Hoy mates. The Om: Hip Hop crew has just arrived to Melbourne and ready to dive into our Australian tour opening up for Talib Kweli. The plane ride wasn’t as bad as I thought. Quantas Airlines is simply the best airlines I’ve ever flown; personal tv’s with 100’s of movies and tv shows at your disposure, 3 meals, free alcohol and all around good service. A couple movies and a couple reruns of the Simpsons and I was already flying over Australia. Between Sydney and Melbourne, there wasn’t much to see except pure wilderness. Mountain Ranges (the Great Divide), canyons, rivers and lakes occupied the territory. As we approached our landing in Melbourne, the landscape was very green and beautiful. neighborhoods started to appear and it really looked just like any other American city.

If you look close, you can see the Kangaroos.

Going through customs was a breeze. Luckily we had all the proper paper work provided by Illusive. When we met up with Joe, he provided us with pocket size itinerary pamphlets. That’s when i realized that we are working with the right people.

After checking in to the hotel, we took a walk to the city center of Melbourne. I was amazed on how clean and quiet it was, no one honking their horns, no sirens, no cussing and no homeless people. We did see one alley that reminded us of home…

On the way back to the hotel, we discovered Chinatown. Very similiar to the Chinatown in SF, minus the trash and smell, the district was bustling with tourist, souvineers shops and resturants. This one happened to catch my eye…

Now back the at the hotel, I’m trying to get some work done before we head out. Zeph & Azeem are resting up and getting ready for dinner. I’m looking forward to find out what the nightlife of Melbourne has to offer. Stay tuned for more updates, video clips and photos tomorrow. Easy.

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Posted by: Jonthecorner on October 4, 2007 @ 2:04 AM
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