I’m sitting at the communal table in a quiet St Kilda cafe. A German couple are sitting at the other end of with a Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria travel Guide. The man is methodically mapping out the St Kilda area and making plans for the day.
His eggs arrive and he closes the book. He exchanges brief pleasantries with the waiter and asks him what they should do for the day.
The waiter suggests that they visit the penguins at St Kilda Pier and then explore the area on foot. The German man appears surprised by the advice, “Why?” he asks.
The St Kilda local’s response is simple, “You can visit the beach or you can experience Melbourne.”
Drop everything now, grab the essentials (keys, cash, cards and phone) and see where the day takes you.
Why stick to the grid when the world is wide open?