Booking cheap flights and running away!
Mel and I were randomly chatting over a cuppa two evenings ago as we often do and talk about the most absurd things and indulge in the girliest gossip, when suddenly joking about taking a weekend getaway became serious. We wondered why we never do it? I will be needing my precious leave days these year for the holiday etc and plans to see more of Asia, but we live in amazing country. It's really not difficult to take a cheap flight across Australia and experience something quite different. Beaches, caves, oceans, mountains, cities etc etc.
We save all year prob after 2 years of planning, to take a week off for a holiday faraway. But if we need to get away, we can do it right here really!
The convo started with Mel's friend who is visiting from Singapore, complaining about how the country is so small they can't get away from the city without leaving the country altogether and Malaysia and Indonesia is really very different. We're still in Oz. So...
Then we decided to take a leap and just go for it! Probably from Fri 22 Feb to the following Tuesday we'll go somewhere. I'm looking at cheap flights on Wego Australia, namely Sydney to Darwin on Wego Australia and it looks really good, just $60 for the cheapest flight. That's nothing bru! Flying Sydney to Melbourne is about $110 which is okay for a domestic airfare. We could do that.
Looked up Darwin and conveniently there is a 3-day guide on Australia.com. Litchfield National Park is looking quite inviting. I doubt I wanna do much hiking on a short weekend but some bathing in those waters, would be perfect for a weekend.
We were thinking budget accommodation at first but now I think maybe we should indulge a little. After all we tend to spend loads more on shopping when we head out to town here... so if we cut down for the weeks surrounding the take off, then we should be good to spend a little more on a hotel. Spa and massage most welcome Ooh and a fancy hotel bar. We won't need to sneak in lol. It would be an epic holiday just in Australia. Just a short getaway to refresh us.
Quite excited now! Mel has her own websites that she prefers and prob looking at hostel booking online to score those hottie traveller boys knowing her lol. European boys set her in a flurry. I am feeling a little more adult though. Prob gonna book our flights online and do all the quick check-in deal so we can max our time in Darwin. We have another coffee date this evening then prob booking before the end of the week so can clinch the good deal.
Wego has holiday rentals too now and some of them look mind-blowing! You can check them out here. Bloody hell the balcony view on the Gold Coast villas for rent.... We should get some friends together for this. Or manipulate a hot man into spoiling me... that would be pretty perfect too ;p
Only down side is.. how do I live in Australia and not have houses like that?? I could use that everyday! Get riiiccchhh quickkk