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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #300 on: March 22, 2019, 02:02:51 pm »
Hello po. Meron po ba here based sa Sydney? Please PM me badly need your help po.

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #301 on: March 25, 2019, 09:41:36 am »
Day 5 (April 18 - Thursday)
Grounds of Alexandria - kainan ito
Luna Park - sa hapon mas maganda pumunta dito kasi open na mga rides
Sydney Harbour Bridge
 - medyo relax itong day 5 nyo since Luna PArk lang ang main attraction nyo and maliit lang ito
Day 6 (April 19-Friday)
Bondi Beach (doing the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk; mas okay ba from Bondi magstart or the reverse?)
Darling Harbour - marami maganda puntahan dito at malaki siya , may magandang playground dito , magandang mag walk, maraming resto at shops, then pwede nyo rin lakarin form there ang maritime museum na may malaking ship sa kabilang side naman andiyan ang Sydney zoo and aquarium, pwede naman picture picture lang , maganda rin magpicture sa may bridge na maraming flags, may CHinese garden din pero may entrance fee, ICC ok din
Day 6 nyo maraming lakarin naman :D



^mukhang mas malaki pa sis yung budget ko dapat  for food kesa sa airfare namin... haha :)

By the way, eto na yung final itinerary namin. Pacheck naman po if doable sya. Relaxed pace lang gusto namin as we are the types who want to linger and take our time. Okay ba yung pagkaka-group ko ng mga places? Need your inputs, please.

Day 1 (April 14 - Sunday)
Morning arrival at Sydney Airport
Check in at hotel (near Central Station)
(Any suggestion on where to get lunch?)
Hyde Park
St. Mary's Cathedral for 6PM mass
(Any suggestion on where to have dinner?)

Day 2 (April 15 - Monday)
Explore Newtown
Lunch in Mary's Newtown
Circular Quay
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House
Dinner at Hurricane's Grill

Day 3 (April 16 -Tuesday)
Blue Mountain - Echo Point Lookout
(not doing Scenic World, any other activity within the area we could do?)
Royal Botanic Gardens
Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Day 4 (April 17-Wednesday)
Featherdale
Sydney Fish Market

Day 5 (April 18 - Thursday)
Grounds of Alexandria
Luna Park
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Day 6 (April 19-Friday)
Bondi Beach (doing the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk; mas okay ba from Bondi magstart or the reverse?)
Darling Harbour
(Any resto nearby that we can try?)

Day 7 (April 20-Saturday)
Morning flight back to Manila

Any comments on the above itinerary are welcome. Thanks so much! :)

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #302 on: March 26, 2019, 10:32:38 am »
^Thanks for your comments, sis.

Mahabang lakaran ba yung Day 6 namin?  From Bondi sana kasi diretso kami sa SEA Life. Baka we'll shorten na lang yung coastal walk (Bondi to Bronte na lang if ever) para di mapagod then we'll proceed na to SEA Life after, If may energy pa, we'll check out the places in Darling Harbour that you mentioned. :)

By the way po, would you know saan may money exchange near Central? Baka lang kasi kulangin dala kong money. I have USDs with me aside from AUDs so I can exchange them when in Sydney na. Not sure if kakasya na AUD 2300 namin for 6 days (7th day will be flight out of Sydney so di ko na sya counted).

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« Reply #303 on: March 28, 2019, 01:29:59 pm »
^based sa google sis hehe 4.9km from bondi to coogee. mas ok nga siguro bronte lang, mas maiksi :)
Happy and Proud to be Mrs. MacKenzie =)

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #304 on: April 05, 2019, 09:54:43 am »
^^ sissy wala ako alam na money changer, pero for sure marami sa city since maraming tourist and foreign student  diyan. Don't forget to bring umbrella kasi naguulan na rin lately :D Pricey din pala ang bottled water kapag bibili sa labas nasa $3 600 ml lang, either bili kayo ng bulk sa supermarket $9-$12 24 pcs (coles/woolies), or refill sa hotel.
Anyway, have fun in Sydney!

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« Reply #305 on: April 05, 2019, 10:34:39 am »
^Thanks for your comments, sis.

Mahabang lakaran ba yung Day 6 namin?  From Bondi sana kasi diretso kami sa SEA Life. Baka we'll shorten na lang yung coastal walk (Bondi to Bronte na lang if ever) para di mapagod then we'll proceed na to SEA Life after, If may energy pa, we'll check out the places in Darling Harbour that you mentioned. :)

By the way po, would you know saan may money exchange near Central? Baka lang kasi kulangin dala kong money. I have USDs with me aside from AUDs so I can exchange them when in Sydney na. Not sure if kakasya na AUD 2300 namin for 6 days (7th day will be flight out of Sydney so di ko na sya counted).

If you're healthy anyway you can do the walk. The weather's getting cooler too. Sydney's cold weather is on the drier side, you will feel the cold and not get sweaty while walking. I was in Tokyo 2 weeks ago, it was cold but I was still sweating a lot.

Chinatown side of Darling Harbour (or should I say the UTS/Paddys Market side) has Steam Mill Lane. There are affordable restaurants and cafes on that side. I'm not sure if Banh' Mi (Vietnamese Pork Roll) is known in Manila but you can try Marrickville Pork Roll. One of the best in Sydney, considering Australia is considered as one of the best when it comes to Vietnamese and Thai food outside of their countries. Popular restaurants and cafes opened their branches sa Steam Mill Lane like Belles, Gyradikos, etc. You can just research if you can. Also the upper floor of Market City food court has nice restaurants too and sa 2nd floor is the food court. For other food courts, okay din naman but the questionable cleanliness of the toilet facilities. https://noodlies.com/2018/01/sydney-chinatown-5-food-courts/

For money exchange, I go to KVB Kunlun (Town Hall location) and We Exchange (Chinatown branches) if I travel out of Australia. Mas malaki ang exchange rates nila compared to banks and currency exchange places like Travelex but the wait is too long with KVB Kunlun but their rates are higher.

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #306 on: April 05, 2019, 01:40:22 pm »
^based sa google sis hehe 4.9km from bondi to coogee. mas ok nga siguro bronte lang, mas maiksi :)

Ang layo nga! :) Malamang hanggang Bronte Beach lang tatagal ang mga kasama ko (my kids hate long walks!) :)

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #307 on: April 05, 2019, 02:09:33 pm »
^^Sis @althea_ge: thanks! Noted on bringing umbrella and buying water from supermarket. Will be bringing din water bottles so we can just refill at the hotel. :) Excited na kami sis! Leaving Saturday next week na. :) Hopefully the weather cooperates at sana ay smooth ang flight and no delays para di masira ang aming itinerary... :) Thanks again.

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« Reply #308 on: April 05, 2019, 02:16:40 pm »
^^ hi, sis @ataypool!  I have been checking Accuweather and Australia's Bureau of Meteorology for weather updates these last 2 weeks! So happy to note na weather is getting cooler, at least masarapa mag lakad lakad ng hindi pinapawisan... fave namin ang cold weather :) Temp is said to be at 14 - 22 deg C as per my last check. Hopefully no rains. We'll be bringing umbrellas to be sure. But light jackets and coats lang no? It's autumn na in Sydney but I feel it is not as cold as the autumns in Japan and Korea. We will not bring thermals na or thick jackets. Worry ko na parang "overdressed" kami for the weather. ;)

Will check out the dinning places you have mentioned. Though I have listed a few na rin.

Thank you, thank you for all your inputs.  :)

We're excited for Sydney already! :)

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« Reply #309 on: April 05, 2019, 02:42:17 pm »
^ no padded jackets or thick coats yet. I still wear a skirt with a light coat and a short sleeved top. Don?t worry about getting overdressed or underdressed, no one cares anyway about what you wear here. Umbrellas are a necessity. Mahal kasi if you buy on the spot, cheapest between $10-$12. Have a great time next week!

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #310 on: April 07, 2019, 07:25:59 am »
Ive read na you can apply as early as one year sa intended travel date. Totoo ba?

And may nakapag try na ba na no ITR but may COE, Pay slip and bank cert naman?

Thank you!

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #311 on: April 09, 2019, 01:42:14 pm »
^^ thanks, sis ataypool! We are truly excited for our first Oz trip. Almost everything is laid out na but the packing part is what really stresses me out. It?s hard to decide what type of clothes to bring as the weather seems to be erratic these past days. Haha...

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« Reply #312 on: April 09, 2019, 01:47:30 pm »
^sis casablanca8, our family applied last January for our April trip. I asked around how early we can apply for visa and most of them say it is best to apply 2-3 months before your intended date of travel because you might be granted with single entry valid for 3 months only. Though we are lucky naman na multiple entry ang binigay sa amin ni hubby valid for 1 year while single entry valid for 6 moths sa 2 kids namin.

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« Reply #313 on: April 09, 2019, 02:08:17 pm »
^^ coats and jackets hindi pa kelangan sis. we were at the beach just this weekend :p

mainit pa rin naman now  even at night time. I'm in sydney :)

HTH
all sky :)

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« Reply #314 on: April 09, 2019, 03:01:54 pm »
^^kung sa NSW lang sis medyo mainit. last month nasa wollongong & shoalhaven heads kami naka-shorts lang ako & flipflop lalo na pag malapit sa beach. cardigan lang or manipis na jacket pag gabi :)
Happy and Proud to be Mrs. MacKenzie =)

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« Reply #315 on: April 09, 2019, 03:41:36 pm »
^ magdala na lang din kami ng shorts, sis avitot and sis rocky! Mag Bondi kasi kami, kala ko di na kami makapag shorts at medyo lumalamig na nga. Pwede pa naman pala. :) Bawasan ko na yung jackets ko, sayang ang luggage space... haha

Sana lang tumigil na yung madalas na pag ulan... :)

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« Reply #316 on: April 09, 2019, 06:05:44 pm »
^yes weather?s erratic. Kanina mainit, pag-uwi from work at night malamig hangin. Light layering clothes to be sure. Cebu Pacific ba kayo? I remembered last year flying back to Sydney na sobrang lamig maybe because the flight?s after midnight. Puro day flights nakukuha ko sa PAL, okay naman ang temperature nila.

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« Reply #317 on: April 10, 2019, 08:59:24 am »
^ Yes, sis! via Cebu Pac kami. Singapore Airlines dapat pero sibrang laki ng price diff and we are four travelling so very significant ang diff sa price talaga so I decided na Cebu Pac na lang. Hubby and the kids agreed naman. First time to travel with 5J on an 8-hour flight. Hoefully the flight will be uneventful. San no major delays whatsoever. Thanks for the heads up sis ataypool regarding the aircraft's cabin temp. We'll come prepared. :)

BTW, sa Sydney Airport Terminal 1 ba maraming bilihan ng food airside? Magbaon na lang siguro kami ng  food sa plane on our flight back to Manila.

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« Reply #318 on: April 10, 2019, 10:34:20 am »
^Yes sa airside ng Sydney International lots of food options. There's also a McDonalds and some retails shops and duty free shops sell drinks too so I buy my drinks from them before boarding. CebuPac food sucks. Bumibili ako sa airside or sa food court sa landside. Mas mahal ang presyo sa airside though. Coffee lang binibili ko sa CebuPac pag Sydney to Manila.

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Re: Australia Thread 4
« Reply #319 on: April 10, 2019, 12:24:50 pm »
^ Noted on that, sis! Good to know we have lots of options naman pala. :)
Thank you!

 


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