Travel Blogs from Queensland
... 25% (SA 25%)
Food - restaurants: 13% (SA 10%)
Food - groceries: 2% (SA 2%)
Sites/events: 36% including India tour (SA 30% including Galapagos)
Taxis, Car Rentals and Public Transport: .3% (SA 4%)
Miscellaneous: 3.7% including visas (SA 2%)
Number of rounds of (significant) intestinal upset: 1, John ...
Got up fairly early this morning to bright sunshine and a calm ocean. After a good breakfast in the Palms Café we went out on deck; despite the sunshine however there was still a bit of a nip in the air. Well, it is still only April after all, and you know the old saying “Cast ne’er a clout until May is out”.
Our lecture this morning was given by the marine historian Peter Boyd-Smith and discussed the immediate aftermath of the ...
... to the airport for our late night flight to Halifax via Montreal. Our flight was delayed by an hour and a half from Vancouver. We were not impressed. Despite the delay, before we knew it we were in Montreal and running to the next gate to make our Halifax flight. Luckily for us Air Canada was in the Christmas spirit and delayed our flight departure because there were 30 or so of us still on our way from ...
Woke to a rather cloudy day, but dry. Had breakfast and did all the necessary jobs,(for example, emptying the grey water tank and the porta potty), to get Brian ready to rock and roll. After chatting with our neighbours, who were part of a Roadtrek Ralley group, (they all drove Roadtreks, vehicles not dissimilar to ours, but a lot newer), we left the campground just after 9am and drove around to ...
... evening of the 22nd and flew for 14 1/2 hours overnight to Dubai. Morpheus did not favor me with sleep on this overnight flight; however, and despite trying really hard to count sheep and whatever other animals I could conjure up, I could not fall asleep on this long flight.
Arriving in Dubai at 5 AM local time, I managed to stumble around the airport shops a bit - hard to believe they were open at that hour, but they were. (I think ...