Annette Clark

Annette Clark

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    3 days in San Francisco @ the end of september help me plan Itinerary

    Hire bikes and cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. There is a hamburger joint in the main drag that is only about 3ms wide and has the BEST hamburgers. There is usually a queue but there is a pub next door that you can order a beer from, sit there and they will bring your hamburger to you. After a stroll around Sausalito take the ferry back. Visit Alcatraz (book in advance) - it wasn't something that I thought I would be interested in but did it on the recommendation of a friend and loved the derelict buildings, the audio commentary and the atmosphere. We joined a tour to Nap/Sonoma booked through Octopus travel and went on a mini bus with only 6 others. It was interesting to see the wine country and just the travel there and back was worth it. about 9 years ago

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    Any tips re: safest way to transport 1 and 2yo children from Singapore airport to CBD in taxi? any taxis with child restraints

    Hi, The taxis we used, and saw, when there were all pretty old, basic cars. I certainly didn't see any child restraints (not that we needed them!). The traffic flow is pretty good and roads safe but you probably would prefer restraints. Have you tried contacting the hotel to see if they can assist? The other option is to use the train but the kids are just as unrestrained in them as in a car. When we came through customs there were a lot of people waiting to 'pick up' passengers. ie non taxis who charged a negotiated rate for transporting you. Perhaps you may find one of them that has restraints - it's possible they will approach you with the suggestion of transport and that they have restraints but you will need to negotiate hard to get a fair rate. Good luck! about 9 years ago

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    what's the best food court in singapore?

    There are many areas to eat but for atmosphere and price I thought the best area was on the outskirts of Chinatown where they close off the streets in the evening and set up long tables and benches for people to eat at. Sorry, can't remember the street names but in the area of Sago and Smith Streets. about 9 years ago

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    How do I get from Perth to Boddington using public transport?

    Probably catch the bus from Perth to Crossman: https://www.transwa.wa.gov.au/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=HJxovQE6BFQ%3d&tabid=45&mid=373 This info is on the transwa website here: https://www.transwa.wa.gov.au/Bookings/Timetables/tabid/45/Default.aspx It is about a 20 min drive to Boddington from there. Sorry but not too sure if this is the best way to get there as we don't use public transport much. Another option to investigate is getting the train to Bunbury and then seeing if there is a bus from Bunbury to Boddington. about 9 years ago

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    What are some good cheap transport options for getting to Derby from NZ? May be taking children, so hitch-hiking's out.

    The cheapest method to get to Derby from Perth is via Greyhound bus but even then that costs around $500 return per adult and takes over 24 hrs. Why not consider hiring a car and driving, you will get to see heaps along the way and can stop when you like to let the kids have a break. Personally, I would delay the trip until I'd saved enough money for the flights - it's a looooong way. Enjoy! almost 10 years ago

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    What is so great about Singapore?

    A visit to the Mustafa Centre in little India is a fascinating way to while away a few hours. It is open 24 hours and stocks everything, and I mean everything! It's like an Aladins cave of mixed goods with narrow passages between the stocked high shelves and crowds of locals. Check out the huge array of gold jewellery on the ground floor, take in the sights and aromas of the spices available, and browse the materials and homewares on the upper level. Beware of pickpockets and also taxi drivers who will tell you that it is closed and try to take you to Orchard road shopping precint. The night safari was fun but a very stage managed affair and crowded. There are long queues for the show and a very long wait to go on the 'trains'. A word of warning - don't walk half way and then try to get on the train, they won't let you - you must board at the station near the main area. As Jilli has mentioned the cable car from Mt Faber to Sentosa is well worth going on as there are magnificent views over the harbour. Would recommend going across in the late afternoon and then catching the cable car back in the evening so you get to see the harbour in daylight hours and then when lite up at night. A visit to Chinatown is on most travellers lists. It is very, very touristy but worth a browse around. At one end of the main mall there is a large temple that is interesting to visit, and the food stalls in nearby streets sell a good array of local foods at exceptional prices. Enjoy! almost 10 years ago

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    What is the nicest beach to visit close to the city?

    Cottesloe is the popular beach for tourists to visit and is the trendy beach for 16 - 25 year olds to hang out. Scarborough is great for surfing. Leighton, towards Fremantle, or Hillarys, in the north are great for families with young kids. Really any of the Perth beaches are fantastic but remember to be careful as there are often rips and you can be dumped very easily. Enjoy! almost 10 years ago

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    is there anything to do in perth?

    It depends on what you're into, but there is heaps of things to see and do around Perth. Visit the casino or walk through Kings Park. The beaches are fantastic even on a cold, windy winters day its worth heading to the coast and taking a walk or drive then having lunch in a beachside pub or cafe, Cottesloe is always a good place to start then drive north up to Hillarys. Visit the Perth Mint and see a gold pour. Take a ferry down the river to Fremantle and explore the maritime museum, the Fremantle markets, the Round house, fishing boat harbour (a great spot for fish & chips for lunch), have a drink and meal at 'Little Creatures', and then do the Fremantle Prison night tour. Visit Point Walter for some amazing views of Perth and the Swan river - take a walk through the Blackwell Reach path to take in the local wildlife with views of the river and cliffs (brave local kids leap off the cliffs for a dare). The Raffles hotel in Applecross is a good place to have a drink and a light meal whilst watching the boats and yachts. If you want something more up market then visit The Blue Water Grill which has spectactular views across the river to the city - a must for a still summer evening. A day trip to Rottnest is worth the cost but not recommended if the weather is too wet or windy. Enjoy! almost 10 years ago