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Did nothing yesterday as was too tired from all the travelling and anyway needed to rest before hiring my 4x4 today. Didn’t even bother going in to the city as there was nothing much left of it to see anyway. The devastation is on a much larger scale than appeared to be indicated by any of the reports that I had seen on TV. I stayed in a B&B in one of the suburbs out
I arrived in Christchurch around 1.30 after having caught my connecting flight in Sydney. When you look at New Zealand on a map it looks quite close to Australia — almost like the way Ireland is close to England. What we forget however is the scale of both countries. The flight from Sydney to Christchurch took almost 3.5 hours. When I subsequently looked up the mileage between the two cities, I was surprise to find
Stopover in Singapore
It was only on my way out to the airport to catch my onward flight to Sydney that I passed by a cordoned off area of the city centre. It was then that the penny dropped. The Formula 1 Grand Prix circus was in town (for three days as it turned out) so that probably explained the high prices everywhere. My 4-star hotel had cost me about €280 for the night which is not cheap
Singapore is not cheap!
Singapore has a well deserved reputation as a shoppers' paradise but prices have clearly risen sharply since I was last here years ago. Being a typical man, I'm a bit of a gadget freak so I set off for Funan Mall which was located about a 20 minute taxi ride away. Although the taxi itself was cheap (just over $6 Singapore or approximately €3.5) I struggled to find a single bargain in a shopping mall
The joys of international travel
Connected through Heathrow yesterday, having flown in from Dublin on Aer Lingus. Despite there being three hours connecting time between the flights, my bag never reached the Qantas flight in time with result that I have to kill 24 hours in Singapore in the clothes that I'm wearing. I got 100 Singapore dollars straight away which was something I suppose but it barely coverd the cost of a cheap shirt and underwear in M&S. Also
First Mobile Post
Wow! The onward march of technology never ceases to amaze me. So I can blog away on my forthcoming RTW trip, I've just added a neat app to my Samsung Galaxy SII that will enable me to upload content directly from my phone to the TravelBug website. How cool is that?