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RTW: Step Four!

17 Jul
Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne

Hello Melbourne!

BOOKED BOOKED BOOKED! I’ll be arriving in Australia November 30th, 2012! Exciting stuff.

Yes, I realize I skipped a step. Step three is booking return flights to Bali, Indonesia from either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. I’m still trying to figure that one out, so I moved on to STEP FOUR! Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne is an important flight, which I can’t leave last minute. It can also be a really expensive one, so when I saw a great promo price, I excitedly got out my credit card and started to input away. Eight tries later, my booking finally went through! It was a bit of a hassle, but the rate was worth it.

Oy vey. My credit card bill is going to be outrageous this month…

Flying into Melbourne is a bit of a surprise. Stefanie and I were originally thinking we’d fly into Cairns and then work our way down the East Coast to Melbourne with a pit stop in Ayers Rock. The whole Ayers Rock expedition throws the whole route off, as you can see in the map below. Flights were also much more affordable to Melbourne than Cairns, despite the longer distance. So, I thought… why not just do a loop? I am no stranger to the travel loop! In fact, I’ve done loops for all of my travels. This is mostly because I book round trip in and out of the same airport. The Aussie loop will allow us to travel through South Australia as well. In total, I’ll be exploring 4 out of 6 Australian states and both territories. I’m not going to Western Australia, despite hearing how absolutely beautiful it is. Oops! I just don’t have the time, nor funds! Tear.Map of Australia with States

More good news on its way! Stay tuned.

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6 Responses to “RTW: Step Four!”

  1. dulcetdevotion July 23, 2012 at 12:52 AM #

    SUPER like. Australia is my favourite place on Earth. Have a blast!

    • MelissaToandFro July 23, 2012 at 1:03 AM #

      Thanks dulcetdevotion! Feel free to share some advice and tips! I could sure use it 🙂

  2. Brad Carter July 23, 2012 at 11:40 AM #

    Better to book now then get stranded and waste time.

    • MelissaToandFro July 23, 2012 at 4:18 PM #

      You also can’t beat the early booking deals out there right now! Our flight from KL to MEL only cost $170!

  3. Jessie Jackson July 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM #

    So excited for you guys! Maybe I will get to meet you somewhere along the way!! I will keep you posted 🙂

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