So here I am once more sitting in an airport lounge waiting for a plane. Nothing very exciting since I am only returning home from spending a weekend in Melbourne with friends. Not that I am saying my friends are boring or the weekend was bad, quite the opposite it’s just that I’m not really sitting here after having been out of the country or waiting to leave the country.
Someone posed a question on the thorntree discussion forum about a week or so ago regarding how many hours people spent sitting on planes when travelling. An interesting question I think but I am not sure anyone truly had an answer. Hmm I’ll have to check back since it’s been a while since I checked that thread.
Still it is an interesting question. Particularly if you broaden it to encompass different categories like
1. How many hours spent in airports waiting for planes?
2. How many hours getting to and from airports?
Well anyway I’m sure you get the idea. I’ve seen lists on some travel websites that detail all the different forms of transport, planes, busses, taxi, tuk tuk, boat etc etc and that at a glance I tend to find interesting as well. Hmmm maybe I will have to include a section on the site detailing the different forms of transport.
One of the things that struck me about this weekend is that I managed to go through the equivalent of, give or take depending on country, the amount I’d normally budget for one week in 3 days.
I am struggling to work that out really since it did not include transport or accommodation costs just food, alcohol and entertainment. Of course I normally end up travelling in cheaper countries and I guess this underscores for me that Australia is kind of an expensive country to travel in.
Do not get me wrong Melbourne is a great place to visit and go out in with quite a bit to see and do. If you haven’t been there go for it, it’s an amazing city. Just do not expect to save much money while you are there!
One of the places we went to was a little place called Ginger. Ginger in case you didn’t know or you are interested is a cocktail bar (272 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne). It is a great little bar with fantastic relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. The guys behind the bar mix up a relative storm of cocktails for their patrons and the end result was a delight to the taste buds.
Price wise they are fairly standard for what you can expect to pay for a cocktail in most bars, so another words for two cocktails do not expect to come out with much change from $30 and it would be safer if you had $40. Still it was a great little place and well worth it. If your out to splurge and want something a little different from the average Pub head out to Ginger!