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Living in Melbourne..

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 24 January 2008 | Views [602] | Comments [1]

Moving to Melbourne for work was definitely a good idea!! The day after we arrived we interviewed at a temp agency and then started working for a vodafone call centre the following day. The first night we were in Melbourne we were determined to have a night out, what we didn't realise was that King Street where our hostel was situated is actually known for it's strip and lapdancing clubs!! We had a beer in what looked like a relatively normal bar and got talking to a few guys who had just been at a football match. They asked us why we were in that bar (which turned out to be a gentlemans club upstairs) and then offered to take us to Brunswick Street where there are a lot of bars. It was definitely an improvement there and the first bar that we went into would have been great if they didn't have their tvs on, Unfortunately our first day in Melbourne was also the first day of Australia having a new Prime Minister and weirdly enough, all the 20/30 something year olds in the pub were all watching the news and debating amongst themselves. It was the strangest sight, people at home really wouldn't care!! there again, it's against the law here not to vote so I guess maybe they all get caught up in it a bit more? After spending over a week living in the hostel, we managed to find a room to rent in a house in Albert Park (a posh family suburb). You may notice I wrote room, unfortunatley being incredibly poor backpackers, we could only afford the one room but at least they'd only be the two of us and not 16 of us like our first room at the hostel! Our housemates were really nice and our second night there were persuaded to go on a santa charity pub crawl (not much persuasion needed). We were lucky enough to have the house to ourselves for christmas as both housemates where away at their families, it was just nice to have the tele to ourselves!! Our contract at Vodafone came to an end (luckily after the christmas party which involved a bouncy castle, karaoke and then $5 jaegerbombs) we managed to stay in the same building but moved to AGL's call centre which wasn't the nicest job but we met some nice people. It's now time to move on, Melbourne has been nice and Albert Park and St Kilda are great! but I'm really excited to be going on the road again, this time to Tasmania!! For Australia photos copy and paste link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2133366&l=5b5cf&id=724065102

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how out of touch am i, sounds fantastic. hope you are enjoying it as much as it sounds. normally do a weekly check as you know we were all so worried about u doing this trip, but u were rite ur doing well. have loads of fun and keep the updates comming. x

  lesa percival Mar 5, 2008 9:23 AM

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