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Down to Seven Days

Sorting the paperwork

overcast 22 °C

What a day!! With only seven days to go we've collected our tickets from the lovely Jo at Flight Centre. We needed a fair sized shopping bag to carry them away. We've spent the afternoon going through all the vouchers and tickets and dates and times and it looks like it will all hang together without problems.

We also contacted DVA and CentreLink to advise them that we'd be overseas for the three months.

I was reminded of a couple who went overseas and found that when they tried to use their credit card the transaction was rejected. They tried again and were told the card had been blocked. They hadn't informed the card company that they would be in Hong Kong. The credit card company was alerted to what they assumed was an unauthorised transaction and blocked the card. Took the shine off their first overseas trip and cost them a few days to get it sorted.

So today I spent a few hours informing my credit card company where we'd be and when. It would be nice to be able to point them to my Travel Map here at TravellersPoint :-)

I also found out that different classes of ticket on different airline flights have different baggage weight limits. Some are very generous but that's not much help when you're travelling with five different carriers. Looks like 20 Kg is the limit. It is proving difficult to pack for the cold climate for three months and stay within that.

Finally, for today, I'd like to comment on the extensive and thorough set of documentation provided by the people at Cartan Tours. Indications are that out train, coach and Fairmont hotel trip from Vancouver to Toronto will be the highlight of the trip. Check out Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont Banff Springs and the Fairmont Royal York.

Am I getting excited ?? YOU BET !!

Posted by greynomadm 18:04 Archived in Australia Tagged pre-departure

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