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    visiting NSW for a week

    I will be flying into Sydney the second week in december and am looking for some advice from NSW locals

    should I buy an "oyster card" for the trains and buses ? I have a few local train journeys to do and also a trip to wangaratta and back by train and could well be a bit of bus travel ?

    what would be the best pre-paid sim card with data ? fcuk telstra

    virgin or optus ? or are there better options ?

    are there any IT malls or similar near the central train station ? - I may have to wait 8 hours for a train after arrival and was thinking about buying a big battery for my note 2.

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    Fuck all that shit your only there for a week, get up the X and have a party.
    Then sleep it of during the day at Bondi beach

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    Lots of Newsagents /convenience stores in Eddy Av under Central Station who sell all kids of cards.
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    Rail passes from station there daily weekly all in or just train
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    George Street a main shopping Steet is only 100 m downhill left and westwards,there are many net cafes Asian stores selling electronics and sims/

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ma...ml%3B370%3B263
    Nearby Chiantown Sussex Street has lots of shops and Paddys Market
    If you want more upscale walk or bus/trai to Town Hal /Wynard where there istheQVC Queen Victora Centre this and the whoe CBD is barely a mile from Central.

    As cccc ssyas if only a few hours oto enjoy Sydney Id Take aferry to Manley and have seafood on the Corso
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    Optus.

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    PS Balders do you knw anything about bubonic plague reported from Madagascar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    PS Balders do you knw anything about bubonic plague reported from Madagascar?
    patient zero: a male living in the Soamahatamana village in the Tsiroanomandidy district in Madagascar. Since then the disease seems to have spread to other cities, including the capital Antananarivo
    yes - the 47 deaths are since august when there was an outbreak in a couple of central north villages

    there were worries about the capital's prison because of the rats - but throwing rubbish on the ground is not just a thai trait and now there have been 1 or 2 deaths in the capital.

    the 1 or 2 deaths have been in a very poor suburb of Antananarivo and the result was that all those from that suburb lost their jobs - and the relations of the dead are being blamed for it all when of course it is the standard incompetent thieving beauracrats who have stolen money that should have been spent on sanitation etc - standard 3rd world stupidity

    I do wonder if the reports of the insecticides not being as effective is because they have bought cheap chinese copies which are probably bulked out with dumped milk powder.

    overall it is no cause for concern - even the US has the plague

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    Make sure you take your best Chang sleeveless shirt in case you have to attend a formal occasion.

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    I use Amaysim...you can check their prices online, and they use the Optus network. I switched to them from Optus, and I think you'll find their prepaid deals (including data) are better value for money than Optus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    Optus.
    the optus $2 a day looks like the go

    unlimited calls and texts and 500 meg of data a day , and if you want another 500 meg another $2 though it all resets at midnight

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    Beware hi International costs on any such cheap plans

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    the data is there for any international calls/text ( via line , skype , viber etc ) as well as for being able to post snarky comments about the age and attractiveness off withnalls ovis paaartners

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    Here mate, find and compare the
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    I went with the 2 dollar a day option from optus

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    When you are in Wang, if you fancy a side trip you could head up to Yarrawonga/Mulwala. Couple of nice restos for a feed or you could spend a little time in the Ski club. Could also drop a line in the lake ,never know your luck.

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    ^I was staying up near Beechworth - I was only there for 3 nights

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