first blah day

So far, Melbourne blows, but I think that’s because my experience with people in Sydney was so incredible. I got spoiled having friends and a nice apartment to come home to at night, with someone looking after me all the time.

I took the overnight bus from Canberra, and I’m in a crummy hostel right outside the central business district because I wanted to shower and do laundry, but there’s only one washing machine and you’re only allowed to do laundry from 2pm-11pm!

So, so far, my mistakes on this trip have been:

-not allotting enough time for Australia
-leaving Sydney
-taking a freaking overnight bus from Canberra to Melbourne
-staying at this hostel?

I’ve met a couple of people at the hostel but I haven’t hit it off with anyone. I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself, actually. I’m not homesick at all — I just wish I was still couchsurfing in Sydney, hanging out with Melissa, Raquel, and Jim. My gut told me to stay longer in Sydney, but I felt that I needed to press onward. Plus, I’d already purchased the plane ticket from Melbourne – > NZ ages ago. I guess I need to keep my plans more open-ended on the next trip I go on, in case something similar happens.


Author: Laryssa

Laryssa has spent 6+ years working on an assortment of film and television projects. She writes about her experiences to help (and amuse) others. If she's not working, she's either traveling, reading or writing about travel, or planning travel. Follow , Twitter, or Facebook.

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