August - September 2017
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  • Day45

    Trip tips

    September 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Hop on, hop off bus is a great way to get your bearings and get a bit of local knowledge
    Local travel card gets you bargains and "free" trips
    Extra battery pack for mobile
    Look at the right sign when deciding what time to return!! Departure, not arrivals!
    Buying priority on Finnair was well worth the $25. I got straight through the check in and not line up for miles
    International simcard. Make sure your handset is unlocked though so you can use any network
    Still packed too heavy. Don't use outer backpack cover as extra bag!! Toiletries bag too much stuff didn't use and never do.
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  • Day45

    With Jim and Loz at Maribyrnong

    September 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Jetlag hits again. Not much sleep last night
    Joe takes me over to Maribyrnong to Loz's on his (out of the) way to Healesville on his second attempt at his All Aussie Adventure
    Jim, Loz and I go to Highpoint Shopping Centre for lunch and just hanging around.
    Back to Loz and watch Doctor Strange
    Loz cooks good Aussie silverside.
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  • Day44

    Chilling at Ben's

    September 24, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    A short day for a change! Slept until midday on my nice new comfy mattress. Recharged my batteries 😊
    Watched last episode of Harry Potter with Ben, which I never did get to watch before. Joe was shopping.
    In jamas until 3pm then showered, feeling human!!
    Ben cooked us roast pork and vegies.
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  • Day43

    Back with my kids

    September 23, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Not much sleep
    Pick up by Joe
    Burger at Chadstone, a lovely clean healthy beef burger and salad. Australia knows how to do fresh food..and proper coffee
    Ben's place. Sleep 2 hours on new inflatable mattress.
    Bus and train to Turf Sports Bar. With Jimmy, Lauren and Michael. Richmond beat GWS. Great atmosphere in Pub
    Back to Bens - very tired
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  • Day41

    Exploring Singapore

    September 21, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Sleep in - 8.30 am
    Walk around Mustafa shopping centre next door. Huge!!
    Trains all day. Easy to get around.
    Went to Harbour Front.
    We did a canal cruise at Clarke Quay.
    Found Skypark, a tall viewing point on top of Marina Sands motel and next to the Infinity Pool. We saw the Gardens by the Bay from up top. Hot and sticky so home. We didn't want to wait around til dark to see it at it's best.
    I got off the train at Little India and had a walk through. Lots of temples and mosques.
    Back at the hotel mum and I went for dip in pool and then we all had tea.
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    Rona Quayle

    Welcome home. What a wonderful trip you've had.

    Maree Crawford

    Thanks Rona, it's been amazing

  • Day40

    Singapore layover

    September 20, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Another long travel day. 2 days in 1. Not much sleep on plane.
    Got in 6.30 am. Room not ready till 3pm
    Found 4 hour city bus tour. Very good. 4 stop offs. The botanical gardens were very nice. China town a bit ordinary but Little India was great
    We got back to the hotel, our room was ready so we had a wee snooze.
    Swim in pool,
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  • Day38

    We're on our way home

    September 18, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Back to Copenhagen.
    We're put on the train back to Copenhagen by Karen and Ib.
    We then get to Danhostel City and chill for the rest of the afternoon. We stayed here 5 years ago when we brought all the family over. Still a great place to stayRead more

    Hello Maree, you are probably nearly home by now. I hope you & your parents have recovered from the flu. Thank you for having me 'tag' along on your holiday & 'meeting' your family. Thanks also for being a great holiday companion to Nicole. She's had a great holiday & she's heading home tonight. Best wishes, Rona

  • Day38

    Ruins, a Mill and farewell dinner

    September 18, 2017 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We're with Thor again today. We drive to a castle ruin which is a national park now and has a long cobbled causeway out to it. Thor and I walk it. Mum and dad stay at carpark and sit in the sun. Another lovely sunny day.
    We then go the short distance to Visoft where they have a holiday shack and are restoring an old Mill. It is heritage listed so has to be done to guidelines. We stayed here 5 years ago and felt the wooden bits could collapse anytime.
    Have lunch and afternoon tea there then another tourist drive where there are viking burial mounds
    Home for tea and Andreas catches up with us. He came back to Australia with Thor 2/12 years ago and stayed with us.
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