Archive for August, 2011

Big City Apartment Search

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Now that the flights for the the Europe/New York trip are all booked the next step is to find places to stay. We have already booked hotels in Budapest and Berlin. For New York, London and Paris we’d like to find apartments to stay in, and hopefully cut down the accommodation costs. New York is proving to be very difficult to find something nice and at a reasonable price. I really like this site AirBNB.com. But so far we haven’t found any we agree on. As a back up I already have a booking at the guesthouse in Chelsea where I have stayed before. We will be in New York over New Year’s Eve, so it’s important we book quickly for that busy period.

This loft in SoHo would be very nice!

Europe for Christmas – Flight Change

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Last Friday British Airways published a flight deal for Christmas that was much better than the Finnair deal we bought in June. So I rang Helsinki and had our flight cancelled and popped another fare on my credit card. This is also means a slight change in the itinerary. This is now the routing:

Melbourne – Sydney – London – Budapest (stop) – Berlin (stop) – London – New York (stop) – London (stop) – Paris (stop) – London – Sydney – Melbourne

There’s a lot of London’s in there, but we only actually stop there once. I know it looks like a lot of flying but it’s actually only 5 stops and will be done over one month. It’s exhausting looking at all those flights though. Now it’s time to start working out where we’ll actually stay in all those places!

This is the British Airways 747 sitting at Sydney airport waiting to take off.