Saturday, July 14, 2012

Unexpected trip to Melbourne

Our return flight to Perth was scheduled to arrive at 5.25 in the morning. However, due to the fog and haze in Perth, our flight had been redirected to Melbourne! Which was another 4 hours journey! Our initial plan was we should be arriving in the morning, so that we've ample time to fetch the hubby in the evening. But Alhamdulillah, Uncle is there to help us. He was waiting for us in the airport that morning, but due to the unexpected incident, he was the one to pick the hubby! Alhamdulillah =)

Maryam was sleeping all the way from KL to Perth, and also to Melbourne! She only woke up once to finish her meal!

Luckily the seat next to her was empty. More spaces for her to sleep comfortably. Alhamdulillah

Arrived in Melbourne unexpectedly. Alhamdulillah.

I admit that the journey was quite tiring. All luggages had to be taken out from plane, going through the immigration, up and down the bus; to and from the hotel with the luggages...alone with Maryam! Oh yes, the luggages were almost 50kg! Once we've checked in at the hotel, it was already 1pm. Maryam was definitely hungry. She didn't eat anything except for the half of the sausage roll at about 5.00 in the morning. So, with the map provided at the hotel lobby, off we went like a pro!

Searching for the nearest Halal restaurant for lunch

After walking about 15minutes, we finally arrived at the nearest Halal restaurant that we can find. It is Mama Wong's Kitchen, located at Flinders St. Alhamdulillah, Allah makes us easy as the restaurant was actually closed, with us the last customer for the lunch period. A large rice and chicken curry, vegetarian popia and a drink for both of us. Couldn't ask for more, Alhamdulillah. We then headed back to our hotel, to get some rest, which is about 2 and a half hours before our journey back to the airport.

With our simple lunch

The hotel is quite spacious and comfy. Not sure about the rate. We actually don't expect that we would be given such great hotel, as we're travelling on a low cost carrier; but ALhamdulillah, such a great experience and journey for us.

On the bed, comfy!

Spacious toilet!

The hotel ~ Mantra on Jolimont

View from the 7th floor!

On the bus, otw to the hotel

In the plane - MEL to PER

Free light refreshment

Enjoying the meal before night sleep
Allah made everything so easy and manageable for us Alhamdulillah. There were few gentlemens and ladies willingly help us with our large luggages, showing us the way etc. Couldn't ask for more. Alhamdulillah. My little girl, Maryam Safiyyah also is such a big girl now. She behaves really well and matures enough; not like her age. I know that I can rely on her, she can accompany me like a best friend insyaAllah. Alhamdulillah.

We've travelled more than 13 hours on flight. That makes me feel that, my little girl insyaAllah is ready for long journey to the most awaited destination insyaAllah. InsyaAllah. Moga Allah permudahkan!Ameen!

Photo taken from a book while in the plane, currently reading.
May Allah protects me & family from being one of those.


  1. Salam Mazia,
    wah untung juga dpt sampai Melbourne ye. bkn senang juga nak ke sana.
    knp tak dtg kenduri kat rumah Cha smlm. ingatkan kita dpt jumpa kat situ :p

  2. Salam wbt Kak Umi,

    Itula, ingat nak pergi juga. Tp pg semalam dh spent few hours kt Pre-Ramadhan Expo, tgk2 dah tengahari. Hubby pula ada hal petang tu, tak sempat nk berkejar ke North. Kalau area2 rumah agaknya dpt juga menyempatkan masa. Huhu..

    tentu seronok eh dpt kenal2

  3. Replies
    1. Liyana, dpt jejak kaki skjap aje. Rezeki Alhamdulillah. InsyaAllah nak plan ke sana lg untuk betul2 jalan2..hehe..Ntah bila la tu kan. Huhu