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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #580 on: August 11, 2014, 03:36:52 PM »
how long you spending in each location

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #581 on: August 11, 2014, 03:39:33 PM »
how long you spending in each location

Bulk of trip will be in SYD/AKL -- 10 days.

I have a long-ish layover in SIN and DXB on the way back.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #582 on: August 11, 2014, 03:41:19 PM »
Bulk of trip will be in SYD/AKL -- 10 days.
10 days for both SYD and AKL?
How will that be close to enough?
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #583 on: August 11, 2014, 03:43:54 PM »
10 days for both SYD and AKL?
How will that be close to enough?

It won't. But I can't act like I have no responsibilities forever.

Seeing SYD/AKL for 10 days is better than not seeing it at all.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #584 on: August 11, 2014, 03:45:43 PM »
It won't. But I can't act like I have no responsibilities forever.

Seeing SYD/AKL for 10 days is better than not seeing it at all.
Personally I'd rather spend 10 days in AU or NZ and "accomplish" one rather than doing a shoddy job at both.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #585 on: August 11, 2014, 03:52:10 PM »
Personally I'd rather spend 10 days in AU or NZ and "accomplish" one rather than doing a shoddy job at both.

I could be convinced of that.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #586 on: August 11, 2014, 03:55:28 PM »
I just don't see how 5 days in either place could possibly do any justice.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #587 on: August 11, 2014, 03:56:16 PM »
I just don't see how 5 days in either place could possibly do any justice.
Can be a start and the next time he goes he can finish it off in another 5 days.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #588 on: August 11, 2014, 03:57:05 PM »
The counter argument is how can you go to that part of the world and NOT see both.

The likelihood of returning is very low, at least in my case.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #589 on: August 11, 2014, 04:00:01 PM »
Can be a start and the next time he goes he can finish it off in another 5 days.
So you're going to start with 1 day in SYD, 1 day in MEL, 1 day in CNS, and 2 travel days and accomplish what exactly?

The counter argument is how can you go to that part of the world and NOT see both.

The likelihood of returning is very low, at least in my case.
Well I did just that ;)
I don't think I'll make it to NZ anytime soon, but I'm sure one day my kids will love it.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #590 on: August 11, 2014, 04:03:04 PM »
No no, when I say 10 days, I mean 10 days on the ground, already accounting for travel days.

Also, I'm not sure I'd miss CNS, especially if that means not doing NZ.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #591 on: August 11, 2014, 04:03:08 PM »
It's hard when travelling, especially to that side of the world where you probably won't make it back that quickly.  On the other hand, are you just trying to check it off your list? Or really see the place? I'd feel silly going all the way to Australia also and not hopping over to NZ.  But at the end of the day you kind of hope you're the kind of traveler who is actually going to experience the place and not just going to check it off some list.

  Plus, it will give you something to look forward to next time you DO make it over there again.   ;)

Personally I'd actually be tempted to go straight to NZ and save Australia. For some reason I feel like there's more of a chance I'd get back there than to NZ.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #592 on: August 11, 2014, 04:05:53 PM »
I mean 10 days on the ground, already accounting for travel days.
I'm talking intra-Australia travel days.

And I'm ignoring Tassie/Kangaroo Island/Ayers Rock/Sunshine coast, etc.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #593 on: August 11, 2014, 04:06:04 PM »
It's hard when travelling, especially to that side of the world where you probably won't make it back that quickly.  On the other hand, are you just trying to check it off your list? Or really see the place? I'd feel silly going all the way to Australia also and not hopping over to NZ.  But at the end of the day you kind of hope you're the kind of traveler who is actually going to experience the place and not just going to check it off some list.

  Plus, it will give you something to look forward to next time you DO make it over there again.   ;)

To *really* see NZ, the guide books say three weeks on the LOW end.

If that's what it takes to see NZ, I'm afraid I better just begin taking out guidebooks on... Toronto :)

Sure, both AU/NZ are on my (bucket) "list," but given real life, I just don't think I'll be able to experience the place as well as I might want.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #594 on: August 11, 2014, 04:08:54 PM »
I'm talking intra-Australia travel days.

And I'm ignoring Tassie/Kangaroo Island/Ayers Rock/Sunshine coast, etc.

I'd have to simply pick one city, perhaps 2, and be content with that. As is your point, I'd have to make sacrifices.

Heck, people would laugh at trying to do AU alone in ten days.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #595 on: August 11, 2014, 04:09:29 PM »
Personally I'd actually be tempted to go straight to NZ and save Australia. For some reason I feel like there's more of a chance I'd get back there than to NZ.

I may just do that; for some reason I feel the same way.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #596 on: August 11, 2014, 04:12:17 PM »
I'd have to simply pick one city, perhaps 2, and be content with that. As is your point, I'd have to make sacrifices.

Heck, people would laugh at trying to do AU alone in ten days.
I was in AU for a full 14 days (not including travel days) and didn't get to see nearly all of it. I'd say I just scratched the surface. I'm for just going to NZ and saving AU for another time.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #597 on: August 11, 2014, 04:13:34 PM »
I'm for just going to NZ and saving AU for another time.
True.
I'm guilty of doing AU back then because I had FFNs to burn.

Boy do I miss those days.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #598 on: August 11, 2014, 04:28:53 PM »
If they ever come back, and they may not, it'll only be if 2007 comes back.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #599 on: August 11, 2014, 04:30:56 PM »
If they ever come back, and they may not, it'll only be if 2007 comes back.
FFNs were around at least annually from 2002-2010.
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