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Well, we arrived back in Australia last week amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. After a long flight home from Scotland, we took an eerily empty train home to begin our 14-day self-isolation. Fortunately, we had a reasonable amount of food at home and a few food items that came back with us on the plane. After …
Angelo’s is one of the complimentary dining options aboard most ships in the Australia-based P&O Cruises fleet, and as the name might suggest, the cuisine is Italian-inspired. Most recently, we enjoyed a terrific meal at Angelo’s aboard P&O Pacific Explorer, and for the coeliac sufferers, gluten allergic, or otherwise gluten intolerant; yes, you can have …
This is an important question and can actually be a bit confusing because, in Australia, all our power outlets have a ground even if the appliance doesn’t use it. In Japan though, there are actually two kinds of electrical outlet: grounded and non-grounded. The grounded outlet can accept both grounded and non-grounded appliances. The non-grounded …
So, we flew to Darwin, hired a camper van and road tripped to Perth following as close as we could to the coastline within the limitations of the van that required we only use sealed roads with some small exceptions. There are a lot of unsealed roads in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, so …
New Zealand is the home of jet boats. The HamiltonJet water jet propulsion system used in jet boats worldwide was released in its earliest form by Sir William Hamilton in New Zealand way back 1954. Since then, HamiltonJet of New Zealand has been developing this jetboat propulsion system into what it is today. Nowadays, jet …
The Bankwest Qantas transaction account is one of a very small number of Qantas Frequent Flyer Point earning cards that is not a credit card. So if you can’t or don’t want to get a credit card, it presents a way to earn points on all eligible card transactions as well as your balance. Now, …
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