In the last blog post, I stated what we will be doing (and when), during our Europe/Asia trip next month. As we are still uncertain on what exactly we’re doing, we will keep this blog post updated as we confirm plans and flights. We will continue updating this as much as we can until the take-off date. Plans may still change after we leave. Watch this space!
UPDATE (16 May 2013): With constant negotiation with my travel buddy over the past few days since the last update, we’ve decided to give plans for Phuket/Koh Samui a higher priority than Hong Kong. The main reason simply being that it’ll cost us way too much to visit Hong Kong, compared to Phuket or Koh Samui.
The reason why we wanted to go to Hong Kong in the first place was to buy cheap electronics (and the like) over there, and to spend almost $400 on flights when we’re only going to stay there for three or four nights was pointless in our minds. Accommodation wasn’t cheap either. I mean, $400 just for flights is a lot for us considering our budget, and it’s $400 that could be spent on other things while in Thailand or Europe.
As I’ve said plenty of times before, I’ll keep Hong Kong an option until we further review our budget. And if somehow, we have enough funds to play around with (or if cheap flights come about), then we’ll head to Hong Kong. But at the moment, it seems unlikely once again.
Secondly, we’ve crossed out a visit to Athens, Greece because we haven’t heard anything from our friends who were planning in heading there in early-August. This might change, however, because there’s three months until August and anything can happen until then. But as a precautionary, we have no plans heading to Greece.
Okay, our itinerary is almost done and dusted, and it might seem that we aren’t heading to many countries. Yeah, I thought that as well. But hey, it’s quality over quantity, right? It’s what you do in those countries that counts! Anyway, after we decide on whether to go to Phuket/Koh Samui, Hong Kong or Vietnam, this post will be updated with further detail on what we are going to do in each country. Stay tuned!
Draft of the itinerary and older updates are after the break (edited as updates come in).
After months upon months of planning and constant checking for cheap flights, we have finally booked our main flights! Yep, the dates are now set in stone and we are ready to go!
So far, we’ve got this confirmed. The take-off date is June 20, and the trip will last a total of 67-days, so we will be returning in August 26. We will also be visiting the following countries. Singapore, Thailand, Italy and Belgium. But the planning hasn’t finished just yet and we’re still at the drawing board on the lookout for more countries to visit.
It’s been over a month since our last ‘Europe 2013’ post so I thought I’d give you a little update on what’s happening.
Planning for the June 2013 Europe trip is still underway (if you’re wondering) and our budget has allowed us to add new cities into our itinerary! Wonderful!
As most Australian travellers would know, buying flights out of Australia are inflated as heck. It breaks the bank. Buying a separate flight to Asia and then flying into Europe with another airline could possibly cut your airfare costs in half. As we are flying into Asia anyway, we thought, why not make a holiday out of it?! So the plan is - in the first week (and a bit) of our trip, we will be touching down in Cambodia & Thailand (and maybe Singapore as well). Phew! Almost three countries in seven-or-so days. We ain’t messing around that’s for sure!
“Love at First Sight” - Chevrolet Camaro SS 5G 6.2L V8 #chevrolet #camaro #iphonegraphy (at Autobarn Epping)
“New Kid on the Block” - Red Bull Racing Australia Holden VE Commodore V8 Supercar (Casey Stoner) #holden #commodore #v8sc @v8supercars (at Albert Park Circuit | Formula 1)
The 2013 Formula One Grand Prix season kicked off at Albert Park and it was full of surprises. From the rare suspension of qualifying due to rain to the surprise Raikonen win goes to show that anything can happen. The weekend also saw the V8 Supercars, Porsche Carrera Cup, the celebration of 60 years of the Grand Prix in Australia, and many more..
PHOTOS (102 photos hosted on Flickr)
VIDEOS (1 video hosted on YouTube)
- The Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills presents The 5th Annual Dandenong Valley All Holden Street Car Show (Sunday, April 7 2013) (event page)
Future Entertainment dished out a huge lineup for their annual Future Music Festival this year in front of more than 100,000 fans Australia-wide, which included Avicii, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, The Prodigy (and many more) at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne was one of the places to be to experience the event.
VIDEOS (4 hosted on YouTube)
Upcoming Events (music related):
- Dada Life presents Dada Lands, No Rules but the Rules of Dada at Billboard the Venue, Melbourne (24 April 2013)
- Tomorrowland Music Festival at Boom, Belgium (26-28 July 2013)
The team at Auto Euphoria have organised a cruise which saw a heap of custom/modified cars cruise from Lynbrook to South Mebourne, then again to Hoppers Crossing. A perfect mix of beastly cars, nice looking women, blue skies and sunshine all counted to an overall relaxing afternoon out.
PHOTOS (66 photos hosted on Flickr)
VIDEOS (3 videos hosted on YouTube)
I’ll be taking a break from car shows & cruises for the remainder for the month, because I’ll be BUSY BUSY BUSY with other stuff!
- Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne (14-17 March 2013)
- The Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills presents The 5th Annual Dandenong Valley All Holden Street Car Show (Sunday, April 7 2013)