Planes, trains or automobiles

Feb 03, 2011 No Comments by

Melbourne to Perth. It’s a long damn way to go. I debated extensively on how to go about it. First I was set on a tour that would take 10 days across the Nullabor Desert. It’s massive a 1100 kilometer stretch of land between South Australia and Western Australia. I thought it could be kinda cool, like my own version of the movie Australia. Minus Hugh Jackman. Sad………. Right, back on topic!

After conversing with my guide to the kangaroos and penguins, he suggested either the train or just flying. Ultimately he said it was pretty cool to see that big expanse of nothingness, for about an hour. Not for 6 days. So I looked into the train, more specifically the Indian Pacific Railway.

It’s almost like taking the Trans Siberian Railway, it’s super long and goes all the way from Sydney to Perth! But ultimately I decided to fly and get there fast, so that I could do some multiple day tours around Perth. I really wanted to get out and see the surrounding areas.

So we went by plane! JetStar to be specific, the cheapo branch of Quantas.

Let me be the first to tell you, when they give the option to upgrade to more legroom for $12, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TAKE IT! I kid you not, I have never been so cramped on a plane in my life. I flew JetStar from NZ over to OZ, but maybe I had happened across one of the bigger seats by accident. It is never a good since when I sit down, that my knees are touching the seat in front of me. And it’s a four hour flight from Melbourne. Now it was a super cheap flight and I’m happy for it, but pretty pretty please. Listen to Heather. Learn from my cheapness and upgrade. Your kneecaps will thank you.


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