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Our really quite big adventure, Act 3 - heaven and hell in Queensland

Our really quite big adventure, Act 3 - heaven and hell in Queensland

Jan 13th, 2014, 08:34 PM
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I'm reading too - want to hear the rest!!

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Jan 14th, 2014, 01:51 AM
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I would think going in June or July would be nice weather wise though.>>

definitely.

And then you could probably swim in the sea properly instead of in a net!
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Jan 14th, 2014, 09:41 AM
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Tagging along for the ride...
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Jan 14th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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nelsonian -

If you're a coffee drinker, be sure to try 100% Kona.
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Jan 17th, 2014, 01:00 PM
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Commiserations Anne on last nights results in the ODI. Silly Stephen left with one over to go!!
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Jan 17th, 2014, 07:33 PM
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Annhig, the links to your previous parts are broken ... is that possible?

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Jan 18th, 2014, 03:32 AM
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lavandula - I just checked and they are working now for me.

i think that fodors was playing up for some people yesterday - see the "changing fonts" threads.

aussie - talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - just hopeless.
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Jan 19th, 2014, 01:01 AM
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Annhig I tried to buy some alcohol duty free at Hong Kong airport and when they asked me where I was going and I said Brisbane they said I couldn't take into Brisbane. Strange as I could when we came back from the States.
My daughter bought perfume and before boarding they took it off her and put it as checked luggage. Again I had no trouble with perfume coming back from the States.
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Jan 19th, 2014, 01:33 AM
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october-fun,

there were no such restrictions flying from Christchurch to Sydney.

is it that we were flying FROM HK, or INTO Brisbane? weird.
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Jan 20th, 2014, 02:54 AM
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I think it must be flying from HK. I haven't had anyone I know have trouble flying into from elsewhere.

We stayed at the Salisbury on the 10th floor also. Wonderful view wasn't it. My only downside was the hard mattress. Otherwise the position was excellent.
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Jan 20th, 2014, 03:12 AM
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When were you there, October-fun? How long did you stay?

I agree that the view was terrific though sadly ours was mostly obscured by rain and fog. but overall as you say, the position, and indeed the hotel were excellent and I would recommend it to anyone.

Perhaps we have different ideas about mattresses - I thought ours was very comfortable. later in the trip I had problems with SOFT mattresses, though!
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Jan 20th, 2014, 10:47 PM
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checking in, as well
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Jan 20th, 2014, 11:23 PM
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Yeah, waiting patiently Ann for your Queensland hell....
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Jan 20th, 2014, 11:59 PM
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Come on annhig, spill it.
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Jan 21st, 2014, 12:35 AM
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Anne, Anne, the Queensland version of Hell please.

The suspense is killing me!
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Jan 21st, 2014, 02:02 AM
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Annhig we were there the last week of November. Weather was great. A bit overcast some days but we were very lucky no rain except on landing. No fog the whole week.
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Jan 21st, 2014, 04:16 AM
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ok, ok, - it's on its way. some things are worth waiting for!

[october fun - we were there from 10-13 November, so we just missed each other. i hope you missed the rain we had for the first 2 days].
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Jan 21st, 2014, 07:09 AM
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About Brisbane and sniffer dogs, annhig, the dogs are used to detect fruit, as Queensland has a fruitfly quarantine.

If you fly into Perth, you will have the same experience.

Australia is very strong on quarantine protection of agricultural and horticultural industries, so don't feel as if you were being singled out.

I have stood in the green lane in Sydney behind people who have had suitcases full of sausage and cheese detected by the beagles.

Pardon us, but they're our rules.
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Jan 21st, 2014, 10:10 AM
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Australia is very strong on quarantine protection of agricultural and horticultural industries, so don't feel as if you were being singled out.>>

I didn't.

Pardon us, but they're our rules.>>

just commenting, not criticising. Apart from stopping us bringing in water that we'd bought airside in HK.

That was just daft.

IMHO
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Jan 25th, 2014, 09:45 AM
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It's Australia Day, yaaaaay......the next episode would be such a nice gift for all us Aussies.
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