Author Archive for Flashpacking Travel

Our Christchurch Shocker

January 15, 20123 Comments

What a Welcome to New Zealand On arrival in New Zealand, passing through another customs checkpoint, the staff worked pleasantly through their flow chart to identify those people, who could enter or those whom they wished to question further.  Thankfully, we had our exit flight booked so no problems for us! One poor guy was […]

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Adelaide & the Barossa Valley – Australia Travel Blog

January 11, 20121 Comment

We both had an amazing train journey from Sydney to Adelaide and arranged to have a three night stopover in Adelaide on our Australia trip. Our first impressions of the small city of Adelaide weren’t great.  On arrival we took a taxi to our hotel AUS$10 (this is the first time we’ve taken a taxis the entire […]

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Australia: Melbourne Travel Thoughts

December 19, 20111 Comment

G’day!  We’ve had a fab time in good ‘old’ Melbourne. I say old, as although this place is on a massive expansion plan for 2020, the city retains an ‘old-fashioned’ charm.  Melbourne is pretty big already, as far as global players go, you’ll see apartment blocks being erected at a phenomenal rate and  many historic and characterful buildings, […]

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Arriving in Melbourne

December 12, 20110 Comments

Arriving in Melbourne this morning Sunday, 11th December 2011 at 09:30hrs we disembarked our second leg Air Asia X flight from KL a little bewildered. There were plenty of empty seats on the plane; one nice guy even offered us a bank of three seats for a sleep, not that we did, too excited to […]

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Emotions, excitement and a mysterious travel companion

December 8, 20110 Comments

Emotions are a funny old thing aren’t they. You can try and keep them all packaged up in a nice little box on a shelf but eventually they prise open the lid and jump out and begin to scratch away at your calm controlled exterior until the wounds are visible for all to see. The […]

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