Welcome to 2017.
Another year ahead. A year older and a year closer to retirement but I am not there yet. So I will still need to fit my holidays into the few weeks leave I get per year.
So how will I make the best use of the time? Do I go long haul for a couple of weeks or shorter haul for a week?
I have already decided on one trip in January. Long haul for a short time!
Yes, I have been before and had such an enjoyable time I am going again.
Thankfully my holidays start at the airport so I consider even such a long haul fun. I hope I will still feel this when I arrive.
I am flying Thai Airways; London to Bangkok and then with about a 2 hour break in the airport I take the connecting flight to Sydney so I lose 2 days on the outward journey.
I’m not sure where I am going to stay. I’ve booked a cancelled one hotel as I was able to get a better price for the same place a few weeks later. I am looking at other hotels and I am not sure whether it is best to book directly with the hotel or through my American Express Travel Service. I can get better deals if I book a non-refundable tariff but I do not want to do that and commit.
I think I will do this closer to the time unless prices have skyrocketed.
What to do
The last time I visited I used the ferries and visited all around the harbour
I am keen to go back to some places like Manly and explore a bit more. It has also been suggested that I should visit the Blue Mountains. I came across a newspaper article recently recommending them as well but I am not sure whether I should make a day trip or stay overnight. This might affect whether I book a full week’s accommodation in Sydney or not.
So much planning, but so little time!!
2017 here I come.