Map Posters: Your Own Travel Guide

A flight from California to another country can take around 24 hours. That’s a full day of being on a plane and in airports. Let’s face it: plane rides can be utterly boring. Sure, there’s the thrill of take-off, but soon afterwards everyone gets that glassy-eyed look and the babies start to cry. Here are some ideas to help you pass the hours so you won’t go insane and need a straight-jacket upon arrival at your new destination.

It is important to keep in mind while traveling there, not to winge (complain) or act in any way like a larrikin (buffoon). Doing so would cause the Aussies to consider you a bloody nuisance.

It is located in the Wudaokou area. (close to the Wudaokou subway station, very convenient if you take the subway here) I like the Salmon Sushi here. Very delicious. 🙂 The sea food chafing dish is also a very good choice for you. It is enough for 3 people. You can try the fresh fruit juice if you want. The cost here is about 45 rmb for one person.

Having been a global nomad for more than 10 years now, I’ve found that staying in touch with friends and colleagues at home is really up to me. I haven’t stayed in touch with any of the fabulous people I met and got to know in the first 6-7 years of teaching abroad, and it’s mostly my fault because I didn’t make any effort.

It is advisable to buy a city guide for Las Vegas before you go so that you are familiar with all there is to see and do in Las Vegas and are aware how far everything is from one another. For example, casinos may look very close to one another in a car but on foot you could spend most of a day travelling between all of them. Also, consider enjoying many activities not actually on the Strip and right in Vegas for something a little out of the ordinary.

The currency is the US dollar, the hotels along the beach are expensive if you are on a budget, but there are apartment to be rented with advance planning. Most require a little walking. The hotels in the mountains are cheaper around $100 if you decide you want to rent a room for a few days to get away from the crowd.

Finally, the stock more affordable offerings that can help you save money on cruises, to use cruise comparison sites such as Travelocity, Cruisedirect, and Priceline. Check out the available offers and calculate what is the best deal of all.

Upon returning home you can dazzle your friends by having a good chinwag (a good chat), telling them all about this amazing land and its people and that’s dinki-di (good, true Australian).

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