• April 2015 Journey - Spotlight on Australia

    #5 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:10:18 PM

     

    Hi Sherry, I keep trying to steer people away from visiting over Christmas and New Year … unless they are visiting family, of course! Shoulder seasons are much more reliable and pleasant for travelling … IMHO. Summer in the Centre can be brutal. It is a dry desert, after all. Why anyone would actually choose to visit there in the worst travel season is beyond me. The prime time to visit the outback is July/August. But you only have a little more than a week to see a couple of icons spread over a large and disparate region. That's hard to do in anyone's language. That's why I usually suggest Autumn or Spring. And as you say, with the co-operation of the weather gods, April can be delightful. Glad you had a great visit. Cheers, Jan


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  • August 10 Grand Family Safari

    #5 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:08:04 PM

     

    Thanks Natasha, We will see you in Amsterdam Friday morning!( we're coming in on a Detroit flight) Safe travels to you! P


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  • Packing for Nepal and India

    #4 Posted : Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:46:56 PM

     

    Thanks for the tips on clothing. It was most helpful. Also thanks for the advice on traveling in country. I've travel in Tibet and Africa and I have a sense of what you are talking about and will be prepared.


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