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Forum: Australia & New Zealand March 25th, 2011, 11:31 AM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 24
Views: 15,601
Posted By A Mate
What do you think is better - New Zealand or Australia and why?

No wonder usegroup is dead! So many gormless, empty individuals!


On 23/03/2011 6:42 PM, wrote:

[Default] On Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:34:06 +1030, "John H"
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Forum: Australia & New Zealand October 8th, 2010, 05:28 AM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 6
Views: 1,939
Posted By A Mate
Camping on the Burke Developmental Road?

On 8/10/2010 4:09 AM, Frank Slootweg wrote:
[Since this group is dead as a doornail, I might as well take this
opportunity to ask questions and see if there are still any
...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand October 8th, 2010, 03:29 AM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 6
Views: 1,939
Posted By A Mate
Camping on the Burke Developmental Road?

On 8/10/2010 4:09 AM, Frank Slootweg wrote:
[Since this group is dead as a doornail, I might as well take this
opportunity to ask questions and see if there are still any
...
Forum: Cruises September 26th, 2010, 10:53 AM Posted to rec.travel.cruises
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By A Mate
Where are all the posts?

On 25/09/2010 11:01 PM, Edward wrote:
This group appears to have died, almost. Where has everyone g




Notwithstanding the concerns of some posters re a few posters - the
simple fact is that -...
Forum: Asia November 6th, 2007, 06:32 AM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By A Mate
Angor Wat closure?

'Angkor Wat' as a generic, covers many seperate temples spread over a big
area. It takes 3 days for a 'quickie' tour as it is - even if Angkor itself
is closed, which I doubt, there remains much to...
Forum: Air travel November 4th, 2007, 11:18 AM Posted to rec.travel.air
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By A Mate
Worst International Airports, Supposed Survey of 2500 Travelers

I've been through Atlanta International (Hatsfield) twice in the last 2
months. It's quite bearable; way more efficient than Heathrow.




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Forum: Air travel November 4th, 2007, 11:17 AM Posted to rec.travel.air
Replies: 28
Views: 442
Posted By A Mate
laptop check or take

There is absolutely NO risk of a checked in laptop being stolen!! It's an
absolute CERTAINTY!!!


Check a laptop in by all means; but farewell it appropriately before doing
so!!
Forum: Australia & New Zealand November 3rd, 2007, 11:22 AM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 22
Views: 631
Posted By A Mate
Second-hand bookstores in Australia (East Coast Cairns-Sydney) ?

It's a big, big country - and if you are on a longish point to point
journey - a book's a great consolation (beats the hell out of missionary
tourists and others of like ilk!).

The advice you've...
Forum: USA & Canada November 1st, 2007, 10:24 AM Posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Replies: 15
Views: 358
Posted By A Mate
Passport stamped upon re-entry to the USA

'Stamping' proves absolutely nothing these days. All passports are read and
recorded electronically in every country (except maybe a few very primitive
national entities - Nauru maybe??).

It's...
Forum: Asia August 29th, 2007, 07:48 AM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By A Mate
Use of credit cards in Japan

Smaller Japanese businesses usually do not accept credit cards. Even larger
ones prefer cash. Tourist hotels etc will generally accept them.

Cash is definitely King in Japan.

As others have said -...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand August 28th, 2007, 02:48 AM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz,misc.immigration.australia+nz
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By A Mate
Australian hazards

Get a life "kangaroo16"!

Your posts are pointless, inaccurate and worst of all tedious!



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Forum: Australia & New Zealand August 24th, 2007, 02:03 AM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By A Mate
My OZ Holiday

Denmark to Adelaide - you can go all the way on Highway 1 - up to Norseman
where the main highway from Perth (Highway 94) joins Highway 1 and on to
Adelaide.

Places to visit on the way - frankly...
Forum: USA & Canada August 23rd, 2007, 11:51 AM Posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By A Mate
Thousands of Work in Australia are waiting for you!

Glumph, bumph and away you go!!!!


Nearly as comprehensible as the OP.





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Forum: Australia & New Zealand August 23rd, 2007, 11:50 AM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By A Mate
Thousands of Work in Australia are waiting for you!

Geez! That's re-assuring. - NOT!!!

What language are you posting in?



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Apply now...
Forum: Asia August 21st, 2007, 12:39 AM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By A Mate
Need help - Men's dress for tour of Japan and Thailand

tie? Only if you're there on business.

Collared shirt and slacks will be satisfactory everywhere in Japan. Sweater,
or casual jacket for evenings.

Bangkok will be much hotter - shorts, if you can...
Forum: Asia August 18th, 2007, 01:15 PM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By A Mate
Train - Deluxe Sleeper - Guangzhou/Beijing/Shanghai

tim - you're a 'misery guts' - always negative!

They charged the going rate plus a reasonable commission.




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Forum: Asia August 18th, 2007, 12:33 PM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By A Mate
Train - Deluxe Sleeper - Guangzhou/Beijing/Shanghai

Travel Agent!!

We used Lily Xie - and she was superb. Booked a whole heap of stuff - and
colected tickets when we got to Hong Kong - paid when we got to Beijing. I
don't know of any Australian...
Forum: USA & Canada August 16th, 2007, 12:10 PM Posted to rec.travel.usa-canada
Replies: 36
Views: 1,093
Posted By A Mate
Collision damage insurance with auto rental

For Australians - credit card insurance covers only the deductible, (called
the 'excess' in Australia); and then only for Gold cards and above.
Australian comprehensive motor vehicle insurance...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand August 11th, 2007, 01:03 PM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By A Mate
Tourist Visa Info

On Topic response - If you are coming to Australia to work - in any way,
according to any common definition - You are NOT entitled to a tourist
visa!!

Nor should you be!
Forum: Asia August 4th, 2007, 10:53 AM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By A Mate
Exchanging USD to JYE in Japan?

Sounds great, Chris. Hope it works as intended.



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Forum: Asia August 4th, 2007, 02:11 AM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By A Mate
Exchanging USD to JYE in Japan?

Can't you use your ATM card to take out cash in Japan?

The simple answer - not always, nor easily.

ATMs in Japan will generally only accept domestic cards. The exceptions -
the foreign bank ATMs...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand August 3rd, 2007, 01:59 PM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By A Mate
NZ lastminute travel

I like Christchurch - but Sydney it is not!

They're chalk and cheese. Christchurch itself is a very small rural city by
comparison. It's a pleasant entry to the South Island, which is a huge...
Forum: Australia & New Zealand July 29th, 2007, 11:50 PM Posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By A Mate
papua new guinea safe for solo traveler?

PNG is risky. Law and Order is as much in the hands of the 'Raskol Gangs' as
the Police. I'd give it a miss!!




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Forum: Asia July 29th, 2007, 12:57 PM Posted to rec.travel.asia
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By A Mate
Permanent residency, citizenship, insurance

Geez! Mate - This is not the forum for these questions!

You could lose your balls here!



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Forum: Air travel July 27th, 2007, 02:13 PM Posted to rec.travel.air
Replies: 3
Views: 86
Posted By A Mate
Round the world...

Marcus - you're a lazy sod!

It's simple enough (but - time consuming) to research your proposed journey!


Why do you not do the hard yards?

Google away!
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