Friday, February 21, 2014

Shivering At The Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, Melbourne

By the time we reached the apartment after the Phillip Island trip, it was almost midnight. After cleaning up etc. etc, it was almost 1am and we had to wake up at 6am to get ready for another day trip to Ballarat! Aiyohhh... I guess the four of us had panda eyes that very morning... I should have taken a picture of our weary faces. So one advice for those who want to book day tours.. Don't clash all the three days tour consecutively if possible ...

So the very next morning we waited at Grand Mercure Hotel again to be picked up for the day tour to Ballarat, a mere two hours drive away... Ballarat the name reminds me of casino.. but actually Ballarat is Victoria's largest inland city and the site of the world's largest deposit of alluvial gold.  Yes, GOLD!  We are potential Gold Diggers!!
Quiet town in Ballarat... couldn't see many people walking around...
We stopped at this botanical garden on the way....
Lake Wendouree...
The weather was very cooling... oooh.. I was kind of shivering then...
At the gardens...
Give me some warmth!
I think I better hide behind the pole... hahaha....

21 comments:

  1. If you know how to go about the places, advisable not to join tour, very hectic. Botanical garden looks well maintained.

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    1. Now I prefer those free and easy tours... own organized.. :)

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  2. hahaha, now you know travelling can be more tiring than working huh?? anyway, it's fun lah.. and Ballarat, i think i heard of this place before.. Victoria's largest inland city?? but then a very quiet town?? no wonder shivering lah, haha~~ :D

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  3. Back to back day tours really maximized your time in Australia so that it is more worth the trip, no? I did not know that it can be so cold there around this time.

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    1. I think cold in certain parts of Melbourne... not all are hot...

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  4. Eh take off your sun glasses lah.. Wana see your sleepy face, puffy eyes, eye bags and dark circles...wahaha I so bad hor... Nah kidding.. You look young nomatter wat.. I still don't belif those 3 are your kids :)

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    1. Come closer, girl and you will see me.. i mean my age... hehehe..

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  5. Wah... really quiet wor! But love the view... exuding a relaxing vibe

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    1. I think the people here are very relaxed too!

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  6. Lucky you, not over 40 degrees. I was there when I went to Melbourne, 1980 - lovely old town.

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    1. Yes, good for retirees like us, right? hahahaa...

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  7. It's definitely very cold especially when it's windy. Brrr..I will need thick clothing too!

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    1. Maybe we have thinner skins.. hahaha.. .a little breeze and I am very cold...

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  8. How come no one around or walking??? Very quiet place.

    Poor girl. You should bring extra jacket. Must be chilling there.

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    1. I didn't know other parts can be so cold.. maybe near the shore or what... outside Melbourne very cold..

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  9. Shivering meh? It looks kinda hot there! Haha xD

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    1. Don't let the sun deceive you... it was indeed very cooling!

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  10. Next time should wear more clothes!!!

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