Its midnight and I have three choices after my 58 hours travelling... walk the 5 mins through the black depths of the multi storey car park to the Holiday Inn .. walk around the long way.. probably about 15 mins.. take a taxi...
Of course I took the taxi and the man bitched and moaned the whole time... I apologised when I got in that it wasn't a long journey, and the line at the rank was small.. they just all want the $60 to the city fares, well luck of the draw Mr Miserable taxi man.. welcome to Melbourne! I'm sure if the tourist board of Melbourne knew how visitors were being talked to they'd have something to say.. If it hadn't been so late I would have got his number, buut I just wanted to go to bed...
I thought you were supposed to be going to Adelaide...?
I was .. all the flights were full until lunchtime... so I missed a day's work!
Sleep done, I even went to the gym to blast off some travel weariness, I packed up and made my way under the car park (a remarkably short distance :-) ) to the terminal and either I was on drugs else Melbournians had warped back 100 years
Onwards to Adelaide finally and I arrived at my hotel. One of my 'don't know where you are going and get it for an ace price hotels' - The Rockford was described as a boutique hotel (it was) in the vibrant Arts precinct of the city and bustling West End.. OK there were some Art galleries so OK... if by bustling they meant seedy, Gentleman's clubs, massage with happy ending, type of area.. then yes it was bustling!.. how do I know.. I had to walk past it all when I discovered I'd left the maid in Melbourne my travel charger. I main priority was to get back to hotel before it got dark! LOL
|Super comfy bed|
|Going to rain....nothing new it always rains when I'm in Adelaide!|
After a day of rain on the Tuesday I got on the plane to Perth..
I arrived late tuesday evening, rocked up to the Hertz counter to pick up my car and was offered an upgrade.. gratis.. well you know me I'm always up for an upgrade.. that is until you end up with one of these!!! They asked me if I minded a Kia Carnival.. I didn't know it was a people carrier...
My hilarious customers asked me what time I was doing the school run and could I collect their kids too..I did however manage to wheel spin it from standing start..LOL
Things weren't all bad in Perth as I'd wangled another amazing hotel deal.. but this time it worked out good .. I got the Hoiday Inn at the casino for 1/3 of normal price.. don't ask me how.. its a secret (actually it was bloody lucky! and I'm going to write a blog on upgrades, cheap hotel rooms etc later!) Normally Perth is so exepnsive I never get to stay anywhere that good... normally some studio apartments that cost.. wait for it $180 / night! Arrrgggh ... I got the Holiday Inn for $130.. Whoooop
|My normal aparthotel I stay in.. yack|
|Oh the heavenly beds!|
Perth wasn't all work and tomorrow we're off to the Trots, and no that isn't what you get after a dodgy curry!