we struck gold!


reached ballarat on wednesday afternoon..
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old school theatre!

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found a nice lil place to stay for the night..
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this room came w a breakfast/supper set.. omg..
3 cups of milk, 4 boxes of cornflakes, 6 slices of bread, assortment of jam.. srsly.. i was “waaaaaa”-ing all the way… and tea and cookies!

okay whatever everyone knows i don’t eat any of the above (except maybe cornflakes, sometimes) BUT STILL? GOOD SERVICE OR WHAT?

went out in search for dinner..
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marinara pasta.

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surf and turf. majorly awesomeeee

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minestrone soup. when i was young i used to call it the ‘milestone’ soup HAHAHA.

the next day w headed off to the gold mine! also known as the soverign hill!

the place is amazing. it’s a huge town (inside) and they pay people to act!
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kids walking in lines.. pretending to go to school.

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feeling like you’re in an old british colony place

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haha met 2 businessmen who taught us how to pose like them… (= the older one was telling my dad to walk outside of the road, so in case a carriage pulls across and splashes water.. the lady wont get dirty..
me: so if the man doesn’t do that?
wiseman: then he isn’t a gentleman
me: okay so i can slap him right?
wiseman: well.. in the olden days… it wasn’t very ladylike

HAHAHA WELL THANK GOODNESS I’M LIKE. NOT BORN IN THE PAST?

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teepees! i think. ok la tents. those people aren’t red indians. ahahah

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a lot of asians (chinese) went to the gold mines to mine for gold. apparently they had to pay taxes, unlike the other westerners. damn, racism started a long time ago!

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then we came to the river and had the most fun there. we got to mine gold. and no shit there was really gold. real tiny specks, nevertheless, we got to keep it! very few pics cos we were having so much fun..

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me being hardworking. i was telling my parents i wanna quit school, get the yearly pass, go there from 9-5 daily and be a gold miner. haha.

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ta-dah!

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literally pulled myself away from the river and continued exploring the place )= was jsut in time to see how they melt and make gold bars!

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man pouring the gold out into the cast thingy

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metal so hot if you used a wooden stick to hit it, there would be sparks/fire

more pics of the old town..
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went to the gold museum, which was boring as hell.. ok i was just damn sleepy.. but i would have rather gone to mine gold. so fun! i love the “gold mine” game on miniclip! where the old man grabs gold, and rocks and minipigs with diamonds..!

then we went to the art gallery and it was amazing btu i was so so so tired and grumpy.. urg.. here are some of my fav paintings!

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BAUHAUS!! LOVED IT SOOO MUCH OMG.. haha k it’s not bauhaus la, but still.. bauhaus inspired

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it was only 430 and i wanted to stay till 830 before driving back to melb but i was so tired.. so we decided to drive back.. )= sad.. then again, everything in aus closes at 5ish..

and that’s the end of our amazing road trip! (= i def wanna go back to ballarat again, quaint town.. plus i need to visit their wildlife park!

4 responses to “we struck gold!

  1. the gold mine town seems really fun!!!

    the penang place we went to was kind of like this..
    but that was like the really run down and sad version..

  2. super fun i’ll wanna go back and mine gold all day long. haah oh yea you’re right but the penang one is super small.. and boring.. :/
    this one has many people and actors and all.. (= plus you can see how they make metal plates and you can go have fun too by doing the activities.. it’s quite ex though.. about $40 aud per person )=

  3. waaa..
    but looks fun enough to let me part with the money.. hahaha..

  4. got student concession..! $32 i think? ya then we mine gold from morning till night. maybe can get our money’s worth

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