I Day 09 Stats & Intro
START – STOP: Melbourne – Melbourne
DISTANCE: 0 mi.
ELEVATION GAIN: 0 ft.
RIDING TIME: 0:00:00
TIME AWAKE SPENT IN PURSUIT OF THE TRIP, ROUGHLY: All. Damn. Day. #Vacay
POINTS OF INTEREST / OBJECTIVES: Luna Park. St. Kilda Salt Baths. Downtown Melbourne. Some nice dining experiences.
WEATHER: Sunny with a bit of wind. Shorts and long sleeves weather.
We did what we could do while in Melbourne for a day. Three sumptuous meals. A trip to an aging but regal amusement park, and an afternoon bobbing and soaking in the St. Kilda salt baths. It was a very nice way to end our trip.
- 10:15am: Breakfast at the Galleon Cafe.
- 10:45am: Meet up with Sam from Specialized Australia. He gives us a nice little tour of downtown Melbourne.
- 2:00pm: Radio Mexico for Lunch. The tacos are not bad, considering our distance from Mexico.
- 2:45pm: Visit Luna Park. Take photos in the trick mirrors. Decide the rides are just not for us.
- 3:15pm: Head to the St. Kilda seawater baths. Watch some people basically have sex in the public pool. Deal with it and keep chilling.
- 5:00pm: Pack bikes, gear, etc.
- 8:00pm: Have a walk to Claypots for dinner.
- 10:00pm: Sleep!
II Yonder Journo's Dingo Lingo
Communication is a KEY component to an effective and efficient investigation of a culture. In order to 1) understand what people are saying, 2) fit in, 3) keep your foot out of your mouth11You won’t make the mistake of telling your wife you’re looking forward to sharing a coupla sluzzas with friends after dinner because you assumed a sluzza was a mixed ice drink not unlike a blended margarita., and 4) demonstrate respect via a willingness and excitement to learn, Yonder Journal collaborated with a team of Australian Linguists and Cultural Anthropologists to create an interactive glossary module of common expressions. Especially those which we’d be likely to hear and/or use in the context of a Normcore Bicycle Tour in the Australian In-and-Outback.
IV Trip Tricks: Day 09
In Australia they have a saying, Too Easy. What’s Too Easy you might ask? Well, in the land down under just about everything. It’s a universal rejoinder, acknowledgement, and affirmation. Ordering a coffee, Too Easy. Riding your scooter to the pie shop, Too Easy. Chilling against a wall, Too Easy. Everything in OZ is TOO EASY.