as the title depicted, it was my another 'delegate abroad' moment. this time, i was luckily being asked by my senior to replace him on field trip. well...it was supposed to be a visit to Alberta, and he no longer prefer to travel on plane for such a long period, hence the suggestion for me to replace him came as a solution. in fact, i am more or less gonna take his position later, if happened that his contract no longer continue. but due to some circumstances mainly logistic - it was winter at the great white north, and the host company unable to entertain us, the field trip has been re-routed to the down under.
the first few days in Melbourne was packed. i mean..i didn't have much time to wander around due to the non-stop meetings at the CSIRO research centre and University of Melbourne, as well as the field trip in Otway. i only had chance for a quick wander after all works done, and since the city clock only ran till 5pm, more or less, i spent most of night time went to dinner, and even continued to discuss about work at my colleague's room.
even, i had one-free-day due to our flight schedule, all my plan to visit the places around the city went to drain as i had to accompany my colleague doing stuff etc.
rugi kan? as i stayed in the CBD itself, and just stroll away from the attractions and trams etc.
seriously, i couldn't wait for the weekend of the trip as i extended my stay and booked the trip to GOR and Grampian.
so..Melbourne in a glance..