Bridge the Travel Gap

Mellowing in Melbourne

‘There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.’

Well, this is our last week in Western civilization, after this, we head to Asia.

Launceston Gorge

Launceston Gorge

Last Monday, I was in Launceston, Tasmania where we flew into Melbourne, Australia for a week.

Before I left Launceston, I had time for a morning walk in the Gorge. Absolutely beautiful, so glad I made it to this stunning area.

Kings Road

Kings Road – Launceston Gorge

Most of our time in Tasmania we stayed at people’s homes on Air bnb – an online accommodation service where people let out their spare rooms, we’ve done both: let our space and stayed at others. It’s a great way to get to know the local area from someone who lives there.

Then, when we arrived here in Melbourne – well, John and I have just crashed – seems all the travel is tiring us out, so we’ve mainly just been taking it easy, hanging out with friends and preparing for our last quarter of our trip – Asia!


Dinner with Friends!

Saying that, we have seen a few gardens – Royal Botanic Gardens – Cranbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens – Cranbourne

and the Rhododendron Gardens – Dandenong. (Some photos below of the flowers)

Rhododendron Gardens – Dandenong

Rhododendron Gardens – Dandenong

I, also, made it to the local Art House Cinema – Cameo to enjoy the film – ‘Birdman’.

So tomorrow we head off for more new adventures, tastes and sounds. Plus the heat will go up a lot as we head to Singapore for a few days, then off to Malaysia.

Happy travels!  What are some of your ideas on how to deal with high heat and humidity?


Some beautiful flowers which are here as their Autumn/Fall starts:


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