It was 5.45 PM (17:45) 8th of October when we in in a rainy and cold Sydney Australia boarded the 787-8 budget product from Jetstar that would take us to Honolulu and land 6 AM and some change (06.00) the same day – we had to think twice on what day to book the place were we are staying for the next 10 days or more just don’t feel natural to have a 9 and a half hour flight and then land before you started your journey.
We were accepted entry into the USA with no problems as expected due to the ESTA Visa Waiver was approved more than 72 hours before departure. It’s a 14 US$ per person option that you can use if you are from certain countries please link below to learn more
At Gold Coast OOL airport – now waiting to board our flying bus that will take us to Hawaii via Sydney – so next blog will be about flying the budget airline Jetstar and the following will be from Honolulu
I have to admit I am not a fanatic when it comes to the environment because I believe that the temperature will fluctuate no matter what we do.
I am for attacking the environment discussion from another angle and that is plastic bags – these things will not destroy our planet (that’s the job of humankind) but they pollute the world in a way that I find disgusting because it’s government driven in most places – think of it – most countries are getting rid of plastic shopping bags in one way or another due to legislation and this all good I think – the problem imo is that now we need to buy specific plastic garbage bags instead because on the trash bin it says put your garbage in plastic bags before throwing them (Sweden) – this creates a catch 22 problem that can’t be solved until the changes the law or invention of a new way of throwing away trash appears – but this cost money and that’s not gonna happen for a while.
The part where I said that plastic bags won’t kill the planet comes back to that every piece of plastic that we incorrectly handles by just throwing it into nature will eventually end up back in our own stomachs after being broken down in one way or another.
I would like a system where the disposal process and gathering of garbage did not involve an extra plastic bag – that would end my need for disposable plastic garbage bags.
I know that bags are not the only product that can be made of plastic but baby steps- you can’t change everything at the same time. Change hurts even if it’s for the better that makes most people want to avoid it.
It’s allowed to fly a drone here in Aussie land as long as you play by the rules which are surprisingly straightforward and easy to understand and not hard to follow https://www.casa.gov.au/drones/rules
There is currently no registration needed but it’s on the horizon (pun intended)
So hopefully we can avoid any stupidity by following the regulations because this is still a great country to fly in.
I just realized that I quit my full time job on a Monday back in December 2018 and I have not looked back since.l – I miss some of my old colleagues though for the laughs and learnings. But wow that feeling – sorry old boss to mess up your Monday.
First of all the thing that probably would have killed me or made me sick was the stressfulness of working for an American company that is constantly watching it’s stock value – it’s different from any job I have had before but that said that’s the only job I really loved because of the freedom and on the same time pressure to perform. But the calm and clear thinking mind you get from not having to hate Monday’s every week is very refreshing. My mind and body loves it and I want more to be able to do this – feel free to reach out to me here if you want help and tips reaching your goal. I work as a consultant in many fields and have great experience in how to build a pile of money – it all comes down to you in the end how much you need.
We have also been traveling since 30th of December 2018 with mostly happy days – the traveling itself though can be a bit hard on you and it takes a few days to settle in and readjust
But to not rant too much life is life now and not needing to think of work 24/7 is a blessing that I truly wish more could have and had the guts to try if you fail you learn and move on – there is no better way of learn than to make errors.
I miss calculated my need for contacts completely and being used to just walk into any store that sells them in Asia and buy what I need – here in Australia it is not possible to do that without a current prescription
So I started of trying google for answers and as usual I end up with a lot of speculation and ideas on how to bypass the system and bullshit stories with no evidence just text.
How did it just take 30 minutes in the OPSM store? First I booked an appointment online and then showed up on time – what you need to be registered is your name of course and birthdate (not social security number) an address in Australia and a local phone number – your hotel or whatever you are staying in works and the number to that hotel is sufficient.
The Optometrist will tell you what the exam will cost at worst for me around 60 AUD but ended up at 34 due to that I had a pair of contacts with me to show what strength I need. The 90 contacts cost 101 AUD
Medicare – this is something some countries have agreed with Australia and as we did not have that we paid in cash and will try to claim it later when we get to Sweden in December