Edward Deards

Edward Deards

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    If I hire a car to drive on Kangaroo Island, do I need to arrange off-road insurance or something?

    Thanks Bruce. I'll make sure I any necessary insurance then. Fortunately I'm an Aussie with sufficient experience driving gravel roads in Tassie - but in my own car! over 7 years ago

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    Flying to London from Australia on a British passport. Have ticket and passport - anything else required?

    As an Australian you can come on a Visit visa, which is granted on entry. It permits you to stay for a maximum of 6 months, however you are not permitted to work or claim benefits. You only need a visa if you're intending to move her permanently, work, or stay beyond 6 months. over 7 years ago

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    Little walks to break up a drive.

    Thanks Courtney - great couple of suggestions. almost 9 years ago

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    Little walks to break up a drive.

    I had considered Strathgordon, but the problem is that going there would add about 100km to the Hobart to Strahan leg, since there's no onward route through Strathgordon. Given she's not into civil engineering I also applied a slight negative weighting to Gordon Dam! Good suggestion on the Pancake Parlour, I'll see if I can tweak the driving plan. almost 9 years ago

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    What are some great cocktail bars in London?

    I can recommend Be@One in Balham (http://www.beatone.co.uk). It's a cozy little place with a bit of character. It is a chain unfortunately, but from what I can tell it's naturally grown up from one store and been a bit of a success. I'm sure all the instances of this bar are equally enjoyable. The Balham one is pretty busy on a Friday/Saturday night, as it's not a long walk to other Balham nightspots and a short tube or bus journey from Clapham. almost 9 years ago

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    What is an affordable place to stay in the city centre?

    I've stayed at the Hostel in Caulaincourt Square http://www.caulaincourt.com/ a few times. It's in a beautiful part of the city - up near Montmartre. I could happily spend more weeks in that area just lazing in cafes and buying food from the markets. The hostel can be fun, depending entirely on the people staying there. I've had one very good experience there - impromptu parties in the foyer - and one fairly restrained experience where there were simply no remotely talkative people anywhere. It's practical, pretty cheap, and fairly close to the centre of Paris. almost 9 years ago

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    What are some good things to do during winter in London?

    Depending upon the prevailing level of miserablness with the weather, there are lots of things to do. December through February you can go ice-skating at any number of outdoor rinks that pop up all over the place in nice locations. Right next to the Tower of London for example or in Canary Wharf and Hyde Park. Many art galleries and museums in London are free - making for a warm cultural day that's cheap - especially if its raining. As a consequence of this country being generally miserable, the general density of pubs is pretty high. If nothing else, there's usually a football match on to watch in a warm pub. almost 9 years ago

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    What's the best and easiest way to get from Heathrow Airport to Fulham?

    "Best" in situation depends on what you value most - time or cost. If you want to get there fastest, and money isn't a concern, then get the Heathrow Express train, which will take you to Paddington. This leaves every 15 minutes and gets you into central london very fast, but it does cost something like £25. From Paddington you'd then need to take the tube - using the District Line (the green one) heading towards Wimbledon. If you can't get one directly to Wimbledon from Paddington quickly, grab any southbound District Line tube and change at Earl's Court for a Wimbledon bound train and get off at Fulham Broadway. If you don't mind taking a long time to get there and want to save money, you'd be best taking the Piccadily line from Heathrow - this tube line will take you to Earl's Court where - as above - you can catch a Wimbledon bound District Line train and get off at Fulham Broadway. almost 9 years ago