June 20, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

Penguins, koalas, and kangas – oh my!

by: Boris

Melbourne, Australia

The week has been busier and more eventful that I could have imagined. As much as I want to write more, I am very tired, I have a 5am wakeup call; therefore, I will be quick and let my photos fill in the blanks.


Monday:

One of the best days of my life! I went on a tour that first took us to the Maru Wildlife Park where I took many photos with a koala. Their fur feels like cashmere! I also fed and took photos with wallabies and grey kangaroos. There were some albino wallabies and kangaroos running around which was quite unexpected. All were cute!

Next we went to a chocolate factory. I ate chocolate.

Then we walked along the beach and saw the beautiful coastline of the Nobbies, which reminded one of my fellow travelers of Ireland. Speaking of, I made some new friends. These were fellow solo adventurers who made my day all the more enjoyable. HELLO MEGAN, REMILY, AND KITTY! I loved being able to share the joy with you guys!

Finally, we watched the penguins return to their homes in droves (technically in waddles) as the sun fell. Imagine loads of fairy penguins waddling up the beach in groups, making all sorts of noise as they squawked and squabbled in the darkness.

Once again, this ranks among the best days ever!


Tuesday:

I checked out the humongous Queen Victoria Market and browsed for souvenirs. Then I met up with my friend Julia to have lunch and catch up. HELLO JULIA! ARE YOU READING MY BLOG YET? After lunch, Julia showed me around the University of Melbourne campus. I then made my way to the Eureka Tower, the tallest building in Melbourne, where I went onto the Skydeck on the 88th floor. The view of the city was spectacular. I caught the sunset from up there, and saw the city at night. The entire floor is surrounded by glass so taking photos was extremely difficult due to glare, but oh man, what a view! Do check out the photos.

That’s all for now.


MELBOURNE
NEW ZEALAND (SOUTH)
NEW ZEALAND (NORTH)
HAWAII