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How long are you spending in Tunisia and are you planning on travelling outside Tunis? I believe Tunisia is now re-awakening quite quickly on the tourism front.

Some of us are awake long before others :p.

Trip report from a trip in about 2013: Tunisia - Carthage, Romans and Vandals (and Doha to start).

We're just spending five nights/four full days there - should be enough to see the town and nearby Carthiginian ruins (what's left of them after the Romans destroyed Carthage).

Two days is plenty for Tunis - try to get out of town per the Trip Report. (As you indicate, the Carthaginian ruins are in fact mainly Roman Ruins, with Carthage mostly just a squashed layer underneath :( )
 

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Some of us are awake long before others :p.

Trip report from a trip in about 2013: Tunisia - Carthage, Romans and Vandals (and Doha to start).



Two days is plenty for Tunis - try to get out of town per the Trip Report. (As you indicate, the Carthaginian ruins are in fact mainly Roman Ruins, with Carthage mostly just a squashed layer underneath :( )

What time of the year was that? April-May? It looked to be spring and seemed like excellent time to go.
 

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You can get some decent coffee in Canada. I haven't done the east in detail for over 20 years, but DeVille Coffee at 1st St SW in Calgary and the Wild Flour Cafe in Banff are definite winners. There are numerous bakeries in Vancouver which have espresso machines and good coffee.

A bit of a write-up about Kelowna and some wineries here.

Check Canada in the trip report index here.
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Thanks for posting the links. Much appreciated.

Getting excited about tasting the wines in Kelowna. I loved aged whites so hope to see some there.

A relief about the coffee!
 

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Thanks for posting the links. Much appreciated.

Getting excited about tasting the wines in Kelowna. I loved aged whites so hope to see some there.

A relief about the coffee!

The views from the Kelowna wineries are rather nice. The region is also noted for Bordeaux blends - scope the word 'Meritage'. While originating in the US, the Kelowna Canadians are quite good users of it. I think it's one of the more cunning and original marketing tools to skirt around the frogs...
 

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.....This started when @juddles said to me that I ought to cease always moving while travelling and stop and settle into a place for a bit. Why don't I come to the fishing village in Chile where he is busy refurbishing his house?

My response was to first check that it wasn't the rum talking ;):D,....

Pardon me, who are you??
 

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I despise the use of this innocent forum by evil people to take advantage of.

My username has been seized by a bad person, who clearly intends to use same to camouflage an entry to gentle Chile for unfathomable but clearly extremely nefarious reasons.

It is of luck for me and the good people of this nation that due to my background I have excellent connections in the security business. To destroy whatever dastardly plan you had for this beautiful country, I have alerted them to your plot. They now know that meek “johnm”, the allegedly humble retired botanist, is no other than the “Plant Wanderer”, a cool and professional international peddler of biological misfortune.

It is no coincidence that this person has travelled to almost more nations than exist. There is some dark and dangerous master plan behind all that. Not just the planned 2019 havoc, but if you look at all the places that alias “johnm” has been to over the years, many are now in chaos and misfortune.

That can surely be no coincidence?

I will valiantly try to protect Chile. I will have to rise to the challenge, the battle. Be some sort of unrecognized 007. But here your evil will not prevail.

Now THAT is rum talking :)
 

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What time of the year was that? April-May? It looked to be spring and seemed like excellent time to go.

it was May 2012 (so long ago! :( ) I think it was one of my first trips on QR in business. They run (or ran) a tag flight from Doha to Tunis and onto Casablanca.
 

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UA J class MEL-LAX and return end of Feb early March. Hertz C class Benz to Canyon de Chelly for a few days riding in the AZ desert with a Navajo guide than back to LA for friends and galleries and shopping and Mexican eats. SQ J class MEL- SIN mid March to give a lecture and relax by the pool. MEL-MEX in June UA J class via IAH. MEL-MAD in Oct via TG J and SWISS for a drive in the Basque country. MAD-HKG-KIX on CX J class mid Oct for some wandering around the remote areas of Shikoku, the home to MEL, SQ J beginning of Nov.
 

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Three trips locked in and more in the planning stages,
3 night trip to Singapore in January.
3 night trip to Sydney in early March.
2 night trip to Hobart in late March.
Planned,
A weekend trip to Sydney for end of May.
A miss,
June I was looking to go to UK/Scotland but lack of funds has put that trip on the back burner for a year, might look at somewhere else close by for June instead.
 

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We have just booked a February trip to Bandar Seri Bagawan (Brunei). As there are no direct flights from Perth we have decided to go via Singapore and spend a couple of days in transit. We have 7 days in Bandar - which I understand might be excessive. However we are doing the trip mainly to catch up with some of my wifes cousins - most of whom she has never met.

As an extra we will get to fly a new airline for us - Royal Brunei on the ex Singapore leg.
 

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coughet/Singapore in a couple of weeks
US in September/October
Close to confirming Panama Canal cruise December/January
AMEX travel credit to be used for either a couple of days in Broome or back to Singapore
 
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Late Feb/Early March 2019 Shanghai/Hong Kong 6 nights
I’m taking my mother to visit my Brother and his wife in Shanghai with a quick break in a Hong Kong on the way home (they are expecting their first child in early Feb)

Late March 2019 Noumea 4 nights
Wedding anniversary trip

August 2019 Perth/Mandurah 7 nights
Family trip to visit my Father and his partner,my cousin and his wife are coming as well as they have never been to Perth before

December 2019 Hong Kong 6 nights
Boys trip for the races coincides with a mates 50th birthday

Monthly work trips to Sydney/Brisbane as well
 
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We have just booked a February trip to Bandar Seri Bagawan (Brunei). As there are no direct flights from Perth we have decided to go via Singapore and spend a couple of days in transit. We have 7 days in Bandar - which I understand might be excessive. However we are doing the trip mainly to catch up with some of my wifes cousins - most of whom she has never met.

As an extra we will get to fly a new airline for us - Royal Brunei on the ex Singapore leg.

That's a shame, I flew them direct back in erm.. 2009 maybe?
 

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UA J class MEL-LAX and return end of Feb early March. Hertz C class Benz to Canyon de Chelly for a few days riding in the AZ desert with a Navajo guide than back to LA for friends and galleries and shopping and Mexican eats. SQ J class MEL- SIN mid March to give a lecture and relax by the pool. MEL-MEX in June UA J class via IAH. MEL-MAD in Oct via TG J and SWISS for a drive in the Basque country. MAD-HKG-KIX on CX J class mid Oct for some wandering around the remote areas of Shikoku, the home to MEL, SQ J beginning of Nov.

That area around AZ is a truly amazing part of the world. If you can, try also head over the border to Utah towards Moab.
 

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Although born in Australia, I didn't grow up here and partner is new to the country.

2019 will therefore be a decent amount of AU tourism, trips to the following planned: Perth, Tasmania, kangaroo island and the Red Centre.

Also looking at a South Island NZ trip and a trip to either Japan OR Vietnam/Cambodia.

Nice looking trips that everyone else has!!very inspiring
 

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How things change, 6 months ago it was a trip to CN and JP in Feb and maybe a trip in the later part of the year.

6 months on now CN and JP, SG, NZ, SG, JP, SG, MY, HK, JP and maybe squeeze in US. There is already talk of what we will do in 2020. :eek: My 2019/20 goal was to cut back on travel.

I am starting to think that I may follow @TonyHancock and @JessicaTam and credit some if not all additional flights to BA and take a run at BA LTG.
 
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