Sunday, July 27, 2008

Grampians Trip

Followed the Wildfire (rural) club in Uni for an excursion to the Grampians yesterday. Grampians is a beautiful mountain range around 200km from Melbourne. Started off at 8 a.m.


Since this is an educational trip, the first stop is at the Ballarat Hospital pharmacy. Nothing much interesting I guess, as had countless placements already.


Then it's a stop-over at Brambruk National Park in Halls Gap. It is an Aboriginal cultural centre, where we got to watch a video about the origin of the Grampians ranges. The tour guide also went through some traditional medicinal plants.


Lunch is definitely the highlight. I was bracing myself for the worst (during last year's trip they got chips for lunch) but we ended up having crocodile skewers, BBQ kangaroo and buffalo sausages. Delicious and interesting.


To digest the food, we went for a short bush-walking tour, where we saw..


Venus falls


Gorilla rock


and a majestic Kookaburra.


We then stopped at the little village of Coola to browse through some quaint shops and also enjoy delicious ice creams.

Reached back at Uni around 8 p.m. Since it was cold, Kheng Ying, Freda and me decided to go for some hot-pot. It was really hot. Really really hot (notice the red soup?).


Overall, not a bad trip. Definitely more interesting compared to my current placement in St Vincent's Hospital. 3 weeks is too long..

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