Category Archives: Australia

Velocity and Qantas Frequent Flyers Compared

Howdy all. Something different for a Sunday for you. I wanted to look today at the two main frequent flyer programs that exist in Australia. If you’re a frequent flyer in Australia, if you love hunting down points, well there here are your two main options. Of course, there are many other choices you could try – Emirates’ Skywards for

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3 Spots on Sunday – Stopover Cities between Australia and Europe

Flying from Australia to Europe is a long, LONG journey, and bar an experimental flight from Perth to Europe (London I think) you need to change planes at some point in the Middle East or Asia. There are many options – off the top of my head Doha, Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Colombo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore and

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A Tour Of The Australian Granite Belt

Hi all. Today we have a GUEST POST! Sarah Sackville from http://www.supboardguide.com who has written a piece about the ‘Granite Belt’ in Australia’s Great Dividing range, which pierces through the eastern part of Australia from Queensland down to Victoria. Many thanks to Sarah for this great article! And for giving me a chance to take it a little bit easier

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Rob Lloyd on his tour to the UK and… Innes Versus Lloyd

Today I’m once again chatting to Rob Lloyd, friend of the blog who recently returned from touring the UK touring his show ‘Who, Me’ to various spots around England and its neighbours. Last night I got to see Rob’s latest show, a totally improvised show with his good friend David Innes. It was an absolute riot! And there was loads

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Dubai, or not Dubai? The Stopover Question!

When travelling from Australia or eastern Asia to Europe, there are number of possible airlines and routes to get you there, and one of the most popular, usually flying Emirates, is to go via Dubai. Emirates connects a large number of European cities to a large number of Asian/Australian towns. And I always hear people wondering if they should take

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A Tour of the Sydney Opera House

If there are three main images of landmarks that foreigners associate with Australia, I’m guessing they are Uluru, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the incredible building that sits opposite it over the harbour just a tad, the Sydney Opera House. I visited at some point as a kid, I don’t really remember when exactly, but I don’t think I really

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