PLEASED TO MEET YOU

Sunday Herald Sun - Escape - - YOUR VIEW -

When on guided tours over­seas, I take a photo of the des­ig­nated pre­ar­ranged meet­ing place. If I need help to find it, I show the snap to a lo­cal and ask for di­rec­tions. Re­ally helps if you don’t speak the lo­cal lan­guage very well. MAU­REEN LYSAGHT

STAMP-ED OUT

Some years back while vis­it­ing a small vil­lage in Ire­land with only a small, one-roomed post of­fice way out of town, we went in to buy some stamps. Four of us bought our stamps to be told, “you’ve bought all my stamps”. We put them on our cards and handed them to the postmaster, who then told us we needed to post them out­side, so we did – only to see his hand through the post slot catch­ing our let­ters. MAR­LENE SHORT

SOFTEN UP

When one’s bed is too hard, take the doona out of the cover and place it un­der your bot­tom sheet. Ask at re­cep­tion for an­other doona or blan­ket to place on top of you. This gives you also a top sheet which many older Aussies are used to. Also, be­cause I am not tall, I have used the dry tow­els from the bath­room and pre­fer this to a syn­thetic-filled doona. ERIL ARUNDELL

STOR­AGE SORTED

On many re­turn trips to Mel­bourne from ei­ther South or Cen­tral Amer­ica, most flight con­nec­tions go via Los An­ge­les, ar­riv­ing in the morn­ing and leav­ing around 11pm, al­low­ing a full day of sight­see­ing. But LAX air­port does not have on-site lug­gage stor­age. We there­fore use the ser­vices of LAX

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