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Sydney to Seoul on Asiana

Sydney to Seoul on Asiana

With the Brazilian visa in hand, it was time to bid farewell to Australia and New Zealand and move on to the fifth continent of my trip. Unfortunately (or is it?), Star Alliance airlines do not have direct flights to South America so I had to take a little detour through the US. Furthermore, because of peak travel season, there was no availability of business class seats on flights to US, meaning I had to make another detour through Seoul. Sydney – Seoul – Los Angeles – Chicago – Sao Paolo with an overnight at Seoul, but otherwise just a […]

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Auckland to Sydney on Air New Zealand

Auckland to Sydney on Air New Zealand

Three weeks in New Zealand flew by very quick and it was time to continue with my adventures. Next on the list was a (relatively) short hop back to Sydney for a couple of days to (hopefully) pick up my Brazilian visa before heading over to the fifth continent – South America. Airport Express Bus Auckland airport is a bit far from the city itself and the only public transportation option is to take the Airport Express bus for quite steep $16 one way trip. During the day it runs every 10 minutes, but in the early morning hours the […]

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Diving At The Great Barrier Reef

Diving At The Great Barrier Reef

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the worlds most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches. — GreatBarrierReef.org While it is up for the debate whether the Great Barrier Reef is the best diving place in the world, it is definitely the most famous one. Therefore, when I decided to come to Australia on this trip, diving […]

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Melbourne to Cairns on Virgin Australia

When booking the flights in Australia, it was hard to find anything even remotely close to a good deal between Melbourne and Cairns. Virgin Australia flew non-stop  from Tullamarine (the main airport) so I decided to go with them, but first I had to get to the airport. Skybus Airport Shuttle to Tullamarine Otherwise well planned Melbourne transportation system fails when it comes to getting to and from its airports. For no apparent reason there are no trains or trams going there so the only choice are the bus shuttles monopolized by Sita at Avalon and Skybus at Tullamarine. Both depart from […]

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Few Hectic Days In Melbourne

Few Hectic Days In Melbourne

Lauded for its sense of style and elegance, Melbourne boasts glamorous festivals and events, Australia’s best shopping, a lively passion for eating and drinking, and a flourishing interest in the arts. Restored and preserved nineteenth-century architecture, built following the discovery of gold, provides a heady reminder of a prosperous age, while beautifully tended parks and gardens present a therapeutic respite from the pace of city life. — Melbourne Tourism I will go ahead and admit this from the start – I really did not do my homework in preparation for Melbourne visit so I literally got overwhelmed with the number of […]

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Sydney And Its Icons

Sydney And Its Icons

It is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful and liveable cities. Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, it is set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on the planet. — TravelWiki After spending the morning flying the 747 simulator with my couchsurfing host Rod, I met up with David in downtown Sydney to walk around the central business […]

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Flying Boeing 747 Simulator

Flying Boeing 747 Simulator

When I was looking for a couchsurfing host in Sydney, I checked out the Pilot group on there and found Rod, who not only agreed to host me, but also invited me to tag along for some fun in a 747 simulator on Saturday morning. After flying Continental Level D Boeing 737 sim and a home-made Boeing 727 simulator in Puerto Rico, how could I refuse that offer? WEBINAREXPRESS.COM/WE/FILES/  747 Simulator Rod used to work for a guy who owns a successful truck supplies store and is also a pilot. At one point, he decided to build a 747 simulator […]

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Bangkok To Sydney On Thai Airways

Bangkok To Sydney On Thai Airways

This is it. My (extended) trip through south east Asia is officially over and after doing a quick run to Manila to pick up my round-the-world itinerary, I spent the last night in Bangkok checking out a few remaining rooftop bars. After the bars, Rangie took me to a nearby club so by the time we got back, there was just a couple hours left before I would need to wake up anyways for my early trip to the airport so I decided to tough it out and get the sleep on the flight. Trip To And Suvarnabhumi Airport I already […]

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