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Best Australian Products that may be needed when traveling?

Old May 3rd, 2003, 08:18 PM
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Best Australian Products that may be needed when traveling?

I know that was a dumb message title...but I couldn't think of anything witty! I want to buy detergent for doing hand laundry while on our trip... I prefer Woolite here in the US. Any other "must tries" while traveling? Help me out on this one!
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Old May 3rd, 2003, 11:31 PM
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My daughter has just flown from Australia to US. She was carrying a tube of laundry detergent in her luggage and this was taken from her. The explanation was that this can be mixed with something else to form a strong corrosive. You may prefer to wait until you get here and then buy some detergent.
Incidentally, as an emergency detergent, I have used hair shampoo.
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Old May 4th, 2003, 04:05 AM
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Hi Moneygirl

Softly is a nice gentle handwashing liquid that is widely available in Australia. I used this all the time when I lived there. There are also some products using Eucalyptus oil that were just coming on the mainstream market when I left Australia that might be a nice change! Drink SA red wine at all times! Try the Tasmanian champagne and Adelaide Hills SAuvignon Blanc. If you are in SA or can get it anywhere else try Maggie Beers Pheasant Farm Pate. The cholocolate is great, Tim Tams are a life changing chocolate biscuit. Lemonade in Australia is sweet and fizzy and Ice Tea was only just coming into fashion when I left. Eat fish and shellfish. Morton Bay Bugs are great, they are shellfish, not insects. Sydney oysters in my opinion are the best in the world, beating Coffing BAy (South Australia - (SA)) oysters marginally. Unless you are from California, Sydney China Town is good. Melbournes Greek and Italian districts are good food areas. Enough for now, I am home sick.
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Whoops, typo strikes again, Coffin Bay, NOT Coffing Bay!
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Old May 4th, 2003, 08:49 AM
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Thank... Marg...I am planning to purchase while in Australia, that's why I posted the question, sorry if that wasn't clear! Lynnp, super advice! Especially about the wine!Didn't mean to make you homesick. I've heard so much about TimTams on this site... they will be my first purchase!
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Hi Moneygirl,
Just to confuse you more Tim Tams my very favorite... eat the whole pack in one go...they come in all sorts of flavours. Start off with the original pack..Chocolate Tim Tams.. then progress to chew chocolate & so on, by the time you are finished all the packs you will know which ones to take back home with you.
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I took some Woolite in a travel shampoo bottle. That seemed to work out well. I just checked it with my regular luggage and it was never questioned.
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