My husband and I are planning to spend a week in Sardinia in June 2023. Would Cagliari be a good base for the journey? We get pleasure from historical past, native delicacies and the seaside/pool.
G. Hobson, Williamstown Vic
Cagliari has lots to supply however there are extra enjoyable locations to remain, particularly alongside the west coast. Alghero is one in every of the island’s hottest vacationer resorts, a fairly, Spanish-influenced city with a treasury of historic structure. One of the highlights is Neptune’s Grotto, the place the sea has gnawed phantasmagorical caves from the limestone cliffs. From right here you possibly can simply drive to Porto Cervo, the foremost city for the Costa Smeralda, a favorite summer season playground for the extremely rich. Just a little additional north, Caprera Island is a wild and delightful nature reserve with beautiful seashores cradled inside U-shaped inlets. In June you are forward of the crowds and the climate ought to be nearly heat sufficient for swimming in the sea.
If you need one thing quieter and extra genuine, simply to the south is Bosa, a pastel-coloured city with cobblestoned squares dominated by the hilltop Castell Malaspina, a twelfth century citadel. Located halfway between Alghero and Oristano, Bosa is a good base for exploring each.
In October 2023 my spouse and I are celebrating her birthday with our youngsters and companions in the Dordogne. We’re taking a look at reserving lodging round Sarlat, considering 8-10 adults. Any recommendation re lodging, automotive rent and journey from Paris to Sarlat?
E. Beck, Surrey Hills Vic
Take a take a look at Oliver’s Travels (oliverstravels.com), which specialises in upmarket European villas. Searching the Sarlat area I’m seeing half a dozen properties that might fit your group and I feel you would be completely pleased with one thing like Le Prieure Esperance. However, the Chateau de Cardou, simply a little to the west close to Bergerac, may very well be a contender if you happen to want extra room, and you do not have to fret about the neighbours on the 150 hectare property.
For automotive rent, strive Rentalcars.com (rentalcars.com), they all the time appear to trace down a higher deal than I may even as a loyal buyer of automotive rental operators.
What you may do is take a prepare from Paris to Bordeaux and decide up a rent automotive from there. The quickest trains from Paris Montparnasse take simply over two hours. Limoges (3 hours 20 by prepare) is nearer to your vacation spot, however the alternative of car-hire operators is smaller.
I plan to spend two nights in Bright in May, any strategies on what to see on the drive from Melbourne and likewise actions in and round Bright?
L. Bee, Hughesdale Vic
You can drive from Melbourne to Bright in about 3½ hours and en route you may cross near Beechworth, a beautiful city with many good-looking reminders of the gold-rush days. Today, awake and reinvigorated, Beechworth is a treasure, nearly half its buildings categorized by the National Trust. Just a quick drive to the north, the Rutherglen wineries are dwelling to a few of our most interesting makers of fortified wines. There’s a great driving route from Mount Bright to Omeo through Falls Creek and again through Dinner Plain. You’re additionally near Mount Buffalo, one in every of Australia’s oldest nationwide parks.
Will our telephone apps work if we purchase native SIMS in Bali? The PeduliLindungi app requires a telephone quantity to create an account, how would we try this earlier than buying a SIM and new quantity at Ngurah Rai airport? On arrival we want to have the ability to obtain PCR outcomes through this app — would a new SIM and quantity trigger issues?
C. Chapman, Orange NSW
As lengthy as you may have a SIM card in your telephone that provides you knowledge your apps will keep lively. According to the web site of Wonderful Indonesia (indonesia.travel) and confirmed on the Jetstar web site, all international nationals should present a vaccine certificates, a destructive PCR take a look at outcome taken inside 48 hours previous to departure and the PeduliLindungi contact tracing app downloaded to their telephone. The app is easy to obtain so do it earlier than you permit. To activate it requires a verification code which will probably be despatched through WhatsApp to your Australian quantity. If you go to “Settings” after which “Account” on WhatsApp, you’ll be able to change your quantity if you happen to swap SIM playing cards in Bali. You ought to obtain a affirmation of your PCR take a look at through a PDF file which might be obtainable in your smartphone. Take a screenshot in your telephone and to be on the protected aspect, get a printed copy as effectively.
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