Vietnam series: Just another AFL grand final day in Nha Trang, Vietnam

AFL football grand final winners - Geelong Football Club

AFL football grand final winners – Geelong Football Club

Having arrived in Nha Trang yesterday by sleeper bus, it is nice to wake up in the comfort of my room at the Golden Rain Hotel, Nha Trang.  It is a very special day for this Melbourne girl who grew up on AFL (Australian Football League) football.  AFL football is the highest-level professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football and… today is the Holy Grail of the AFL  season because it is grand final day… very special! Continue reading

Destination Queenscliff for the Melbourne Cup long weekend

Alex and I are departing Melbourne and heading for Queenscliff this Melbourne Cup long weekend (that’s a public holiday long weekend thanks to a horse race).

Queenscliff is about 20 minute drive further on from Geelong (which I once read Geelong described as “a place you need to drive through to get to the Great Ocean Road”…ouch).  It wasn’t mentioned that Geelong also has a very fine AFL football team. Continue reading