PJandLisa Offtherails

PJandLisa Offtherails

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    How strict is the policy on bringing food?

    Often if it is in a factory sealed pack with labels listing the ingredients, and it is processed food (rather than something natural that could carry pathogens harmful to aus farming) then they let you keep it. But definitely declare everything on entry because there are sniffer dogs and the fines are very steep if you try to sneak food in. I have found that the quarantine staff are very reasonable give you the opportunity to get everything checked and ask questions. about 4 years ago

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    What are some good foods to try in Japan without wheat?

    My husband is gluten free so we also had to avoid wheat while in Japan. Some of his go to foods were: Donburi bowls especially when topped with something really simple Moochi Balls -the little sweet brightly coloured balls are made from rice. And of course the endless variety of sushi type nibbles The tricky thing is soy is used a lot and often made from wheat. about 4 years ago

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    which is the best website to book multi-city international flights?

    Have you found these guys yet? indie.bootsnall.com They specialise in multi-city flights. It's run by a well known independant travellers community organisation 'bootsnall'. I think they even have a feature where you can post your itinerary to the community so other people can help you find a better deal. over 4 years ago

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    I will be travelling to Australia for a year long working holiday. What are the top tips you'd recommend for staying safe?

    Make friends with the visitor information centre staff. Many regional and rural towns have visitor information centres. Often they are staffed by volunteer locals. We have found them to be an incredible resource in the past. They have helped us with information about road closures, given us awesome tip offs for getting off the highway, and have even warned us about a locust swarm that was on the way! And the best bit is that they are often super duper enthusiastic about their local town which always makes for great conversation. over 4 years ago

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    would like to holiday in NZ with kids 3 & 6. Any suggestions for family friendly plus option for skiing?

    Go visit Hobbiton village. This is the village they built to use as a set for the Lord of the Rings movies. It is such a magical place, and it's built with small humans in mind! over 4 years ago

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    First visit to Lisbon, Portugal - any suggestions on hotels, eats and sites to see?

    The metro is pretty easy to use and can get you most places. Pretty much all tourists head to Belem to try the famous pastries, and to Alfama for dinner with a Fado performance. But both experiences are definitely worth doing! over 4 years ago

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    Is it possible to travel Europe by bus or train instead of flying from one country to another. Time is not an issue for me.

    www.loco2.com allows you to search and book tickets for trains in Europe. www.rome2rio.com is another site we love. You enter two cities (anywhere in the world) into the search bar and it will give you a summary of buses, trains, planes, driving a private car, and even car share (e.g. blablacar). It outlines the routes and estimates each cost. There is also a blog run by a train lover called "man in seat 62" (sorry I'm not sure what the exact link is). The blog has in depth information about train travel for most countries in the world. I think you will find that things become much clearer and easier to plan once you start plugging things into these sites. Good luck with your journey and happy travels! over 4 years ago

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    Rainy Day in Lisbon

    If you like art the Gulbenkian collection is amazing, and free on Sunday. Nearest metro is probably São Sebastião on the blue line. There is also a planetarium in Belem, but I'm not sure how good it is. over 4 years ago