Well it's been a long time since I've been on here! Mainly because Will and I have spent the last four months working in Melbourne and saving for the next leg of our journey and nothing too exciting has been happening! We have both been doing ridiculous amounts of hours working in hospitality. Luckily I have been working with some really awesome people which have made the 60hr weeks bearable. We had a few famous people coming in to the restaurant like the gold Olympian - Kathy Freeman and the actor who played The Hulk and The Time Travellers Wife, Eric Banna. I actually didn't recognise him when he came in with his family and told him that he would have to be out the restaurant by 7.30pm as we had a lot of bookings coming in. You should have seen my managers face!
We celebrated Will's birthday early November by visiting a beautiful view spot of the out skirts of Melbourne. It was an amazing day for it too. Then we headed to the beach to get a sun tan and finished the day off with some tequila, cocktails and spicy food at a really good Mexican restaurant.
Mid November Jason, whos flat we're staying in, and I headed to the Melbourne Cup to see the horse races. It was awesome seeing everyone dressed up in their suits, dresses and hats. We bought a bottle of champagne, a couple of beers and put some bets on then sat on the grass and enjoyed the races. We didn't win any money but it was a great day out it was a shame Will had to work.
Last Monday I went skydiving with my friend, Bella. We flew up in a tiny little plane to 14000ft and then they opened the plane door, my heart was pounding by this point. Bella was first out the door and it was so funny to watch. One minute she’s there then in a split second vroooom - gone! Next it was me so we had to crawl towards the open door and I have to put my legs over the edge while the guy I’m with makes sure we’re in the right spot. That was the scariest bit hanging over the edge! Then we got the thumbs up and off we went, freefalling for a fair while which was so cool and such a crazy experience. Then suddenly he pulled the parachute and we were floating towards the ground. It was over so fast it seems pretty surreal looking back on it now. I got the video and photos for proof and have some pretty funny faces going on! So amazing I would recommend it to everyone!
Will and I only have two weeks left in Melbourne. It has been such a great city and I’m going to miss all the friends I’ve made but I am so excited to be travelling again and to put my rucksack back on! We are going to Japan for 3 weeks and plan to snowboard in Hakuba and Niseko. They are meant to have some of the best fresh snow in the world so we can’t wait for that! Then when those 3 weeks are over Will and I are going our separate ways. I’m flying to Cairns and he is coming back to Melbourne. I’m interested to see what it’ll be like travelling on my own but it’ll be a very sad day. Anyways that’s a small update. When we’re back on the road I’ll be writing more often on here again.