Category Archives: Australia

Avoiding regrets

Sometimes you don’t feel like doing something when you have the opportunity. Should you do it anyway? Last time I was in Sydney (in 2005), I skipped the chance to see The Polar Express at the Darling Harbour IMAX, which … Continue reading

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Missing out

When you travel, you typically need to spend money. Taking time off a job also means less money coming in, a double hit. When you travel internationally over a birthday, you also miss out on some birthday benefits back home. … Continue reading

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The important things

I arrived at Sydney Airport 3 hours before my flight. Since I had to check out of my hotel by 11am, I might as well go to the airport instead of walking around town with my luggage. Maybe I could … Continue reading

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A birthday holiday

When I was planning this trip over 7 months ago, I knew I was going to spend a birthday alone and away from home. I’m good with that. I decided to be in Sydney, as it is one of my … Continue reading

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Things I haven’t done that I used to do

So far on this trip, I have not used a hotel pool, though half of them have not had one available. Nor have I used an ice machine, though only the most recent hotel might even have one. Maybe the … Continue reading

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Three for three

Then 1/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 2/3, 1/3. You like numbers? Good, or too bad. Three cities, three hotels, all in the Hilton chain. Here’s a quick summary of the most important features. Hilton Auckland: upgrade to Relaxation Suite, no … Continue reading

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