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Forum: Asia
Jul 29, 19, 11:48 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By calbear2005

Or just use cash. I had trouble setting up my...

Or just use cash. I had trouble setting up my credit card via Grab, so I opted for the cash option, which works out well especially for their food delivery service. When ordering delivery, it often...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
Posted By calbear2005

If you're landing in Auckland, you can pick up a...

If you're landing in Auckland, you can pick up a data-only SIM card from Spark as you walk through the duty-free area (5 gb for ~$30 USD).
I've never flown to MEL, but if it's anything like SYD,...
Forum: Asia
Jun 20, 19, 9:43 am
Replies: 395
Views: 56,842
Posted By calbear2005

Why not take a bus? It's a whole lot cheaper....

Why not take a bus? It's a whole lot cheaper. I've used Easybook in the past to get from KL to Singapore.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By calbear2005

Yes, all car rentals in NZ come with a standard...

Yes, all car rentals in NZ come with a standard amount of excess and you can reduce it to zero. For example, all Apex car rentals have a $2000 excess that comes standard and you can reduce it to $0...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By calbear2005

Correct, excess = deductible in the US. So "zero...

Correct, excess = deductible in the US. So "zero excess" is essentially "zero deductible," i.e. if you have zero excess and get in an accident, you pay no deductible for your rental damage and...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By calbear2005

Around the whole of South Island in a week? How...

Around the whole of South Island in a week? How much were you driving each day? I did Te Anau to Christchurch up the west coast and through Arthur's Pass in 2 weeks and felt rushed.
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By calbear2005

You could go straight to Queenstown and stay in...

You could go straight to Queenstown and stay in the area for 3 days before heading back to Auckland, but yea, it's a quick turnaround. However, I think it would be worth it.

I've only been to...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By calbear2005

What are your interests? Do you have to be in the...

What are your interests? Do you have to be in the North Island (I'm guessing "yes" because of the rugby match)?
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By calbear2005

That is way too much driving; you're on the road...

That is way too much driving; you're on the road nearly every day.

For two weeks, and if you must go to the North Island for the Bay of Islands, I would do something like 10-11 days in the south...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By calbear2005

I used Apex. Booked online with zero excess. A...

I used Apex. Booked online with zero excess. A shuttle picks you up at the airport (but you need to call) or you can walk the 5 minutes to the off-site location (which I did instead).
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By calbear2005

With 4 nights (I take this to mean 3 full days),...

With 4 nights (I take this to mean 3 full days), stick to Queenstown and maybe a day trip to Wanaka or Milford Sound (plan your travel wisely as you will undoubtedly spend more time than you think...
Replies: 64
Views: 3,230
Posted By calbear2005

I did a 14-day South Island trip in a Toyota...

I did a 14-day South Island trip in a Toyota Corolla hatchback. I was able to get most places and only drove on paved roads. Like Hornetcoach said, even some non-paved roads may be off-limits in an...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,113
Posted By calbear2005

For 5 days, basing yourself in Queenstown sounds...

For 5 days, basing yourself in Queenstown sounds good. I didn't do any extreme sports while I was there as there was plenty of hikes with great views within Queenstown or a few hours drive away...
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By calbear2005

Gotcha. I interpreted your second paragraph as...

Gotcha. I interpreted your second paragraph as you've been to Australia many times and each time to Melbourne.

I have no input on Australia, but I would suggest spending a bit more time in the...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By calbear2005

Hooker Valley Track is the one walk I didn't get...

Hooker Valley Track is the one walk I didn't get to do that I wish I had. Supposedly great "bang for your buck" (ie very little energy output for fantastic views).
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By calbear2005

Have you been to Auckland before? If you have and...

Have you been to Auckland before? If you have and liked it, then I guess 7 days there is your personal preference. If you haven't, I would say 7 days is way way way too long in Auckland. I would...
Forum: Asia
Mar 15, 19, 3:41 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By calbear2005

I think the answer is also highly dependent on...

I think the answer is also highly dependent on how much time the OP has. If they need to squeeze in Halong Bay, do the day trip. If they have more time, do a 2/1 to avoid feeling rushed.
Forum: Asia
Mar 13, 19, 10:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By calbear2005

Do a 2 days/1 night trip, staying overnight...

Do a 2 days/1 night trip, staying overnight either on a junk (which will include tours) or at a nearby hotel and book the tours separately.
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By calbear2005

I may be a little late to this thread, but I...

I may be a little late to this thread, but I would do:
Day 1: Arrive in ZQN, immediately drive to Te Anau; overnight in Te Anau
Day 2: Drive to Milford Sound and check out different spots along the...
Forum: Asia
Dec 23, 18, 6:14 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By calbear2005

Vietnam and credit cards

Just a quick question: how widely accepted are credit cards in Hanoi and Hoi An?

Thanks.
Forum: Trip Reports
Dec 4, 18, 1:19 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,185
Posted By calbear2005

Norwegian Parliament, actually....

Norwegian Parliament, actually. "Storting"
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By calbear2005

I would highly recommend driving, but if you're...

I would highly recommend driving, but if you're insistent that you don't want to drive, I would still start out in Queenstown for 3-4 days so that you can take a guided tour of Milford Sound and...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By calbear2005

On the same page with you with LOTR/GOT/DND...

On the same page with you with LOTR/GOT/DND stuff, but carrying on.....

With 10 days, I'd stick to the South Island. I can't really speak much for city life (I stayed in Auckland for a few days,...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By calbear2005

What are your interests? City life? Hiking? LOTR?

What are your interests? City life? Hiking? LOTR?
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By calbear2005

As CPMaverick said, there's almost no hassle in...

As CPMaverick said, there's almost no hassle in having a car in the South Island (even in a bigger city like Christchurch). I get not wanting to have a car if you think of it in terms of having a car...
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