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Old December 1st, 2007, 05:51 PM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Cactus
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Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a car or go
on a budget tour. I am not able to do the hiking thing so this would be
quite tame.
If there are any Tassies in here with ideas let me know.
I will fly into Hobart from Adelaide

Cheers


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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:39 PM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
MI
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On 12/1/07 9:51 AM, in article [email protected], "Cactus"
wrote:

Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a car or go
on a budget tour. I am not able to do the hiking thing so this would be
quite tame.
If there are any Tassies in here with ideas let me know.
I will fly into Hobart from Adelaide

Cheers


I Just returned from 3 weeks in Australia and I spent 5 days in Tasmania. I
flew in from Melbourne. I don't drive so I was on the tour bus. Driving, you
will be able to go more places than I did. I did three tours. Two were all
day---The first to the Tahune Airwalk and the second to Port Arthur. Port
Arthur was a very long day and a very interesting day if you are interested
in the early history of Australia. They don't dwell on the pleasant
conditions. I took the city tour as I do in all cities just to get an
overview of what I want to see more of. I can't hike either. I walk with a
cane or a walker. I didn't go on a tour as such. I booked day tours through
APT who subcontracted to Tassielinks. Much cheaper than an organized tour
and you control where you go and when.

Hope you enjoy your trip as much as I have.

--
Martha Irwin, Canada


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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:16 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Rudy[_1_]
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Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a car or
go on a budget tour.


We did Tassie foir a week..rented a car online from RedSpot


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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:25 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Cactus
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Thanks Martha. I am leery of driving there but we will see

"MI" wrote in message
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On 12/1/07 9:51 AM, in article [email protected], "Cactus"
wrote:

Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a car or
go
on a budget tour. I am not able to do the hiking thing so this would be
quite tame.
If there are any Tassies in here with ideas let me know.
I will fly into Hobart from Adelaide

Cheers


I Just returned from 3 weeks in Australia and I spent 5 days in Tasmania.
I
flew in from Melbourne. I don't drive so I was on the tour bus. Driving,
you
will be able to go more places than I did. I did three tours. Two were all
day---The first to the Tahune Airwalk and the second to Port Arthur. Port
Arthur was a very long day and a very interesting day if you are
interested
in the early history of Australia. They don't dwell on the pleasant
conditions. I took the city tour as I do in all cities just to get an
overview of what I want to see more of. I can't hike either. I walk with a
cane or a walker. I didn't go on a tour as such. I booked day tours
through
APT who subcontracted to Tassielinks. Much cheaper than an organized tour
and you control where you go and when.

Hope you enjoy your trip as much as I have.

--
Martha Irwin, Canada




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Old December 2nd, 2007, 05:26 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Cactus
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Thanks Rudy

"Rudy" wrote in message
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Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a car or
go on a budget tour.


We did Tassie foir a week..rented a car online from RedSpot



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Old December 2nd, 2007, 10:03 PM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
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Cactus wrote:
Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a
car or go on a budget tour. I am not able to do the hiking thing so
this would be quite tame.
If there are any Tassies in here with ideas let me know.
I will fly into Hobart from Adelaide

Cheers


A week in Tassie isn't very long especially if you are not driving, here are
a couple of sites that may help you decide what to do.

http://www.tasmaniatravel.com.au/
http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/index.cfm
http://www.tas.gov.au/tasmaniaonline...?Topic=Tourism

We were in Tassie for the sixth time last August and some of the things we
did were the Peppermint Bay cruise from Hobart, the ABT railway fron Strahan
to Queenstown, a tour of Woolnorth (this is the top western corner of
Tasmania about as faraway from Hobart as you can get and still be on the
main island), Woolmers near Longford (there is a fantastic rose garden
there). Try to be in Hobart on a Saturday for the Salamanca market.


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Old December 8th, 2007, 01:17 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
Cactus
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A week is about all I have if I am also going to SE Asia
Thanks for the input

"GreenieLeBrun" wrote in message
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Cactus wrote:
Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a
car or go on a budget tour. I am not able to do the hiking thing so
this would be quite tame.
If there are any Tassies in here with ideas let me know.
I will fly into Hobart from Adelaide

Cheers


A week in Tassie isn't very long especially if you are not driving, here
are a couple of sites that may help you decide what to do.

http://www.tasmaniatravel.com.au/
http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/index.cfm
http://www.tas.gov.au/tasmaniaonline...?Topic=Tourism

We were in Tassie for the sixth time last August and some of the things we
did were the Peppermint Bay cruise from Hobart, the ABT railway fron
Strahan to Queenstown, a tour of Woolnorth (this is the top western corner
of Tasmania about as faraway from Hobart as you can get and still be on
the main island), Woolmers near Longford (there is a fantastic rose garden
there). Try to be in Hobart on a Saturday for the Salamanca market.




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Old December 8th, 2007, 04:14 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
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Why go to SE Asia
You can get hepatitis at home
--
If at first you dont succeed
try try try again
If at first you do succeed
try not to look surprised

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"Cactus" wrote in message
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A week is about all I have if I am also going to SE Asia
Thanks for the input

"GreenieLeBrun" wrote in message
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Cactus wrote:
Hi folks I am a Canadian going to Australia next year at this time.
One thing I want to do is see Tasmania.
I think I will allot about a week. I am not sure whether to rent a
car or go on a budget tour. I am not able to do the hiking thing so
this would be quite tame.
If there are any Tassies in here with ideas let me know.
I will fly into Hobart from Adelaide

Cheers


A week in Tassie isn't very long especially if you are not driving, here
are a couple of sites that may help you decide what to do.

http://www.tasmaniatravel.com.au/
http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/home/index.cfm
http://www.tas.gov.au/tasmaniaonline...?Topic=Tourism

We were in Tassie for the sixth time last August and some of the things

we
did were the Peppermint Bay cruise from Hobart, the ABT railway fron
Strahan to Queenstown, a tour of Woolnorth (this is the top western

corner
of Tasmania about as faraway from Hobart as you can get and still be on
the main island), Woolmers near Longford (there is a fantastic rose

garden
there). Try to be in Hobart on a Saturday for the Salamanca market.






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Old December 8th, 2007, 05:57 AM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
kangaroo16
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On Sat, 08 Dec 2007 04:14:15 GMT, "AlmostBob"
wrote in
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Why go to SE Asia
You can get hepatitis at home


True, as hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the
liver. If talking Acute Viral Hepatitis, there are five
types: A, B, C, D, & E. More technical info at:

http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec03/ch027/ch027b.html

However, there are diseases which will kill a lot quicker,
such as the famous "Black Death" or "Bubonic Plague" caused by
_Yersina pestis_.

"The Black Death, or The Black Plague, was one of the
most deadly pandemics in human history caused by a bacterium
named Yersinia pestis.[1] It probably began in Central Asia[2]
and spread to Europe by the late 1340s. The total number of
deaths worldwide from the pandemic is estimated at 85 million
people; there were an estimated 20 to 30 million deaths in
Europe. [3][4] The Black Death is estimated to have killed
between one-third and two-thirds of Europe's population.[5][6][7]
[Much more at]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death


Does it still occur in the world?
According to the CDC there are 1,000 to 2,000 cases of bubonic
plague worldwide each year. There are no known cases in Australia
or Europe. Areas where cases occur are in Russia, the Middle
East, China, Southwest and Southeast Asia, Madagascar, southern
and eastern Africa, southwestern United States, the Andes
mountains, and Brazil.

http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/bub...e/a/111602.htm

However, another source includes southwestern Canada.
"In North America, plague is found in certain animals and
their fleas from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains, and from
southwestern Canada to Mexico. Most human cases in the United
States occur in two regions: 1) northern New Mexico, northern
Arizona, and southern Colorado; and 2) California, southern
Oregon, and far western Nevada. Plague also exists in Africa,
Asia, and South America (see map).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/plague/

Every country has its risks, of course, but many are
avoidable, given a degree of "common sense"....which
actually is pretty uncommon. :-)

Cheers,
Kangaroo16

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Old December 11th, 2007, 07:54 PM posted to rec.travel.australia+nz
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On Dec 7, 9:57 pm, kangaroo16 wrote:
On Sat, 08 Dec 2007 04:14:15 GMT, "AlmostBob"
wrote in
[email protected] :

Why go to SE Asia
You can get hepatitis at home


True, as hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the
liver. If talking Acute Viral Hepatitis, there are five
types: A, B, C, D, & E. More technical info at:

http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec03/ch027/ch027b.html

However, there are diseases which will kill a lot quicker,
such as the famous "Black Death" or "Bubonic Plague" caused by
_Yersina pestis_.

"The Black Death, or The Black Plague, was one of the
most deadly pandemics in human history caused by a bacterium
named Yersinia pestis.[1] It probably began in Central Asia[2]
and spread to Europe by the late 1340s. The total number of
deaths worldwide from the pandemic is estimated at 85 million
people; there were an estimated 20 to 30 million deaths in
Europe. [3][4] The Black Death is estimated to have killed
between one-third and two-thirds of Europe's population.[5][6][7]
[Much more at]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death

Does it still occur in the world?
According to the CDC there are 1,000 to 2,000 cases of bubonic
plague worldwide each year. There are no known cases in Australia
or Europe. Areas where cases occur are in Russia, the Middle
East, China, Southwest and Southeast Asia, Madagascar, southern
and eastern Africa, southwestern United States, the Andes
mountains, and Brazil.

http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/bub...e/a/111602.htm

However, another source includes southwestern Canada.
"In North America, plague is found in certain animals and
their fleas from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains, and from
southwestern Canada to Mexico. Most human cases in the United
States occur in two regions: 1) northern New Mexico, northern
Arizona, and southern Colorado; and 2) California, southern
Oregon, and far western Nevada. Plague also exists in Africa,
Asia, and South America (see map).

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/plague/

Every country has its risks, of course, but many are
avoidable, given a degree of "common sense"....which
actually is pretty uncommon. :-)

Cheers,
Kangaroo16


Out of curiosity, do you suffer from some sort of mental condition
that forces you to have a say?

kangaroo16a with a valid email address
not to be confused with
kangaroo16 who is too gutless to post a valid email address
 




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