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by ozchick
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy St Paddy's Day
Replies: 2
Views: 4715

Happy St Paddy's Day

Ah yes, life's too short not to be Irish!
"Did your mother come from Ireland, lah lah lah...."
by ozchick
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sleeping tabs for long-haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 8463

I stay up for 24 to 30 hours before the flight and then 2 t 3 hours out from Japan/HK across the pacific, I go to sleep for 8 hours (12-14 flight). When I arrive in O'Hara, I'm already reprogrammed and the biological clock has been reset. I never have jet lag. Been doing that for almost 30 years an...
by ozchick
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Sleeping tabs for long-haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 8463

Sleeping tabs for long-haul flights

I only ever tried it once, with one pill. It didn't work. But a colleague reckons that to save her stopping-over on the trip from Europe to Oz, she orders a vegetarion meal so she gets her food first, then takes 1 sleeping tabs and a glass of red wine and if that doesn't work takes another one a lit...
by ozchick
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 2:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shipping to Australia. Any info?
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

Thanks k1w1. I've found an English company that seems to have unusually good customer service and lots of information, at last! But yeah the idea of boxes only might be the safest bet. I actually sent a box home today with Deutsche Post. 30 kilos for 69 Euros. That's not bad at all!
by ozchick
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shipping to Australia. Any info?
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

To help with custom clearance it is worth doing a relatively detailed packing list to makemit clearnthatbitems are used, personal effects. Thanks "Vxx". Can't work out if it's good idea if things are used personal effects or not. Presume it's bad cos I may have walked my shoes through e.g...
by ozchick
Sun, 13 Mar 2011 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shipping to Australia. Any info?
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

Ozchick 4. Fumigation as required by OZ custom another cost usually using bromide.another cost 6. Once it arrives in OZ, the appointed local agent will contact you and clear it for you from Bio security to your home. This involves cost too. 7. Lastly insurance, I suggest you get it from OZ if there...
by ozchick
Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Shipping to Australia. Any info?
Replies: 7
Views: 7383

Shipping to Australia. Any info?

Aghhhh! Anyone up with shipping terminology, especially with regard to shipping to AustraliaI'm lost on all this. I've had lots of quotes to get my approx 2 cubic metres of personal effects home from De. One quote from local Cologne company said merely that it would cost 40 Euros to collect it then ...
by ozchick
Sat, 29 Jan 2011 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doing the 'Egypt thing'. Any advice?
Replies: 36
Views: 17097

It looks quite lively in Egypt at the minute, with a potential Tunisia style change of Government. Maybe keep an eye whats going on in the next couple of weeks before booking a holiday. Yeah you're not wrong Barnsley! I was about to make booking , pay deposit, and then I started seeing all that unr...
by ozchick
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Happy Australia Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1382

Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day all!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbsfupH8 ... re=related
Thinking of all the Aussies dealing with the flood issues now...not a pretty picture.....difficult times for so many.....
by ozchick
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doing the 'Egypt thing'. Any advice?
Replies: 36
Views: 17097

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:My kids still talk about our trip inside the pyramid, 10 years later. Don't miss the opportunity if can help it. Also, we took a day trip to Alexandria. Fascinating. Well worth it.

Gotcha MHB and thanks! :)
by ozchick
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doing the 'Egypt thing'. Any advice?
Replies: 36
Views: 17097

Thanks JR8 and frostingz, much appreciated. Still haven't booked anything but have all the info at hand now. So many discrepancies between companies and options etc, trying not to get burnt here! :wink:
by ozchick
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doing the 'Egypt thing'. Any advice?
Replies: 36
Views: 17097

frostingz wrote:Alrightie...here goes! :)


Thank you frostingz! That's exactly what I need! MUCH appreciated!

And JR8, haven't heard this before but can imagine the scenario you describe! Thanks SO much for this, gonna get the VISA before I go!
by ozchick
Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What is this fruit?
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Re: What is this fruit?

beenthere wrote:Saw this in Chinatown ... Took a picture .... Can anyone shed some light?

Image


OMG! :o
by ozchick
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: I could probably 'hack' your Facebook account. Be afraid.
Replies: 75
Views: 22918

longstebe wrote:I'm a miserable bastard, I don't have a FB account.

You ain't missing anything! Good for photo-sharing though....
by ozchick
Sun, 16 Jan 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doing the 'Egypt thing'. Any advice?
Replies: 36
Views: 17097

nakatago wrote:try sending frostingz here in the forums a message; she did egypt just very recently.


Will do N and thanks!

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