There are dozens and dozens of signs in Flinders Street Station suggesting people spend their NYE in Sydney.
Geez, don’t they know how crowded it already gets? :)
I’m enjoying my time in Melbourne very much. Work is going well.
And I’m booked into a great room tonight at a very reasonable price. Although it’s a little further away (10 minute walk) from where most people from work stay when they come to Melbourne, it’s actually a bit cheaper.
Also tonight I caught up for a beer with a colleague I used to work with in Sydney who moved to Melbourne for love earlier this year. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out all that well for him love-wise, though he’s enjoying his job nonetheless.
Afterwards I wandered off to check out the rather moribund gay scene in Melbourne. Geez, I thought Sydney was bad these days. Melbourne on a Wednesday was almost as dire as Riga (Latvia) on a Tuesday.
There was a highlight though, and it’s something I’m still giggling about.
A bloke came up to me, introduced himself to me, and then asked if I could pay the taxi driver who had been waiting outside the bar for quite some time.
I giggled and replied, “Yes mate, you’re right. I don’t know you”… :)