I'll just get this out of the way now, I'm a total noob to cryptography. The only knowledge I have comes from ARGs where messages would be encoded in binary, hex, base 64, decimal, ceasar ciphers, and the like. I realize that this pales in comparison to the knowledge of everyone on this site, however, I can learn fast.
Anyways, a friend of mine posed a challenge of decrypting this:
If you could walk me through the steps of decoding this, then I would be very grateful.