realize that the check out time for Canberra Carotel is 10am. So we take it slow, 
but the safekeeping came at 10.50am & we had to quickly pack, and it took us 20 mins 
to check out. haha.
17. Eating Angus meat in McD downtown Canberra. I dont know whether to call it meat or 
junk meat considered it came from McD? 
18. Thats all for now. I will add a few more once I remembered. (probably never)


Fit :)
5/5/2017 & 8/5/2017