Until we meet again, Australia

I’m so tired. That is what happens when you’ve been on a 14 hour flight that has crossed both the international dateline and the equator, setting you back a day and two seasons. We have just flown halfway around the world from Australia to the USA. We ended our visit to Australia in Melbourne. Melbourne is very hip with lots of restaurants and cafés – almost all of which are super expensive (I’m a KID and I realized that, and that’s sayin’ a lot). For example: Five Aussie dollars for a coffee… PSHHH!☕️😕

One of the main sources of transportation in Melbourne is by tram. We took a lot of trams from St. Kilda, where we were staying, into the city center and around the city.

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We visited some exhibits at the library and saw Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly’s homemade armor. Ned Kelly was a bushranger, and many people think he was a folk hero. During his time he was highly ‘WANTED’ by the police. He made body armor out of farm instruments to protect him in a shoutout with the police. It didn’t really work; He got captured by the police. We had read about him in our history book, The Story of the World, so it was cool to see the armor up close.

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At the ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) we learned about the first kinds of movies and how they developed into modern day films, television, and even video games. The museum featured a lot of Australian actors. We even saw an exhibit on movies about Ned Kelly. Mick Jagger and Heath Ledger both played Ned Kelly in different movies. We saw the movie version of the suit of armor that Ned Kelly’s character, performed Heath Ledger, wore.

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Melbourne also has a lot of parks, so I got to play a tiny bit of soccer. There is also an amusement park called Luna Park, based on the one at Coney Island. I got to ride the bumper cars there.

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Nearby, is the St. Kilda pier and at sunset people gather to see little penguins swim in from their day of fishing and hop on rocks.

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Melbourne turned out to be great for gluten free food. I got a gluten free margherita pizza at Mr. Wolf and then a huge stack of gluten free pancakes at a place called Hide + Cheek. Check out my food section for photos.

Australia was full of excitement, wildlife, fun activities/things to do, and high prices. I really enjoyed camping, surfing, and just being in Australia. I hope that someday I can go back. BYE AUSTRALIA😉👋!

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5 Responses to Until we meet again, Australia

  1. Greg Massotti says:

    Hey E….once again great job with the blog and the pictures. I love the last picture of you walking off into the sunset. It’s great to know that you’ve been playing a little soccer as well. I’m surprised you didn’t mention the famous band from Australia called “men at work”….your parents could tell you about them if you’ve never heard of them….1980’s band. ….get some rest and tell your parents I said hello…. and we miss you guys! Greg

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    • all7in7 says:

      Hi Coach! My parents have told me about “Men At Work”. Do you come from a land down under? Hopefully in Argentina I’ll be able to play much more soccer. But for now I just got my ski pass for this winter! Hope you all are well!😄

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  2. Sherry says:

    Of all the places you have traveled, I am the most envious that you were in Australia. It is on my bucket list, for sure! I can’t wait to read about your next adventure!

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  3. all7in7 says:

    Thanks Mrs. Zetlan! I hope you liked the photos of the Koalas. Tell the rest of your gang I said “Hi!”👍

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  4. gingerpetraglia says:

    Wow…date lines, equator crossings, good bye summer and hello skiing! Bundle up!

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