Day 30 – Goodbye New Zealand, hello Australia!
Today we said goodbye to gorgeous New Zealand and headed for Melbourne, Australia. Our Qantas flight was a pleasant three and a half hour journey (great service, food, and in-flight entertainment). Upon arriving in Melbourne, we quickly dropped off our baggage and began sightseeing (since we only have four nights here). We took a walking tour of this magnificent city which our guide book recommended. Based on what I have seen and felt thus far, I LOVE Melbourne! It possesses all of the great characteristics of Chicago (diversity, an amazing culinary scene, great architecture, a creative atmosphere, and very friendly people). As we sat by the river listening to an incredible street musician play his saxophone, we felt transported back home (to Chicago).