Sunday, February 16, 2014

The "Nausea" Drive Up Great Ocean, Melbourne

Day 3 - Great Ocean Road 12 Apostles

My sons went to arrange the day tours in one of the tour agencies along Swanston Street, Melbourne.  They came back with a package of 3 day tours with one free attraction for $300 per person.  We requested an English speaking tour guide and it is a bit more than the Chinese speaking ones in Chinatown.

The next morning we walked to Grand Mercure Hotel around 7.30am to wait for the pick-up.  And our journey started around 8am and that was the starting of our 4 hours "nausea" journey up the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's scenic coastal drives. 

  The long and winding road up the coastal and up on the hills...
Along the way, the bus stopped for us to take some pictures....
The tour guide told us that this is just the initial stage.... 
The way he put it, he said this is "rubbish"... meaning... there is nothing compared to The One...
The "rubbish" he meant is spectacular to us!
Aaron went down to take some pictures...
The rest of us were "resting" on the bus... trying to keep the "nausea" from our throat... urghhh...
Yes, it was a long and winding road and we felt like throwing up...
But we managed to "control" our nausea by swallowing some tablets .... 
And taking a light lunch here... 
Taking a breather.... 
Walking around in the cool air helps to control the "wind" in our body...
Andy relaxed by chasing after a bird... I forgot the name....
He certainly feels like a small boy again doing this...
I also felt much better after consuming the tablet...  I really hate Vomiting!
Love this picture and their spike hair... hahaha....
Then the journey continues for another hour....
My kids called the drive a Nightmare! 
 LOL....

30 comments:

  1. Oh my.... that sounds horrible but i think its worth it for the breath-taking scenery right? :D

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    1. Yes, at least we felt better when we reached the top...

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  2. The seashore is so beautiful!!!

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    1. This one is just the initial stage.... :)

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  3. Driver driving reckless? That's a long journey and happy that you manage to control vomitting out. Beautiful scenery indeed.

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    1. I think our tolerence is lower than others....

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  4. should have rented a car and go by yourselves... Bus on tat road is suffering, certain turns are like close to 180 degrees! tat table at the Bay of Apostles...i had my fish and chips twice there... hate tat seagull...!

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  5. Lovely scenery! Lucky you all have the tablets with you. What is the name of the tablet?

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    1. Oh i got yo dig our from my bag... I bought them from pharmacy....

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  6. aiyoh, the Great Ocean Road woh, i always wanted to go there since friends told me the place is so nice.. but then seemed like you didn't enjoy it because of the nausea.. hmmm, next time if i have a chance, must eat the pills beforehand first, and probably bring some asamboi and stuffs just in case..

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    1. Maybe you wont feel nausea.. Perhaps its just us... Lol...

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  7. You must go getting or Cameron highlands more to train up ! Lol

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  8. You didn't go swimming in your itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini?

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    1. wahhhh... you are waiting for that??? ooooooo....

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  9. I am just like you, I really behtahan the nausea when I was going up Cameron Highlands lastime.. Even on a speedboat when I was at Krabi.. Felt like asking the fella to just stop and let me go down, hehe.. But you still could smile sweetly, guess the tablet worked fine.. Really smile or "kak ngang" smile one? Tee hee...

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    1. When the bus stopped for lunch, I was so relieved... after awhile, I feel much much better!

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    1. Yeah lo.. and he said this is rubbish.. hahaha...

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    1. If car, then maybe not so bad.. bus you know la... double decker somemore.. sure goyang goyang..

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  12. The place we did not manage to cover since it is quite far away from the city.

    I didn't know the road is that bad that caused you have nausea, Claire. Sorry to hear about that but it is worth of it right witnessing the magnificent view!

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    1. Yes, it was indeed worth it... otherwise I will not show the pictures.. hahaha....

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  13. Worth it la! The view is spectacular!

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  14. That's nice! I didn't get to go there when I was in Melbourne.

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  15. Wow! Nothing is cheap there but never mind la, you just swiped Platinum Card! SK said that la.

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  16. If me, throw out already...I easily get motion sickness.

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