July – August Holiday Trip: Tokyo

The best way to avoid jet lag is to organise things in such a way that you arrive at your destination in the late afternoon or evening. That way you can drop into bed and sleep a full night to awake with your body clock re-set to the time zone in which you happen to find yourself.

I have to say straight away that I should have allowed at least one more day for Tokyo. Even with the above system one tends to get up late and by the time you have organised breakfast, come to grips with the local transport system, and conducted various financial transaction it is lunch time and you have already lost half a day.
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July – August Holiday Trip: Malpensa to Narita

Travelling from Northern Italy to Australia we find that Thai Airways is not only convenient and has an excellent service but has the natural advantage for us, and particularly Francesca, that it passes through Thailand.

Normally, when we are only away for a few days, we leave our car at one of the long term parking facilities near Malpensa. Two months of parking would be ridiculously expensive so we opted for a taxi from Lecco to take us to, and later collect us from, Malpensa. It should be added that we were travelling with about 25 kilos of luggage each due to the time we would be away and the many changes of season we expected to face. That is to say: rainy season in Japan and Thailand, winter in Southern Australia, hot and dry in Northern Australia and temperate at Brisbane in Southern Queensland. Fortunately Thai allows an extra 10 lilos of luggage for frequent flyers! We certainly would need it on our return trip.
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Hello world!

Welcome to my WordPress blog.

As a user of Joomla I wanted to try one of the alternative programs to see how it functioned. After a fair amount of research I decided to try WordPress.

So far I find WordPress an excellent system and relatively easy to use. Typically I have not read the user manual and there are a couple of issues I want to check.
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