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Brianr

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[quote=ANR]Check out the picture of this vset caught in a firestorm last week in the Blue Mountains. I would feel very safe in one of these.

https://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/story/6484754/le ...

It was a long time ago but occasionally I caught the morning 'Fish' to the city. It stopped at Redfern and huge numbers alighted and rushed across to the trains for the city. At the time I was working ...

I know it is the CEO's fault. At least from what I read. and the fact those in the US Congress will not provide support for trains. However in regard to meals, on the few occasions when I have flown w ...

I first took the Starlight from Emeryville to Seattle in 1997 and thought the dining was wonderful along with my trip on the Zephyr from Chicago to Emeryville in 1999. By the time in 2014 I took the S ...

Last year I travelled both ways on the Eurostar from Paris to London then a trip to Scotland and back and several day trips out of London (Bath, Winchester and Salisbury).  I was able to set up messag ...

When I have a flight from Singapore to Paris, changing at Munich, then Lufthansa changes the flight into Frankfurt instead of Munich and the travel agent tells me he has booked me Singapore-Frankfurt- ...

I avoid Travel Agents like the plague. Always have to tell them how to do their job and never used one without a stuff-up.

Posted 01 Aug 2019 12:08 in International Discussion by Brianr

In June 2014 I travelled by train from New York to Washington for 4 nights then on the Cardinal overnight to Chicago. After a night in Chicago, do not risk connecting the same day, I travelled by the  ...

Last September on the way home, I flew in and out of Paris but spent a month in London going to the Proms, I travelled on the Piccadilly line from South Kensington to St Pancras. It was peak hour but  ...

Posted 25 Jun 2019 05:56 in The Lounge by Brianr

I was a high school teacher (Geography and some Economics) from 1966 to 1991 when I took time off (part-time taught at TAFE) to do a post grad diploma in Library and Information Science and returned t ...

Posted 24 Jun 2019 17:35 in The Lounge by Brianr

My parents were typical of many people of that era (and many today). Dad was a commercial traveller, he had owned a grocer shop (his father raised the money to purchase when dad left the army at the e ...

Posted 23 Jun 2019 15:19 in The Lounge by Brianr

[quote=RTT_Rules]Brian,

In 1975 the PM and the govt was fired for poor performance and on a side note generating a bucket load of debt in a very short space of time, Kerr did the job he was paid to d ...

Posted 22 Jun 2019 18:34 in The Lounge by Brianr

Thank you, Valvegear. I could not have expressed it better.

Unlike some commentators here who were probably in nappies if actually born in 1975, I remember it well. being 31 at the time. I would hav ...

"[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]You mentioned if these other cities were anywhere else they'd have better PT.[/font] ...

"- Paris, Line 1, soon to be Line 4, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18"

Posted 26 May 2019 06:49 in The Lounge by Brianr

[quote=ANR]Getting back to the fed up election, it is interesting how the seat of Macquarie is still in the balance. There are reports that the sitting MP Susan Templeman from the ALP won all the boot ...

Posted 22 May 2019 06:31 in The Lounge by Brianr

I was 31 at the time and remember it vividly. I was ready to man the barricades but Whitlam was the one who told us to be calm. Labor had made so many much needed changes in society yet was opposed by ...

Posted 09 May 2019 08:54 in The Lounge by Brianr

[quote=justarider][quote]Meanwhile, across the Ditch, Jacinta (Ms. Popularity among the elite) Ardern wants Kiwis to become vegan:

[url=https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-08/new-zealand-proposes-emi ...

I am staying with my relatives who live in an apartment block in Chatswood which looks over the Oval and the terminating point for the metro. I have been surprised to see the metro trains testing all  ...

Posted 10 Apr 2019 05:18 in The Lounge by Brianr

[quote=Aaron][quote][quote]Why worry about bringing him to Christchurch for the trial? Either video link him or hold the trial in Auckland, it’s not as though they are differing jurisdictions.[/quot ...

Posted 07 Apr 2019 15:18 in Victoria by Brianr

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I do 95% of my overseas travel myself on the net. I do not trust agents, most are useless. The DB website is marvellous but while it gives information you need to go to ot ...

Posted 07 Apr 2019 07:36 in Victoria by Brianr

[quote=The Vinelander][quote][quote]Confirming schedules with the travel agent yesterday and getting to the $$ part of the trip, I was advised there will be buses for some part of the rail journey bet ...

Posted 05 Apr 2019 18:50 in The Lounge by Brianr

Brianr, and even then I would expect that such an appearance will be via video.
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Apparently the only suitable maximum security prison is in Auckland. It was shown on the news tonigh ...

I think you mean Austria rather than Switzerland. OBB run overnight trains to Germany, Italy and Switzerland. I need to research them as Vienna is a favourite city of mine.

I am not fond of Asia, now only stop over for 1 or 2 nights in Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong or (mainly) Dubai on the way to Europe.I cannot fly right through in one go.  I moved from Sydney to Dunedi ...

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