Getting up at 3:30 in the morning is about as much fun as it sounds. Still, at least I don't have to do it every day, unlike the poor ppl who work here.
First stop: Melbourne. Hopefully… The Qantas person on the phone said I need to get checked in only as far as Melbourne if I want to be allowed out & then back in, but the Qantas check-in person said that's bollocks, you can come back in so long as you have boarding pass, passport, etc. – and checked me in through to Singapore. Guess I'll find out who's right soon :).