Melbourne

Trip Start Oct 28, 2012
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Trip End Nov 09, 2012


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Flag of Australia  , Victoria,
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Getting to Kingsford Smith Airport Domestic airport from Blue Mountain is a long way as compare to CBD but lucky I've nothing much to pack. After breakfast it's time to say goodbye. I reluctantly make my way out of the hostel. In my head I whisper to myself that I should have stay here few more days than in that stupid Elephant in Sydney.

Walk across the street and within 250meter distance or so is the Katoomba Railway Station where I catched a train to Central Station for transit to the Domestic Airport. Strange enough as I travel from Katoomba to the CBD I reliased that architecture transform from classic european stlye such as the Victorian& Gothics to the mixtures of old and contemporary modern which imply that European has explored and settled from Sydeny to somewhere near Mount. Victoria or Katoomba area long ago but only central of Sydney is actively develop and redevelop into a modern giga-cosmopolitan.

Nervously, it's time to test my gut again, knowing that my 60Litre backpack might not make it to hand carry but check-in-luggage would means burdensome for my travel budget.

Time to check-in and after got my flight ticket the lady at the check-in counter is questioning me on my backpack. F! I just said: it's ok ok ok...("OK" is a very positive word) and she told me I'll get caught in the gate if I don't check in. OK OK Ok, I replied.

Took out everything from my backpack and rearranged all my stuffs and even throw out some of redundancies while stuff the rest of small items into my cargo pant's compartment which make me look like a balloon smuggler.

Time to check the luggage at X-ray gantry. Ntynn..ntynn..the gate cried out when I pass through the gantry. The immigration officer approached me. With little to no idea what to say I took my shoes off.  The officer look at me with his fucking blurs face!! I turn my back and put the safety shoes on the tray for scanning and go through the gate myself again, and this time I shut the bloody stupid gate mouth. Officer is somehow satisfied so without questioning of my oversize hand carry I make it to the plane without a single cent extra!
 
Arrived in Melbourne around 2pm and this time without thinking of hostel pick-up services I find an airport shuttle to the Southgate (Bus, Train and Tram station where most of the public transport congregate at Melbourne CBD) right away. Approx. 30mins, A$28 (Return fare) journey the Skybus took me to the Southgate Station follow by free-minibus services to Hotel Discovery.

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