LisaF

LisaF

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    Sumatra Vaccines need coming from Australia?

    Agree with Sarah - try your closest travel clinic for accurate medical advice. I use the TMVC group (there is one on George Street Sydney). A little more expensive than others, but they seem to be more up to date with what’s going on in travel medicine than the local GP. From a guess it would be Rabies. If you are bitten, the closest centre of medical excellence is Bali, and they don’t keep RIG (Rabies Immunoglobulin). This is a series of shots over a period of time, with the first shot required within 72 hrs. You may also need some malaria prophylaxis. Keep in mind if you do take malaria tablets, that there are a few different types. Doxyclin is probably the cheapest but also has a side effect of extreme sensitivity to the sun. (extra sunscreen is needed!). Another side effect is hallucinations, especially dreaming. Malarone is more expensive, and junior Malarone is available for children. I’m not medical though – this is based purely on my own experience. Best to seek medical advice from a medical professional . http://www.tmvc.com.au/ They also have an online planner ;) over 8 years ago

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    Whats the best caravan park to stay in with personal ensuite ?

    Caloundra Waterfront Caravan Park (part fo the Freespirit Resort and Holiday Parks). Location: 44 Maloja Place, Caloundra, QLD 4551 Contact info: +61 7 54911564 I know they're on Facebook.... over 8 years ago

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    If I take a team of elementary/secondary education leaders to Australia, which cities should we visit? What should we see and ask?

    You'll obviously be flying in and out of a major hub (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth) - so plan on spending a few days around here and see if you can visit a school. Ensure there is ample time to contact the schools and organise the visits, for obvious child protection reasons, you cant just walk into a school for a visit. Depending on how long you are travelling for, I would stick to either west or east - and not try to cover too much ground. As above, Australia is a HUGE country and extremely diverse. You are not going to see every major attraction in one visit. over 8 years ago

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    Going to be 20, travelling alone, would like to work and meet new people. Does a certain part of NZ spring to mind that would suit me?! (:

    New Zealand is such a friendly place, I am sure you will be welcomed wherever you go. If you have some ski skills - why not consider Queenstown in June/July/August? As Christy suggests, there are a lot of tourists in Peak season which can either be a bonus of a pain in the butt. Auckland is also another fun place to be, a lot of nightlife, cafes, parks and friendly people. over 8 years ago

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    What makes Namibia special?

    I was in Nambia in 2009 and had the most amazing holiday. We drove our way across Botswana, through Nambiai and up to Zambia. Such a wonderful experience that my children still talk abotu daily. My favourite memories of Namibia were - the sand dunes - Etosha National Park - Cheetah farm - Ngepi (in a tree house!) - Joes Beerhouse in Windhoek! Lucky girl TravelEater to be going there in July. I'm so jealous. over 8 years ago

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    Is it safe for tourists to use the public transport in LA?!

    LA is like any other major city in the US - its fairly safe but you still need to be aware of your surroundings. There are areas in LA that you probably wont want to venture alone, or in the dark. Ask at your hotel concierge desk of any places to avoid if you plan on exploring. The locals on the ground will have the best knowledge. It also serves to let them know what your plans are so they can keep an eye out for you. Carry your phone with you, make sure tis charged and have the number of the hotel programmed in, as well as emergency (911 in US). My saying is "if it doesnt feel safe, it probably isnt". So learn to listen to your instincts. over 8 years ago

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    How many days in Singapore?

    I love Singapore and try to spend as much time as possible there. In saying that, I have never spent more than 2 weeks there at a time. I have a few friends who live there so for me there is a lot of catch up time, but I also like to get out and explore. It really depends what you want to get out of the trip. Singapore has some amazing back-alley food places that are definitely worth a visit, as well as some very high end restaurants you cant go past. Chimes on Northbridge Rd is a good place for a Friday afternoon beer followed by dinner. And I really love My Humble House at the Esplanade - try the wheatgrass and mint/vodka. A trip to Singapore should not be without an afternoon spent in Raffles cracking peanuts and drinking a cocktail. Singapore Sling of course. Sentosa Island is a nice chill out spot - although not really my scene, I have been there with friends and spent a few days. There are some lovely resorts. night clubs and a man-made beach. Chilli mud crabs on the East Coast. Red House is my favourite. Night Safari, Singapore Zoo. Worth a visit. Karaoke Bars - yes, you read that right. Even more fun when its not your own town. A ride on the MRT. Dont ask, but a good time waster to "people watch" for an hour or two. And of course, shopping. Again not my scene, but I have ventured into some lovely little air conditioned shopping malls for respite from the heat. And managed to pick up a few little treats. over 8 years ago

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    Where is the best place to find snakes around cairns

    Cairns is surrounded by bushland and rainforest, and known for the wildlife - including snakes! If you plan on a nice long bushwalk during the heat of the day, you are sure to find a snake or two on the tracks. If you prefer to see them in a more controlled environment, head to Cairns Night Zoo, or Cairns tropical zoo. over 8 years ago