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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » October 31, 2015, 1:46 am

Well I'm warming a bar stool at Brisbane airport. My flight to HK is delayed and I'll miss my connecting flight and possibly my tour. I don't get a lot of holidays. Not thrilled by this.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by EJ » October 31, 2015, 2:53 am

Oh wow, that would suck, Dr.

Contrastingly, I arrived in New York yesterday and everything is going PERFECTLY. Soz

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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » October 31, 2015, 3:12 am

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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » October 31, 2015, 3:30 am

...and boarding!
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by The Rickman » October 31, 2015, 11:47 am

Dr Zaius wrote:Well I'm warming a bar stool at Brisbane airport. My flight to HK is delayed and I'll miss my connecting flight and possibly my tour. I don't get a lot of holidays. Not thrilled by this.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » November 3, 2015, 7:30 pm

The Nickman wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:Well I'm warming a bar stool at Brisbane airport. My flight to HK is delayed and I'll miss my connecting flight and possibly my tour. I don't get a lot of holidays. Not thrilled by this.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » November 3, 2015, 9:37 pm

The Nickman wrote:
Dr Zaius wrote:Well I'm warming a bar stool at Brisbane airport. My flight to HK is delayed and I'll miss my connecting flight and possibly my tour. I don't get a lot of holidays. Not thrilled by this.
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Post by Sid » November 3, 2015, 10:06 pm

Dr Zaius wrote:Well I'm warming a bar stool at Brisbane airport. My flight to HK is delayed and I'll miss my connecting flight and possibly my tour. I don't get a lot of holidays. Not thrilled by this.
**** happened???
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » November 4, 2015, 2:10 pm

Some hydraulic leak which they managed to fix but took hours. Missed my connecting flight, but got put on a later one. Five hour wait in HK though. Then that plane was delayed 1.5 hours, no idea why. **** long journey
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Thombre » November 5, 2015, 5:55 am

Thats brutal. Ive just booked flights for my first trip overseas. Im going to Finland so if anyone knows anyone there and would show me around I will buy them beer
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Cranky Old Man » November 8, 2015, 5:42 pm

Mate, I hope you are not going before their "summer" which is usually held over three days in late June. I've been to Helsinki in summer and it was exactly the same as Bruce stadium in mid winter, just a lot more drunks especially among the girls.
Pretty place though if you've rugged up enough and the people are mostly friendly if unduly depressed by our standards.

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Post by Thombre » November 8, 2015, 7:14 pm

Thanks for the advice, I had a feeling it would be like that and opted out of attending Juhannus. I wanted to experience Vappu in may however, really wanted to try sima. So we'll be heading over first month of spring, will be very cold still however I am dieing to see everything burst into life from the snow (there will be at least a week spent in lapland across finland, sweden and norway)
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by bonehead » November 9, 2015, 7:34 am

Once chaperoned a Finnish electronics CEO over here signing on to be one of our suppliers mid June a few years back.
Picked him up at the airport and he says "I was told southern hemisphere is opposite seasons, i was told you were in winter". Was about 15degrees lol
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Thombre » November 9, 2015, 7:38 am

Lol my aunty was saying she doesnt mind it when its -30C but its where she draws the line.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by simo » November 24, 2015, 9:48 am

Just arrived in Cairns. Anyone got restaurant recommendations?
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Post by T_R » November 24, 2015, 2:27 pm

simo wrote:Just arrived in Cairns. Anyone got restaurant recommendations?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Archer » November 26, 2015, 7:33 pm

simo wrote:Just arrived in Cairns. Anyone got restaurant recommendations?
Check the game day thread from when we played the bunnies there, first few pages had some things IIRC (Don't have the time to type out much atm sorry).

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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Thombre » December 4, 2015, 5:29 pm

Heading to wagga wagga to attend the dime day gig of anyone else is in town
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Post by reptar » December 4, 2015, 5:54 pm

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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Thombre » December 4, 2015, 9:13 pm

Haha yes reptar, its mint condish m7+1
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » January 24, 2016, 4:55 pm

Any Sydney people around.

My daughter is starting a masters degree at uni of Sydney, Cumberland campus.

We are looking at accomodation in Leichardt, is that suburb ok or should we look at Homebush itself ?

Any other suggestions would be appreciated as well
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by DJ89 » January 24, 2016, 5:13 pm

I haven't lived in either suburb but my understanding is Leicardt is a much nicer area than Homebush, and being just over the Anzac Bridge much easier acces to the city.

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Post by dubby » January 24, 2016, 5:17 pm

Leichhardt is a good place
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » January 24, 2016, 5:33 pm

Cheers guys, we are going up to have a look at a couple of places later this week.

What about lidcombe ? Any good ?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by greeneyed » January 24, 2016, 5:46 pm

Leichhardt is nicer than Lidcombe.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by simo » January 24, 2016, 6:02 pm

Patong is nicer than lidcombe.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » January 24, 2016, 6:05 pm

Patong is atrocious, lidcombe no good Simo ?
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Post by Cranky Old Man » January 24, 2016, 9:53 pm

Lidcombe is alright, but it just doesn't have the amenity that Leichhardt has. Lidcombe is on a railway line versus Leichhardt very close to the city, etc. Is Leichhardt on the new inner west tram line? I used to live in Leichhardt yonks ago and found it good and its only gotten better I believe.

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Post by Dr Zaius » January 25, 2016, 5:12 am

I went to Cumbo. Lidcombe is awful. Probably with Cumbo also is access with limited parking,though that may have changed.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » January 25, 2016, 5:59 am

Anywhere you would recommend Dr Z.

Leichardt is looking expensive
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by PigRickman » January 25, 2016, 10:18 am

Off to Thailand in early March with the kids
Bangkok for 4 nights, Phuket for 4 nights and Koh Samui for 4 nights. Keeen as!
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » January 25, 2016, 1:10 pm

Bangkok and Koh Samui are not bad, Phuket is unbelievably sad.
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Post by simo » January 25, 2016, 1:12 pm

Yeah the kids are in for an eye opener
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Re: The Travel Thread

Post by Dr Zaius » January 25, 2016, 6:43 pm

Shadow Boxer wrote:Anywhere you would recommend Dr Z.

Leichardt is looking expensive
Its been a while since I lived in Sydney, so things may have changed. I'm pretty sure that Lidcombe hasn't though. How is she planning on getting there? A lot of people at Cumbo live either out west around Parra (I lived in Westmead), or along the train line towards the city - Strathfield, Burwood etc. Newtown might be worth a look. Very cool place to live, on the trainline, 20 min trip I'd estimate.
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