Trip Report for Australia

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#1
Desert Hot Springs, CA
240 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
I've placed a trip report on Travelpod discussing our recent 34 day cruise on Holland America MS Statendam.

The itinerary was:
Sydney, Brisbane, Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, and Darwin
before heading out to Bali, Semarang (Java), Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China (Xiamen, Shanghai, Beijing, Dalian), Pusan (Korea), Nagasaki, and Osaka.

We spent a week in Sydney before the cruise and a week in Japan after, visiting Takayama in the Japanese Alps, and Tokyo.

Here's a link:

http://www.travelpod.com/members/voyager-sue


Cheers,

Sue
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#2
Brisbane, Australia
190 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Hi Sue,

I loved your trip report on Sydney, Brisbane, Whitsundays, Cairns and Darwin. You mentioned "pennies"; 1 and 2 cent coins are no longer legal tender in Australia. Every cash purchase is rounded up or down to the nearest five cents. And a couple of corrections for your Brisbane trip. The gentleman that you saw playing a didgeridoo would have been an Aborigine (not a Samoan) and Oxford 152 is in the suburb of Bulimba (my brother-in-law works there). It's a great pub (despite what you were told) but for good old Aussie atmosphere, value for money, and milion dollar views you couldn't go past the Merthyr Bowls Club; great choice.

And I loved your ANZAC Day comment - yes, we don't follow the British anymore.....

Regards
David
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#3
Adelaide (formerly Melbourne), Australia
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Joined Nov 2004
Hi Sue,
I haven't finished reading your review yet. I find myself coming back to it each day to read a section. I'm up to Hong Kong. Thanks so much for posting the link here.

I've still got several more days to go until Tokyo. Very enjoyable.

Cheers,
Steve.
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#4
ONTARIO, CANANDA
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Joined Mar 2007
Hi Sue,

Was hoping to read your post of your trip....for whatever reason.....was unable to access it....any thoughts????

Thanks
KODIDC