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Goodbye Melbourne


We hold our hands up high and admit that we are bad people. After Melbourne has given us so much over the past year, we just left her without so much as a backward glance. It didn’t start out like this. We had decided that for our last meal we would return to the Elbow Room (Nudge Nudge) for a cuisine sensation. Whilst we sadly had to get a hour long bus in due to losing Yvonne (The most traumatic day of our lives), it was well worth it. The place was exactly the way we remembered it, if not better. We went for the herb bread for a starter which just burst with flavour. We had the exact same meals as we had last time, which were still as incredible and we treated ourselves to desert. We made the perfect choice for our last meal.


Once we’d gotten back to the house, after a few skypes to the family we cracked on with our jobs. We only had a few left so we thought we’d be done in no time at all. However for some reason they took longer and longer and before we knew it is was 4am, we still hadn’t slept and our airport taxi was at the door. We could only quickly glance around the house before we left so unfortunately we didn’t even say a proper goodbye. The house has been absolutely fantastic for us and has been special in so many ways. It’s been the place of so much fun and laughter, we’ve had Carro, Rach’s parents and Alex’s friends all stay with us. Most importantly it was our first home together and a house that in all likelihood we’ll never be able to see again.

Driving through the streets of Beaumaris and Melbourne brought all the memories flooding back of all the good times we’ve had living here and it really has been home for us. It truly is a special place in the world and if we weren’t so exhausted there’s a chance we may cry. However here we are, writing this in Melbourne airport with bloodshot eyes eating Hungry Jacks (Australia's Burger King) at 5am. A terrible way to leave Australia but we are incredibly excited to be heading to our next stop; New Zealand!

Rex’s Rules of the Road

  • Follow the Scout motto: Be prepared. It’s not fun packing up and cleaning your house at 4am.
  • You can collect a whole mass of junk on your travels. Be picky about what you send home, postage is expensive!
  • Melbourne. We love you.

Posted by rexontheroad 05:24 Archived in Australia

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