G’day my Antipodean friends and good to see you’re able to celebrate it publicly.
Which no doubt Smutley, Brownie, PC, Roscoe, Brad et al will mean getting shitfaced.
I had booked me a seat and a bed (which were pretty much the same thing) on a ten-day Topdeck bus trip to Bavaria.
But innocent abroad that I was I neither knew that Earl’s Court in London was an Aussie enclave nor that Top Deck was an Aussie firm.
Aussies in Aberdeen
Forward fast three months and the Hilton district of Aberdeen was also an Aussie enclave.
When Smutley and Brownie turned up and asked to stay for the weekend…. and stayed for a year.
And they brought their pals too much to the pleasure of the female student population of Scotland’s Granite City.
Now Aussies show us the way when it comes to travelling and Topdeck know what’s most important to them.
That it’s cheap and cheerful, and my two Oktoberfest trips at just £84 were the best value holidays I have ever purchased.
Now knowing that you’ll want to get back out on the road when all this virus eases up Topdeck have you covered.
Of course we can’t jump in a Topdeck machine to go back and get 1985 prices but they are offering 25% off.
Spirit of Europe is an 11-country, 24-day odyssey starting and ending in London coming in from £2,193 down from £2,924.
You’ll see England, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Netherlands.
All roads lead to Japan this year with the Olympics, or at least this one road we hope.
Japan Highlights is a 12-day tour leaving and returning to Tokyo, down from £3,278 to £2,485.50.
While if India is more your thang… Namaste India is a ten-day trip, starting and finishing in New Delhi, down from £1,429 to £1,071.75.
And if you should ask the whereabouts of the person you first meet on the bus and he says he’s from Perth…
Then it’s Perth, WA, not Perth, Scotland… ‘and we’re all from Australia or New Zealand, mate.’
Happy Australia Day, mates.
And while we’re here a rousing call to arms from the original Aussie singing superstars The Seekers and I Am Australian.
And tell me too your fave Aussie bands and singers.