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Could use travel advice about choosing Australia vs Asia

Old Nov 11th, 2023, 01:07 AM
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Could use travel advice about choosing Australia vs Asia

Could use travel advice about choosing Australia vs Asia

Hi everyone,

I have 10 days off (planning late because it was a surprise vacation) in late Nov/Early Dec and Iíve been going back and forth between going to Australia or doing a Hong Kong and Taiwan trip.

At first I decided to do Australia and booked my airfare (itís changeable so wouldnít cost me anything to rebook to Hong Kong) and even told my friend that Iíll be coming there. But now Iím having second thoughts.

My original itinerary was gonna be a mix of Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) however I read that itís a less ideal time to visit the GBR and also Iím realizing that if I only have 8 full days, itís gonna be hard to do Australia justice. If I canít do the GBR then I was gonna combine Sydney and Melbourne. However that is not the best of Australia. Timing also means I won't be able to enjoy the tropical parts to best advantage, and that was one of the most important things on my wish list.

On the other hand, my friend who lives in Aus has a lot of free time rn, but next year wonít.

My interests are hiking/scenery, cities, beautiful skylines, food, and beaches.

I also heard it was more ideal to visit Hong Kong and Taiwan right now.

So:

Option A:

- Visit Australia rn and get a taste
- Come back to HK and Taiwan in the spring

Option B:

- Visit HK and Taiwan rn
- Come back to Australia when I have more time

Any advice?
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Old Nov 11th, 2023, 02:12 AM
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Could use travel advice about choosing Australia vs Asia

Hi everyone,

I have 10 days off (planning late because it was a surprise vacation) in late Nov/Early Dec and Iíve been going back and forth between going to Australia or doing a Hong Kong and Taiwan trip.

At first I decided to do Australia and booked my airfare (itís changeable so wouldnít cost me anything to rebook to Hong Kong) and even told my friend that Iíll be coming there. But now Iím having second thoughts.

My original itinerary was gonna be a mix of Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) however I read that itís a less ideal time to visit the GBR and also Iím realizing that if I only have 8 full days, itís gonna be hard to do Australia justice. If I canít do the GBR then I was gonna combine Sydney and Melbourne. However that is not the best of Australia. Timing also means I won't be able to enjoy the tropical parts to best advantage, and that was one of the most important things on my wish list.

On the other hand, my friend who lives in Aus has a lot of free time rn, but next year wonít.

My interests are hiking/scenery, cities, beautiful skylines, food, and beaches.

I also heard it was more ideal to visit Hong Kong and Taiwan right now.

So:

Option A:

- Visit Australia rn and get a taste
- Come back to HK and Taiwan in the spring

Option B:

- Visit HK and Taiwan rn
- Come back to Australia when I have more time

Any advice?
Edit: nvm, prices have gone up so much on flights that Asia will be too expensive
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