PJandLisa Offtherails

PJandLisa Offtherails

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    Can anyone advise on the cheapest way to buy train tickets for Tokyo and south western Japan.

    We definitely found that the JR passes were worth the money. about 5 years ago

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    What advise or tips can you give on clothing, gears, where to buy food for a 1yr old baby when travelling in Osaka during winter

    I should also have mentioned that one of these stores - Mont Bell had a good rnge of kids jackets, thermals beanies etc... There is a Mont Bell in the "Albi" arcade but also another large one in the Grand Front Osaka shopping tower. about 5 years ago

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    Any one advise on cheap accomodation and the bext way to get around Hiroshima?

    In terms of the best way to get around, we often used the tourist bus route or the trains. The tourist bus has a special stop at Hiroshima station and the hostel we stayed at gave us lots of information about it. There are two routes (green and orange) for this bus and it stops at all the main sites in Hiroshima city. If you decide to go to Miyajima Island, which we highly recommend, you will need to catch the train, and then a ferry. There are also some JR trains, so if you have a JR pass you may want to use those. about 5 years ago

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    How long does train trip take from Sydney to Melbourne?

    Hi Fred I think you will find this link helpful http://www.nswtrainlink.info Use the regional search box on the left to get times and prices for Sydney to Melbourne train. The trip takes about 10 hours on the XPT and I think they have some overnight services from memory. Having said that, train travel is surprising slow and expensive in Australia, so people usually fly between Sydney and Melbourne (or drive for the fun of a road trip). about 5 years ago

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    Where is the best place to buy lightweight travel and outdoor gear in Hong Kong?

    A few days ago we found a chain called Pro.cam.fis They are a bit pricey, and a small shop, but they seemed to specialise in lightweight travel clothing. about 5 years ago

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    How do you deal with Australian summer heat?

    For a nice refreshing spot of cool green, one of my favourite places in Sydney is the Chinese friendship garden in Darling Harbour. http://www.darlingharbour.com/things-to-do/chinese-garden-of-friendship.aspx It's also best to enjoy the beach in the morning or late afternoon. The sun really is very strong at that time of year between 11am and 3pm. Even with loads of sunscreen you will still be toast within about half an hour if you are on the beach in the middle of the day. The other big recommendation I have for you, to get a taste of local Sydney life, is to get up early on a Sat or Sun to have breakfast and coffee at one of the many cute little cafes dotted throughout the inner west. Pick the busy and quirky looking ones and you will be in for a treat,especially if you love clean healthy food. made with love! Don't worry too much about drop bears, you'll really only encounter them if you do some serious bush walking where there are tall trees. about 5 years ago

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    Anyone can suggest a good online luggage store?

    Sorry I don't know how fast these guys deliver, but since no one else has chimed in yet this is one store we know of. The Lightweight Traveller has an online store. http://lwtraveller.com While they are quite pricey they specialise in some quality brands such as eagle creek, osprey and ex-officio. about 5 years ago

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    When travelling the world as a Nomad, what's the most effective way to book flights and organise visas?

    Hi Byron. We too are from Australia and are also just beginning our nomad journey (nearly two months so far). We started in Japan and have mostly just bought flights as we went. So far we have not had dramas with being hassled about the onward ticket but we are still very anxious about this every time we go to the airport. When we asked around, the general message was to buy a fully refundable ticket.... however as yet, we have not figured out which site people use to buy tickets with these conditions. Sorry not an answer I know, but more of a "yeah, we want to know that too"... so can anyone who does this regularly tell us how it all works? about 5 years ago