I've been in Australia for a week now, working the Australian Open tennis tournament for ESPN, and I'm still looking for the Wednesday I lost on my 24-hour journey here. I left New York on Tuesday, January 13, and when I arrived in Melbourne, it was Thursday, January 15. Wednesday, January 14 disappeared. Where did it go? Did I sleep through it on the plane? How does crossing the International Date Line make one lose an entire day of one's life?
Interesting questions that I can't begin to answer. All I can say is that Melbourne is a great town from what I've seen so far, which isn't much considering the hours I've been working. But I have had a few adventures, which I will share in the coming days. In the meantime, here's a look at Australia from the plane: