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Kiwi_Boy
Dec 30th, 2003, 10:13 PM
Finally! :wavey: :bounce:
Tommorow evening I will be back in my second home! ....but only on a holiday...its been ages since ive been back there and i cant wait to see how much has changed and whats stayed the same!

What are some "wierder" things I must do in Melbourne (aside from things like the zoo :rolleyes: .

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Incase you can't tell IM EXITED!....my second overseas trip in as many months...yeah im a regular playboy jetsetter i guess :D

Rothes
Dec 30th, 2003, 10:15 PM
Enjoy, *Wishes I could go that part of the world*

~ The Leopard ~
Dec 30th, 2003, 11:26 PM
The *weirdest* thing I can think of for you to do in Melbourne is to try to seduce inkyfan. ;)

Alternatively, take a drive to Hanging Rock. Or go to Domaine Chandon for an afternoon. Then there's the Butterfly House at the zoo. :D

King Satan
Dec 30th, 2003, 11:29 PM
inkyfan is easy to seduce :tape:

wish i could go to melbourne someday :)

Kiwi_Boy
Dec 31st, 2003, 12:38 AM
Im looking foward to the Jewish centre of australia myself, it looks great!

Butterflys ,leopard, butterflys?????????....BUTTERFLY'S!!!!!! :p :D

Hmmmmm inky.......:lick: <----sleazzzzzzze (no, not you!)

One thing thats on my mind is crime, I remember alot of street kids and the storys that go with them...and also i read something about "gang violence" and shootings etc, is this still a big problem...need inside info on specific places to avoid...

Kiwi_Boy
Dec 31st, 2003, 12:41 AM
also info on "Melbourne on a budget", something ive never had to do before!....long story but i was meant to be staying with family....now im staying in a residential college at a university...and guess who decided to go on a spending spree the day before i found out i would have to pay for my accomadation and meals....me.

Martian Stacey
Dec 31st, 2003, 01:29 AM
The *weirdest* thing I can think of for you to do in Melbourne is to try to seduce inkyfan. ;)

Alternatively, take a drive to Hanging Rock. Or go to Domaine Chandon for an afternoon. Then there's the Butterfly House at the zoo. :D
omg :o lmao! :haha:

DutchieGirl
Dec 31st, 2003, 03:25 AM
uhh...how the fuck did seducing me come into someone taking a holiday to Melbourne?

And no, don't come to Hanging Rock... that's too close to me! :p

samhatz
Dec 31st, 2003, 04:32 AM
LOL - you could always try a gay club *wink*

Sorry - I'm still in *gay* mode from the gay adoption thread! :oP

Kiwi_Boy
Dec 31st, 2003, 06:56 AM
lol sam....mmmm prahran ;)

inky, your the star attraction of Melbourne...its only natural that you should come up...lol dont worry im an "east side" boy;) :p

see you tommorow Melbourne!

Experimentee
Jan 1st, 2004, 03:39 PM
Im looking foward to the Jewish centre of australia myself, it looks great!

Butterflys ,leopard, butterflys?????????....BUTTERFLY'S!!!!!! :p :D

Hmmmmm inky.......:lick: <----sleazzzzzzze (no, not you!)

One thing thats on my mind is crime, I remember alot of street kids and the storys that go with them...and also i read something about "gang violence" and shootings etc, is this still a big problem...need inside info on specific places to avoid...

Melbourne isnt really that unsafe, i think the thing in the news is about the criminal gangs killing each other, but thats only mob bosses and people like that. And a lot of violence seems to happen at Salt nightclub, so you might wanna stay away from there. But I think Melbourne is no more unsafe than any other city.

DutchieGirl
Jan 1st, 2004, 03:47 PM
:bounce: Ooh! I'm a star attraction now? :cool: ;)

King Aaron
Jan 1st, 2004, 06:43 PM
:bounce: Ooh! I'm a star attraction now? :cool: ;)
:haha: Is that a joke? :p

Lord Chips
Jan 1st, 2004, 06:57 PM
:bounce: Ooh! I'm a star attraction now? :cool: ;)Word must have caught on about the contents of that free tour you promised me ;)

DutchieGirl
Jan 2nd, 2004, 02:01 AM
uhh no really...St. Kilda isn't that bad during the day! :p

~ The Leopard ~
Jan 2nd, 2004, 02:04 AM
Melbourne "dangerous"? :lol:

DutchieGirl
Jan 2nd, 2004, 04:52 AM
Melbourne "dangerous"? :lol:

yeah, I found that quite funny too! ;)

Kiwi_Boy
Jan 17th, 2004, 11:58 PM
IM BAAAAAACK

I loved it!!!!!!!!
(as for being unsafe, in my first few days there was a drive by shooting (!) a "fire bombing" of a bar in south yarra and a speight of random attacks on 14 y/o girls and elderly Italian Tourists in Northcote by some psyco!....thats more crime that NZ see's in a decade :o )....nah actually I only got called a "useless ****" by a druggie woman once when i wouldnt give her money...and lol it was St Kilda....really though i never felt unsafe and i cant get over how friendly everyone is there....exept for St Kilda druggies....

Inky....i know where you live......you looked good in that tee shirt.....:devil:



(:p :D did that sound profeesional stalker or what! )

Kiwi_Boy
Jan 18th, 2004, 12:17 AM
Melbourne was like “going home” for me, I forgot how homely the place feels for me, even more so than I felt in “diaspora”.

The CBD its self is more like New York than ny where in Australia, the tree lined streets, gothic and old styled archatecture at skyscrapers feet and of course the yellow taxis...however its a bit of a construction site at the moment

some incidents and impressions etc that stick out in my mind or that I can recall…

There is a HUGE number of fine European automobiles on the roads…testifying to the citys successs….while at the same time there is a HUGE number of homeless hobos and drugees everywhere, esp St Kilda and Clifton areas.

I met half of the 40,000+ Jews who live in Melbourne!…it all started from visiting the Jewish museum where I did not get a chance to get a look at the wonderful exhibits as everyone was talking to me so before I knew (five hours later) I was being shoved into someones car and having a bagel thrown at me with about 101 “Yiddish mamma’s” fussing over me and being taken on a tour of Melbourne. The Jewish community is amazing there, you will hear Hebrew and Yiddish being spoken on the streets of the “ghetto” and Jews of all extents of orthodoxy. They even have kosher supermarkets! And in my favorite israeli resturant, Zavdiel, which is so full of atmosphere everyone became well adjusted to my pressence. And on my last night in the city I was taken on yet another tour by some of the kindess people on earth- “mensch’s”

Didn’t have time to do much apart from “jewish Melbourne”!!!!!!

Melbourne smell like metal….you’ll get used to it and even like it.

It rained most of the second week and was very cold.

Its embarrassing taking a large suitcase on a crowded city tram.

Trams suck. They never go past 10kms p/h and stop every 100m or as I observed on one occaision, 20m’s-now this isn’t so bad if your doing a short hop, but I had to commute on one of theses things an hour and a bit each way each day!

There was a lady with REAL TERRETTS SYNDROME or something on the tram LMAO- I craked up laughing and it was a rush hour tram all you coulkd hear from her (a normal looking low 20’s lady) was *high pitched yelp* *snort* *bark**#@%@* (*high pitched yelp* *snort* *bark**) and she would try to bite the person standing next to her! Then there was another loon in the middle of flinders street who was yelling a shoving an invible man…the visable man was funny as he had a banjo. Then another terrets lady who keept swaring or yelling after each sentence random things really loud…again I had to bury my face to stop from craking up.

Melbourne is spectacular from above a night…it go’s on forever.

It is sooooooo multi cultural, you WILL hear ppl conversing in about 5 different languages all around you at any given point in a crowded place and its not uncommon to be the only “white face” in a crowed or native engligh speaker.And this is most definatately not a bad thing!

There is lots of graffiti yet little litter on the streets…uncanny and urban.

There is too much to do in just two weeks.

I went to the university of Melbourne….it looks and feels like a Harvard or yale in parts i.e the old art building. I met with proffesors there to discuss courses I wanted to do and my plans for going there-it’s a great place with great people.

As accomadation at unimelb was unavailable for the time I wanted I stayed at another university called “la trobe” in a college there- it gave me a taste to “residential living on campus” . Bundoora is a hole.

It was a 4 hour flight there and a two and a half hour flight back…go figure.

Air NZ gives you mini icecreams for dessert and serve breakfast at 1.00am.

My new "happy place" is out on the breakwater at the end of St Kilda pier, on the rocks by the little beach thingi...has anyone else noticed the group of elderly russians or something who go there every day...it gave a lot of atmosphere

Another thing about the trams is those met cards- it seems too easy to get a free ride and get off when the conductors get on...it seems half of the tram vacates when they do!;)

Note to all: When your train pulls up at the station dont do as I did and open the door on the side without a platform to step onto....and dont stand there and make an ass of yourself by standing at the doors thinking they are automatic so long that the train starts to pull away from the station...you really do make an ass of yourself

Went down to the old beach house at a place called Sandy Point by Wilsons Prom...very beautiful and VERY windy.



Too many things to mention….cant think properly about it all but my first solo “mini OE” was great and I cant wait to live there again!

Lord Chips
Jan 18th, 2004, 12:31 AM
I met half of the 40,000+ Jews who live in Melbourne!…it all started from visiting the Jewish museum where I did not get a chance to get a look at the wonderful exhibits as everyone was talking to me so before I knew (five hours later) I was being shoved into someones car and having a bagel thrown at me with about 101 “Yiddish mamma’s” fussing over me and being taken on a tour of Melbourne. The Jewish community is amazing there, you will hear Hebrew and Yiddish being spoken on the streets of the “ghetto” and Jews of all extents of orthodoxy. They even have kosher supermarkets! And in my favorite israeli resturant, Zavdiel, which is so full of atmosphere everyone became well adjusted to my pressence. And on my last night in the city I was taken on yet another tour by some of the kindess people on earth- “mensch’s”

Didn’t have time to do much apart from “jewish Melbourne”!!!!!!Sounds like you typical religious Jewish community!

Although I'm very pro-Israel, I am very non-religous. I would have hated that. I find that some religous Jews (one in particular) can be too welcoming sometimes


It is sooooooo multi cultural, you WILL hear ppl conversing in about 5 different languages all around you at any given point in a crowded place and its not uncommon to be the only “white face” in a crowed or native engligh speaker.And this is most definatately not a bad thing!
Sounds just like London (although its nearer 10 languages!)