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Nov 1, 2014 - Were Home

Hello Again, Well after a 13.5 hour flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane and then a 2.5 hour flight to Melbourne, we are finally home to see our families and give out our gifts. The flight from LA was good as the cabin crew moved us around a little so that we all had spare seats next to us in order to get a little extra sleeping room and it must have worked as all three of us enjoyed at least 8-10 hours sleep, only waking up in time to enjoy breakfast. After touching down in Brisbane it took us forever to get through customs and check in for...

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Nov 1, 2014 - Pre planning

On 27 Oct 2014, booked the following flights; Sun 18 Jan 2015 JQ35 Jetstar Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flight Duration: 6hr 0min Seat 52A Melbourne - Tullamarine Sun 18 Jan 2015 1855 hr / 6:55 pm Melbourne Airport - T2 International Denpasar Sun 18 Jan 2015 2155 hr / 9:55 pm Denpasar, Bali -Ngurah Rai Airport Payment of $95.50 AUD received No checked baggage On 29 Oct 2014, booked the following flight Sat 14 Feb 2015 3K206 Jetstar Asia Airbus A320 Flight Duration: 1hr 45min Jakarta Sat 14 Feb 2015 2200 hr / 10:00 pm Soekarno-Hatta International...

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Oct 22, 2014 - Melbourne/Kuala Lumpur/Ao Nang

Same Same……first night Kuala Lumpur, galloped to the Rat Restaurant (aka Lai Foong) – must clarify the rats aren’t on the menu, they’re residents! – sipping a cold Tiger under the slowly turning fan felt we’d never left. Same sticky heat with afternoon downpour, same pungent smells, same smiling faces. Different hotel however as we’ve gone upmarket somewhat. Pacific Regency at Central Market, swimming pool, gym, a refurbished building only 4 months old and the staff are falling over themselves to help. Small room but very clean and we have...

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Short and Sweet

Sep 12, 2014 - Why Canada Eh?

I was towards the end of my degree and a study tour seemed like a good idea at that time! I sometimes think why I chose Canada over many other exciting destinations across Europe? But then the only option during the mid year semester was Canada- so here we go! But I was stuck in a dilemma- first day of class, I don’t know anyone and I don’t know anything about Canada! During the introductory sessions, I came to know so many things about Canada that I was unaware of and now I was even more intrigued for the study tour! I was under the...

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Canada 2014

Sep 4, 2014 - Leave Melbourne

Sat next to a young Chinese aeronautical engineer (Bill would have been very happy) who's flying to St Petersburg to present his phd paper at an international conference. His English was excellent and we spent most of the flight talking about Russian history and art - a very interesting chat!

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Spanish Adventure

Sep 2, 2014 - Melbourne

Jack and I caught the train into Melbourne for the day. The weather was not the best - cold and rainy. The city has beautiful old buildings but frequently new buildings of completely different character have been built almost on top of them. Eg- the ugly grey modern buildings in fed square, next to beautiful St. Paul's cathedral. But we had a good time shopping and the food was great!!

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Jun 29, 2014 - Cold, Wet, and Rainy (And it's the end of June) We must be in Australia!

Despite the weather, we are thoroughly enjoying the city of Melbourne. It's a pleasant mix of British and European sensibilities and Melbourne-style friendliness. From the constant clang of the street cars to the ubiquitous cafes, I find myself thinking at times that I'm in downtown London or Paris, instead of down under in Australia.

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May 25, 2014 - last few weeks in Australia

Hi Everyone, Realised I hadn't posted on here for a while! I leave to go to America in just under 3 weeks! Scary! Time has gone so quick. I have to fly to New Zealand and stay there for two days and then fly to Fiji for a few hours before getting to America! I have most things sorted for America now, just need to get a few clothes that we have to wear during the day when we are working. Hope everyone is well. Lots of love xxxx

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louise's world trip!

May 9, 2014 - We are home

We arrived home earlier today and we are all incredibly tired. The flight home for me was much better than on the way over as we all (except Ross) got some sleep. The kids actually all slept quite well but unfortunately the girls didn't travel well. They must have both inherited Ross' and Nanny's travel sickness gene. The flight did have quite a lot of turbulance and they didn't cope well with this. However, we have all made it back in one piece, have had a nanna nap and got back into our routine of washing, shopping etc - all things...

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May 7, 2014 - Nice to Melbourne

Solo Ride - Last day Today I have to find a suitcase. With directions about timetables and stops carefully marked on my map of Nice I caught a bus into town and timed how long the trip took. It was about 25 minutes so that' what I need to allow for the return journey. The trip was uneventful except that when I offered a seat to a younger woman she looked at me and gestured that an 'old man' like me should keep the seat. Oh well! Alighting in town I found a suitcase shop only a few doors down from the stop. Because I had some time I went for...

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Apr 28, 2014 - Melbourne

All my family, etc commitments are now out of the way so I feel that today is the start of my real trip. I caught the bus from the caravan park to Frankston station then the train into Flinders Street. The whole exercise took me nearly 2 hours but part of that was because the bus schedule I got from the caravan park was wrong & I just missed a train at Frankston because I wasn’t sure how to use my MYKI travel pass. However it was all an interesting exercise & I’m now an experienced MYKI user. I’d booked in for a tour of the Melbourne Town...

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Apr 9, 2014 - back to reality!

Hi everyone. We have finally finished the three months work in Queensland for my visa :-) We did 12 weeks in the end, but I have been paid for a little more, so when it comes to sending of for my visa, it looks like I have done more work than I actually did, which should be good. The family will miss us lots I think! The last weekend we had there, we went to the Goondiwindi races. We dressed up nicely for the day, had a few bets on the horses and I won on the last race and came second in all the other races. So that was a bit of fun. On...

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louise's world trip!

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