Katrina Greeves

Katrina Greeves

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    Would I get charged by customs if I bought a new projector into Australia?

    From memory when I arrived back into AUS last week through customs, you have to declare items valued over $AUD1000 which have been purchased overseas. You run the risk of getting caught and perhaps fined if you don't declare it so it really depends on how much you value the item, and if you declare it in the first place. over 8 years ago

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    Which days are shops open for late night shopping?

    Thursday night to 9pm in the city and suburbs and some shops do stay open late on other nights of the week eg. to 7pm Friday night over 9 years ago

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    Cancelation due to volcanic activity?

    Hi, Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. Here is our advice relating to coverage due to natural disasters, which includes volcanoes: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/76353/Worldwide/Natural-Disasters-Advice-for-World-Nomads-policy-holders We may not specifically talk about volcanoes in our policy wording, but this doesn't specifically mean there is no cover. Generally, you wont get cover for a natural disaster if you know it's happening or its been well documented in the media. It also depends on your personal circumstances, and the type of travel insurance policy you buy, as not all policies cover cancellation, trip interruption or delay for non-medical reasons, let alone for natural disasters. All of our travel insurance policies are different, and depend on your country of residence, so it's very important to read the policy wording carefully, particularly the parts on "general exclusions" or what we wont cover. Also look carefully at the terms of cover for cancellation, trip interruption or delay, as generally, natural disasters may not covered as a cancellation or trip interruption reason (again, it depends on your country of residence) One of the most important things to consider with any travel insurance policy and natural disasters, is that cover can also depend also on the timing of the natural disaster and your trip. For example: if you knew about the volcano (eg. as it's been erupting for a while and it was in the news or it regularly erupts) and you choose to take a trip to that place or to buy a flight which may be affected by the ash cloud, then it's unlikely you'll be covered for cancellation expenses or disruption of your trip. If you're accidentally caught up in a volcanic eruption and need emergency medical attention, then it's very likely you'll be covered for the overseas medical expenses. Hope that helps to clarify. Safe travels, over 7 years ago

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    is traveling to Australia worth the long flight?

    It's worth it! (although I am biased as I live in Australia) Just flew in from Vancouver via Los Angeles this morning and even without a stopover it is totally achievable, despite travelling for over 20 hours each way. Best tips: 1. Set your watch for Australian time as soon as you get on board, and try to eat/sleep/watch movies at the time you normally would. 2. Sleep ... and sleep some more. Tried sleeping tablets this time, and I dont know why it has taken me so long to try them out - well worth it if you are doing a short trip, or don't like to fly long haul. 3. Once you arrive, dump your bags and get outside - walk, go for a swim, eat and just ease your way into Australia 4. Take as much time as you can to explore Australia. If you're coming here, it's a big country and it takes time to see it (like Diane mentioned) Don't try to cover too much ground if you've only got a little bit of time. You might want to choose just a few things to do (depending on your preference - eg. surf, reef, outback, cities etc) PS. Sounds like you don't like the take off & landing part, so if you do a direct flight, you wont have to do this so often anyway! over 8 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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    What and where are the 'must see' spots in the NT?

    Plan to spend a day in Darwin. The city has come alive in the last few years, with great restaurants (Hanuman), attractions (Crocasaurus Cove) and a new wave pool to survive the heat. It's well worth spending at least half a day and a night. over 9 years ago

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    Best sushi rolls in Sydney CBD?

    Sakura (325 Pitt St) - they are fresh, fast and filling! over 9 years ago

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    Where is there good whitewater?

    Try Raging Thunder www.ragingthunder.com.au or R n R Rafting www.raft.com.au over 9 years ago