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51. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Gelli

Honestly, i think you'd be mad to miss the opportunity of 1 or preferably 2 stopovers, especially as it's your first trip - you'll get to see something a bit more different than Australia and what your used to.

Great point. On my first trip to Europe (which I'd been dreaming about forever), I spent two weeks in southern Spain followed by a 2-day stopover in Brussels. That meant instead of being sad to leave Spain to come home, I was instead looking forward to seeing something completely different and new. In a way, it was like taking two trips. If you can, I'd highly recommend it, too.

52. Posted by RichG (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hey L'il J!!

How's things?? Sounds like you're closer to taking the plunge!

We're currently at Singapore airport waiting for our 1am flight to Sydney - this time tomorrow we'll be enjoying a few bevvies with some Sydney-siders we met in Goa back in December.

I will do my utmost to post as regularly as possible, telling you about all the things we experience in an effort to move you along. Just looked at the UK weather and had to give a wry smile. Been in Siem Reap, Cambodia where the temperature was a steaming 34 degrees. Think Sydney is a cooler 25...!

Must go, flight boarding soon...

Take it easy

Rich

53. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Hey Rich-absolutely great to hear from you-oh yes please do tell me EVERYTHING that happens along the way-if you get time to that is!!-take some time out of your busy tanning sessions, lol!!

I am getting very close to booking a ticket indeed, have spoken to my area manager about it all-so i'd look a bit of a fool if i back out now!!

I want to do something like go to Ireland for a weekend on my own just to expereince the whole being alone, away from home and of course the flight 'adventure'!!!!

Yeh the weather-hmmm...not much you can say about that really-had so much snow-my fingers and toes go numb, lol!!

So glad your enjoying your trip-and i want all the goss!!

54. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Why dontcha try one of those adventure holiday things? Try the STA or On the Go. There'll be others going alone, you'll experience all the highlights of Oz and all organisation is done for you.

Essex? I'm from Kent. Me house mates from Essex.

55. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

yeh-snowy old essex, he! he! Kent-kool!

Ta Matt-will have to look into that.

56. Posted by RichG (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hey 'J!

Been in Sydney for a week or so and loving the place. Heading out to Cairns next week.

Top highlight so far: Last night - Two Tribes at the Sydney Superdome (Prodigy headlining). Excellent night, though unable to type that well at this point!

Saw a bit of the Mardi Gras as well...

57. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

oooh, ooh..goss...i'm going sydney then cairns then working my way down the east coast, not sure weather to work my way down or up tho-depending on which is the cheapest flight wise!

Good, good, you'll have to let me know all the no, no's and all the good things to do!! hehe!!

I was writing my letter to my area manager last night-so that'll get sent off monday-guys it looks like it's happening!! wahoo!!!

I can't contain myself!
-honestly i get all hypa, silly and giggly when i think about it!!!!

58. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Hey so people i really need help here-ASAP, pleeeeeeeeze!!!

This is the thing...i have found a flight-and want to book it, its from london to sydney, i just want to know is it easy to sort out internal flights/transport when out there, i want to go from sydney to cairns and work my way down??????????????

I dont want to be left stranded somewhere.

59. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

When i went to Aus i booked a flight from Sydney to Cairns. It was dead easy. I booked it in a travel agents in Sydney a couple of days before i wanted to go, no probs at all.

60. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Thanks a mill-thats just the sort of thing i need to hear-so how much did that cost you??? I have looked and am thinking that it's about £45-£55!?