October 1, 2022

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How should I spend a 27-hour layover in Bangkok?

We have a 27-hour layover in Bangkok in August, can we go away the airport and continue to be at a resort close by? A. Loe, Gladesville NSW

The closest lodge to the airport is the Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport resort. You can very easily walk there from the airport terminal and the resort has a 24-hour Flexi check-in plan. Shell out for one particular day’s stay and you get a home for 24 hours, no matter of examine-in time.

All site visitors need to have a Thailand Move [tp.consular.go.th] to enter the country. Furnished you are thoroughly vaccinated there is no quarantine necessity. Even so just one of the disorders of entry is evidence of COVID 19 insurance policies. No visa is necessary for Australian passport holders entering Thailand for tourism reasons.

A further choice would be to use the Louis Tavern Dayrooms Transit Resort, situated inside of the terminal. For the time you have accessible, the Novotel is a much better option because it has a lot more eating and leisure options, but the Thailand Go is not convenient for this sort of a short go to. There is a likelihood that the go will no for a longer period be expected by the time you journey in August and thus you could hold out to make a booking until eventually closer to that day.

We are a family of four organizing to invest 4 weeks in Norway future April. How extended should we expend in the Lofoten Islands? Also program to fly to Svalbard to practical experience freezing chilly. K. Meeve, Ringwood VIC

You can find sufficient to hold you occupied for a week. The Lofoten Archipelago in northern Norway arrives straight from the entire world ebook of icy wonders. A paradise for lovers of the terrific outside, its beautiful scenery includes fiords, snow-capped mountains that increase sheer from the sea and really small fishing villages. You will find a coastal explorer boat tour that requires you out along the fiords to take a look at the sea eagles of Trollfjord. Another sailing experience is the sluggish 20km vacation alongside the coast from Svolaer to Henningsvaer. Sea kayaking and guided fishing journeys are common and the archipelago’s connections with the Vikings are celebrated in the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg. You may possibly be fortunate ample to capture the Northern Lights, despite the fact that April is the tail conclusion of the key viewing season. Wrap up – Lofoten is chilly in April, with regular utmost temperature around 5°C, and a lot of rain. Svalbard averages involving -9°C and -16°C.

I have uncovered eSIM and this appears to be the very best and cheapest way to entry data even though travelling and keep your principal SIM only for unexpected emergency voice and SMS calls. You only need to have one particular cell cellphone! Your belief you should? D. Shepherd, Woodend VIC

I am travelling in Italy with two tech-savvy daughters, each are applying eSIMs and they assure me they are able to maintain their usual cellphone number active as perfectly as accessing data regionally via their eSIMs. The very best of equally worlds. To make this materialize you need to have a suitable cellular phone and both equally theirs are even though my older telephone is not, a actuality that provides them considerable pleasure.

The requirement to entire a Electronic Passenger Declaration (DPD) right before returning to Australia is genuinely worrying me. I never very own a smartphone and would not have entry to a pc. P. Mish, Hawthorn VIC

Although the Section of Dwelling Affairs web page claims “All travellers arriving by air into Australia really should (my italics) entire the DPD”, which theoretically permits you to return to Australia without having finishing a DPD, most airlines are insisting on a done DPD prior to you’re permitted to board a flight to Australia. The on the web model [dpd.homeaffairs.gov.au] is a lot easier to control than the application. If you never have a notebook or a smartphone your lodge could have a desktop personal computer you can use. In some nations these as New Zealand, community libraries have computers for use absolutely free of charge. Alternatively, you can purchase a next-hand smartphone for close to $100, and love the innumerable pleasures of publishing your travels to social media as perfectly as complying with the obligation to entire your DPD.

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