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Recent content by offshore171

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    China (COVID-19) Respiratory illness - Effect on Travel

    February arrivals into H.K. down an astonishing 99% https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-14/hong-kong-arrivals-set-to-plunge-99-in-february-on-virus-chart Look at that graph.
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    RTW to no-where in particular

    Can I ask what tool you used to create the map with waypoints in the first post?
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    We make another trip up to the glacier, this time for Rodelbahn. This is basically downhill sledding on a long high speed twisting course. Insanity. Steering is with a joystick between your knees and the brakes are your boots. One of the kids has an absolutely epic wipe out! But she...
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    Back from the glacier to the hotel for an afternoon swim, then dinner. Wine is Keringer "Massiv" an unusual blend of Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Ráthay and Cabernet Sauvignon. It's from the Neusiedlersee region near Vienna. 👍
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    Up top, is the border crossing between Austria and Germany. At 3000m. There's a restaurant. We're actually above the glacier here, so we need to catch another, smaller, cablecar down to it. This is the view down to the glacier area, about 400 vertical metres lower
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    Suggestions for a travel destination for September?

    Bermuda. September is the best month to visit. Qantas to JFK and a short AA or Delta flight from there.
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    The following day, it's a bit of an excursion. The Zugspitz Arena, is a circular valley at the base of the Zugspitz massif. Lermoos is on one side, Ehrwald on the other, and there's a few smaller villages around the circumference. A frequent and free bus service circulates the valley in both...
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    Changing flights to Hong Kong - Coronavirus

    I wonder if it’s worth trying the line that you have onward travel arrangements to the US and cannot enter HK for that reason?
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    Next morning it's up the mountain
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    We settle in for the first night's dinner. Accompanied by a Kellerei Cantina Terlan Lagrein, from South Tyrol http://www.cantina-terlano.com/en/wine/gries/2016/
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    Back to the trip report and we've checked in to the Hotel Post. Now a bit about the hotel. The Hotel Post is a traditional Tyrolean establishment offering full board (with 7 course dinners!), very large rooms, spectacular views across the valley to the Zugspitze Massif, amazing spa facilities...
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    First ski trips with the kids can be very exciting. My picks would be: Japan: Myoko Kogen. Myoko Snowsports is the best kids ski school in the world. Simple as that! See the tripadvisor reviews The village is also compact and walkable. Austria: Seefeld, Lech, Lermoos are 3 super options...
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    Cruising choices with an active Pandemic

    Holy smokes. I’d imagine it will take the cruise industry some time to recover from this. Coming off the back of all those well publicised norovirus breakouts, this will be the last straw for some.
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    Bonkers via Honkers - to Austria

    The hotel has an amazing indoor/outdoor pool. A swim is in order on the afternoon of our arrival. I notice a spectacular moon-rise over the Zugspitze, so dry off and grab the camera.
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    Cruising choices with an active Pandemic

    Now confirmed as airborne. Also, probably not the time for shared hotpot style dishes: https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/nine-members-of-the-same-family-test-positive-for-coronavirus-after-sharing-hotpot-and-barbecue-dinner/news-story/f3341b060dd0afc236e835efb6a9ad3b
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