Ok back, its like 8AM now. I have had a lot of apprehension on going here. I think I need to move from the hostel. Things are pretty expensive around here. I kinda just want to get settled first. Anyways, here are some pics!
Ah, so what we have here is a bag full of clothes, an extra pair of shoes, a towel, bowl, spoon, container, Dr. Happy Stein, and some other stuff. And in the MRD bag, yeah, N-SA style, we have a notebook and camera. Well the camera was in my hands, but it rested in there on the flights.
This dude sat next to me from Charlotte to LAX. His name is Cameron, and he was once from Australia. He now lives in New Zealand (where he is off to), and researches molecular biology. Really cool dude, and he listens to Slayer! Not to mention he had strong encouragement for me on going to Melbourne. He might be one of the reasons I have not yet chickened-out yet. But he told me something that is of utmost importance, and stemming from Buddhist philosophy. Never worry, because if there is a solution, it will present itself. If there is no solution, it will obviously not present itself, and thus there is nothing you can do about such. So worrying is pointless.
Dan! Artist who has done work for Mattel and Disney. He is now trying to throw-together a political satire piece. He is from L.A. and is freakin' awesome. Both he, and Cameron, were strong encouragement for me to go. And he said something quite warming. A parent's role is to dust off their kids, if they ever need help. I should never feel guilty if I need to approach my parents for financing. One of his sons is a physics researcher.
I have arrived in the Southern Hemisphere!
Me and Mike. Discovered him in my room at the Hostel. From South Korea. Really nice guy.
My bunk at the hostel.
The following pics are on my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/matt-davis
I found it!
Melbourne Central Business District, taken from the roof of the hostel.