You’ll be reading some of the things I wrote when I was still in Melbourne (November 3-10). Internet access in my hotel is really expensive so I decided to just blog about it when I get back in Manila. So here it goes…
When a rare opportunity comes, grab it.
Here I am in Melbourne, Australia being trained for my new role in my current company. I’ll only be here for a week and I’ll still be based in Manila. It’s my first time in Melbourne and it’s my first time to travel alone.
My flight going to Melbourne was long because I have connecting flights. I left Manila at 2:20 pm and arrived in Singapore around 6 pm. I hanged around Terminal 3 of the Changi Airport for around 3 hours. I haven’t been there for a long time. I think it’s the best airport I’ve been to, lots of places to dine, shop and of course I love their free wi-fi! I roamed around the airport and found the Butterfly Garden. It’s a good way to see a glimpse of nature in a busy airport. Then at 8:10 pm, I was already boarding the plane going to Melbourne. By the way, I flew to Melbourne via Singapore Airlines which was the cheapest so far compared to Cathay Pacific and Philippine Airlines. The flight was worth $750 (back and forth) while the others were more than $900 +.
Still at the Butterfly Garden in Changi Airport
Good thing I got the window seat because the lady beside me (on my left) is having a hard time with the lady on her left side. She kept on standing up the whole flight and even poured wine on the kind lady beside me. Poor thing. I also can’t help but be awakened whenever she makes a commotion. Travelling by airplanes are not really for everybody, especially that old lady who can’t sit still. Oh well.
I arrived in Melbourne at around 7:30 am and first thing I saw in my airplane window before landing was a beautiful rainbow. What a beautiful sight to see in a land that I’ve never been on.
The moment I went out of the airport to ride a cab, I felt the very cold breeze. It’s like Baguio but it’s much more colder. Temperature is about 19 degrees.
I took a cab and headed straight to our office in Stead Street South Melbourne. I can’t check in to my hotel because check-in time is 2 pm. I immediately started training then my boss allowed me to go home at 4 pm to check in to my hotel nearby.
By the way, I am currently staying at the Seasons Botanic Gardens in St. Kilda Road.