Through STA I've booked:
- Three nights in Los Angeles (Hollywood area ... oh plus a pick-up from the airport)
- One night in Nadi (Fiji)
- Two nights in Auckland (New Zealand)
- Two nights in Sidney (Australia)
- Two nights in Tokyo (Japan)
All for the small sum of £202.00 ... pretty good value I think, for around £20.00 per night in all those (mostly capital) cities.
When I got home I also reserved:
- Four nights in Toronto (Canada)
- Two nights in Anchorage (Alaska)
That means that with my volunteer work in Cambodia (21 nights) and my Alaskan Wonder trip (14 nights) I have booked, or pre-booked, 51 nights accommodation ... which, considering one of my main aims is to keep my trip as open as possible, is quite enough.
However, when I spoke to STA today they did have a great deal on a hotel in Tokyo; the Shinjuku Washington Hotel looks stunning and, considering it's in one of the most expensive countries in the world (and it's in the capital of that country) you would expect it to cost the earth for a night. But at only £89.00 for a night I am really tempted to stay there before flying to Singapore ... but this is a whole day's budget (and abit more) blown on one night ... plus its only a hotel, and there are hundreds all over the world that are grand (basically I could do this another time) ... I will have to think about this.Speaking of Japan I was going to book my 'Japanese rail pass' today but alas, I have to wait a maximum of three months before I visit the country to apply (so I will have to wait until August).
Well there's not alot left to do now; I need to take some photocopies of important documents but apart from that it's all plain sailing now ... he says.