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Top 10 things - so far.....

These will probably change to top 15

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Top 10 things done so far
1 Diving at the Reef
2 Abseiling Waitomo
3 Climbing Franz Joeasph Glacier
4 Flying from Milford to Queenstown in a lickle biddy plane
5 Helicopter ride over Niagra
6 Ballooning at Alice Springs
7 Canadian Rockies (in Particular Lake Louise and Spirit Island)
8 Kings Canyon Rim Walk
9 Sydney bridge Climb
10 McDonnald ranges - Alice Springs

Top 15 Chill/ hangout out places
1 Central Park - New York
2 Granville Island - Vancouver
3 Stanley Park - Vancouver
4 Fraser Island
5 Melbourne- Riverside , Belgain Beer garden (St Kilda Road), narrow street cafe bars,
6 Darling Harbour - Sydney
7 Byron Bay
8 Mollolo - Fiji
9 South Bank - Brisbane
10 Lake Louise - Banff
11 Pier 39 - San Francisco...... not Grimsby
12 Newbury Street - Boston
13 Whitsunday Islands
14 Freemantle - Perth
15 St Kilda - Melbourne (especially on sundays)

Top 10 Shopping
1 Hong Kong
2 New York
3 Melbourne
4 Montreal
5 Sydney
6 Toronto
7 San Francisco
8 Calgary
9 Vancouver
10 Boston

4 places to Avoid
1 Seattle USA - Dull, except the pigs
2 Taupo NZ - dull, ( go straight to Wellington)
3 Manjimup Oz - Bling, Bling, Bling, Bling, Bling, Bling, Bling , Bling, Bling ( Banjo Territory)
4 Hamilton NZ - Dull (but go to the caves, just head for Rotorua afterwards)

10 important things in my backpack
1 My journal, with out it i'd be buggered.
2 My Credit card - Thank You Nationwide for not charging for transactions - shame on you Halifax
3 My Merrels- best walking shoes ever
4 Teabags- You can't survive on crap tea
5 My camera
6 My shades
7 My stubby cooler
8 After bite- liquid ammonia -strong stuff
9 Packing tape- for all kinds of uses
10 Aloe vera- its amazing where you get chapped!

5 mistakes made whilst touring
1 Bringing too much clothing- Ended sending some back.
2 Not booking the china trip in UK. - Thinking it will be cheaper and easier in HK. (still stuck there.)
3 Booking 3 nights in Taupo - What was in thinking.
4 Not staying longer in Vancouver, Fiji, Fraser island,
5 Staying longtime in Hong Kong- (yes i"m still here and if i'm asked if i want a fake rolex again!)

7 Freebies
1 Bus around Stanley Park - Vancouver
2 Tram in Calgary Central
3 Te Papa Museum - Wellington
4 BBQs all over Australia
5 Swimming Pools down the Australia East Coast
6 Tourist trams around melbourne
7 Nothing in New York and if it was, you'd still have to pay a tip.

Posted by I Langley 18:15 Tagged tips_and_tricks

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Merrel walking shoes?!? Is this the same footwear that reduced you to a dribbling, blister covered wreck on our little jaunt over the Wolds the other year? Please tell me you got a better pair?

by marinergy

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