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Recently Cricket’s Aunty posted “The most preferred airplane seat is…” showing just how picky we are when it comes to placing our bums on an airplane.
I hate to admit it, but for the last year my airplane seat strategy has been pretty specific:
Aisle seat - easy access to the loo. Never on the wing of a plane – too jumpy. Usually not near the front, but somewhere middle to back.
After a fluffy debate with a friend they convinced me to shake up my weird strategic seating. I opted for the window seat instead, notice how nobody chooses the middle seat? The added bonus to this seat, other than the view, is the lean. You know what I’m talking about. It makes sleeping on the plane a fraction more comfortable, you can just about scrump up into the fetal position, lean to your side of the plane and tuck into that thin blanket.
So fess up guys, whats your seating strategy? Would you break it on your next flight?
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The Orient Express in Byron Bay, Australia, sits just opposite the beach front, walk past the Byron Bay Hotel and it’s on the next corner. The Express can also be found if you look out for its showcase of red lanterns.
The service here is really what makes the place sell: staffs are accommodating, friendly and attend to your thirst and hunger needs immediately.
The layout is designed to offer you high-rise bench seating on the ‘balcony entrance’ for two persons on those warmer evenings. While the chunky wooden tables inside hold larger parties.
It has an easy going atmosphere with enough people bustling inside to give it some noise. There were constantly people finishing up and newbie’s arriving, while other restaurants looked vacant, you soon understand why this place is on the radar, it’s Thai/Chinese style grub!
The scrumptious duck pancakes as a starter can also be enjoyed as a main, or you can challenge yourself to the noodle menu and sample a much fuller duck course with noodles almost to the thickness of lasagne sheets coated in dark plum sauce, chunky vegetables and offerings of meat.
If you can’t finish your meal then take the rest home for tomorrow’s lunch. They will parcel it up in a Noodle Box and away you go.
Starters from $15 and Mains from $17. For more info check out this site
P.S. The soups were also highly recommended and worth a taster. Let me know what you sample next!
Have you been to the Orient Express in Byron Bay?
If you are looking for a second visa in Australia you could find yourself either working on a farm or fruit picking and from this you will be exposed to insects at a higher rate than ever before, one of these buggers will be the tick.
To aid you in your first few weeks of meeting these creatures may I personally warn you that these pests appear to be on the rise, for reasons to do with the weather shifting from high heat to wet conditions.
If you find one of these attached to you don’t run to your nearest counterpart and get them to rip it out with tweezers, as I did, this only encourages them to hold on tighter and release their venom. Instead, add Vaseline or Tea Tree Oil and the suckers gradually come out and fall off all alone.
Welcome to the countryside!
If you do freak out and rip the bugger off then a small, hard, pink lump will form, which you must add Tea Tree Oil to every day for 1-2 months, or at least until it disappears. The venom shouldn’t hurt you if it’s a black head. If it’s white then seek assistance medically immediately, these are the parasites that have been killing off cattle. They are small but very, very deadly.
They like warmth and moisture so be sure to double check your underarms, the nape of your neck/hair line and breast bone.
Why no one warned me of these or advised what to do if and when I found the tick is beyond me. Although another helper on the farm who has been almost everywhere with me since arriving didn’t have any hassle for the last 2 months on the farm, it seems to be mostly a case of bad luck.
So there you are, be prepared and be safe.