Hey! We have finally made it. We are in Australia. After 30 hours of long waits and even longer flights we did finally arrive to Melbourne. Once we arrived, at early 7am, we went directly to our lovely rented flat near the city centre- at the 19th floor! Jet lag, of course, hit us hard and after five days we are still feeling slightly time lost, but we are adapting little by little! However, it feels great to be already in Australia, and I'm so excited for this upcoming weeks.
On Wednesday morning, after stopping by at the apartment and taking a quick shower (oh that was incredible after going dirty for 30 hours) we went for a stroll around Melbourne. And then Tuesday and Friday were museums and famous spots days, including the National Gallery of Victoria, in which was pretty curious to see some European and Spanish art, or the Melbourne Aquarium. Today, though, we basically slept until late and then went for a great lunch at the Italian neighbourhood of Carlton.
But besides all that blablabla of what we have been doing these days, there are some things much worth reading. Australia is both so similar and so different from home. You can appreciate how it clearly was an English colony, but still with lots of Asian influence, specially at restaurants and shops, which are plenty of Chinese and Japanese -and many other asian cultures- souvenirs.
Another shocking fact for us was that they drive with the right! And that makes the whole world turn completely and crazily upside down. We just keep looking to the wrong direction when we have to cross the street. By the way, the water does also go round the other direction (but that's Coriolis effect on the South hemisphere!).
However, that's all for now! See you soon!
Ps, feeling very very excited for this upcoming weeks in the aussie land.