Katrina Greeves

Katrina Greeves

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    about going to work in canada on winter season...

    Most of the Canadian Ski resorts hire staff for winter jobs in October/November, with work starting around Christmas (depending on how busy the season is). You will have to have a work visa to get offered a job. Housing is also sometimes tight, so it is best to arrive early. Whistler Blackcomb usually does a job fair in November http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/employment/applicants/index.htm almost 9 years ago

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    Does China cater to budget backpackers?

    to get around easily - check out Dragon Bus - http://www.dragonbuschina.com/ They do heaps of tours, and a hop on/off service across China. almost 9 years ago

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    Is there a global backpacking authority? One that each country's own national tourism bodies have to report to for basic standards? Help!!!

    Unfortunately, there is no single regulatory body or global backpacking authority as a central reference point. The best option is to search for industry associations, who specialise in the adventure, youth, student travel or backpacking sector or find the National Tourism Association, who will usually list other associated industry groups. eg. Adventure Travel Trade Association (http://www.adventuretravel.biz/ Backpacker Operators Association in various States/regions (eg. in Australia there are various not for profit industry assocations like http://www.boansw.org.au/ www.vecci.org.au/BOAV and www.backpackingqueensland.com.au) Members of these associations are all regulated in different ways, depending on the type of business (accommodation, tour operator, bar/club, travel agent etc), however most membership based industry associations will work closely with their local, state, national tourism organisation and government departments to uphold industry standards within their own region/state/sector. Good luck with your assignment! about 9 years ago

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    What is the best tour to see Uluru and Kings Canyon in a weekend?

    thanks Matt - the walking around Kata Tjuta looks amazing, so this is on the list. Good to know that the best tours are out of Alice, thanks. over 9 years ago

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    queenstown ski season

    There's heaps going on in Queenstown for the winter. At night, there are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from, packed with tourists just there for a week skiing/riding, travellers working in town seasonally and locals. The season lasts usually from June to September, so it's not as long as a northern hemisphere winter, but still good to fill the gap, particularly if you want to travel around NZ or Australia on either side before heading back to do another season. There are heaps of people in NZ and AUS that do back to back seasons, so it's pretty easy to settle in. There are a few resorts to choose from - The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona, and Treble Cone near Wanaka (my favourite, if you're looking for something steeper) is a bit further away. You can not stay in the resort like in Canada, but it only takes about 30 - 45 minutes to drive from Q'town to the closest resorts. If you are working, most people either pool rides or hitch (if you haven't got any mates with a car!) This might help - http://www.tourism.net.nz/region/queenstown/ http://www.snowtrainers.com/locations/queenstown-new-zealand/ If you want to work, you might be a bit late for the first intake for the resorts (usually done around April/May), but as soon as the season kicks in, you can probably find work when you arrive. This might help - http://www.seasonalwork.co.nz/index.bsp over 9 years ago

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    what is the quickest form of public transport to get to Manly Beach?

    If you are coming from the centre of the city, the Manly ferry is the easiest and most likely the quickest as the traffic can be pretty bad. over 9 years ago

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    what is the best time to get to Angkor Wat?

    I also went in the dry season, in Feb. It was hot and dusty, but still amazing and well worth it. In fact, in hindsight I should have spent more time there, as there are so many temples to see - the more time you have just to sit and soak it up, the better! If you're thinking of time of day and are in Angkor for a few days, I recommend going to the temples at different times of the day, as they seem to change with the changing shaddows. Early morning/late afternoon is best if you go in the dry season as the middle of the day, unless you've found a cool spot under a tree/temple, can be a bit over bearing. I think Angkor Wat is best at dawn. It is incredible to watch the sun come up over the jungle and feel the place come alive. It is a shame that you can not watch the sunrise from the top of Angkor Wat anymore (believe me, it was one of my most memorable travel experiences), however it is still worth going to the temple and finding a quiet place to sit, watch and listen. over 9 years ago

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    Tapas in Sydney

    The Spanish Fly is excellent at The Spot (and if you need a hearty red wine to wash it down, the Knarly Dudes is a winner!) and El Bulli (also in the Spot) or on Elizabeth Street a few blocks past central station is excellent too. over 9 years ago