A Class Transport while Travelling in Sydney

On a recent trip of mine to Sydney I was fortunate enough to treat myself to a luxury limo hire service. For a bloke that loves fishing and getting dirty out on the open waters, a limo service was not something that I had ever been interested in before.

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A friend of mine had insisted that I try it out. He said that once I did I would find it hard to travel by any other means. Ha! What would he know. Right? Well I was in for a shock.

I booked a limousine pickup and transfer service from the airport to my hotel, and really all I was expecting an over priced taxi service. However when I stepped off my plane and made my way outside of the airport I was greeted by my driver holding a sign with my name. Haha. This is what it feels like to be one of those people.

My driver was very well dressed and very polite. But he also had a friendliness that made him easy to talk with. He took my baggage for me and walked us to his immaculate limousine. A modern Chrysler 300C with leather interior which looked like it had just been driven off the showroom floor.

Inside was quite impressive and had a fresh scent. I was not used to travelling like this at all. I was thinking there would be scuff marks and bad smells from previous passengers. I was highly impressed.

As I was chauffeured to my hotel I felt like a real celebrity. The windows were a really nice dark tint but I could still see out. However as we drove past I could see people trying to look in. They probably thought I was a TV star or someone important.

So ok, it did feel great. The service I received was unreal. I really felt special and it was much more than I expected. It was so enjoyable that I actually had fun! There was no taxi ride that has ever come close. My friend was right. I think I may have to book a limo ride a bit more often from now on.

Jet Ski Fun on the Water

Have you ever ridden a Jet Ski before? If so then you will know the exhilaration that can be experienced from the large horse power engine. The thrill is just incredible. There is not much else that beats it! If I could compare it to anything it would be like riding a high power motorcycle only you are on the water. If you haven’t you need to organise a ride for yourself.

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Out of all the places that I could have experienced this, I ended up riding my first jet ski in Thailand while on holidays. If you have ever traveled to this exotic destination then you will appreciate where I am coming from. The place has so many beautiful beaches and everything is so cheap in comparison to my home country. Coming from Australia the exchange rate is great so its easy to spend lots.

Jet ski rental is massive over there and my mates and I decided to give it a go. I think it ended up costing us about $50 Australian for 30 mins. At first we thought this would be too short but you can really give it a good crack in this time.

So there we were. Out on our jet skis and just going nuts. Giving it full throttle and sharp turns to generate huge sprays. You need to be careful if there is any chop in the water from other jet skis of boats as when you are going that fast it can get bumpy when you hit the chop. We even got some pretty cool air time!

Now I live close to the water and am thinking about getting my own jet ski. They are just so much fun. I know that rental costs here in Australia would be way more expensive than in Thailand so am thinking just to get my own to have it available anytime I choose. Oh well better start saving those pennies. I am thinking about $5000 should cover it. For a second hand one of course. I mean while I am still new to the sport of jet ski riding there is no point going all out. New ones cost as much as $20,000 – $30,000+. But I suppose when you consider the fact that they have to endure salt water covering them and going all through the mechanical parts its understandable.

How about you? Have you ridden a jet ski before? Let me know about your jet ski experience or tell me when you plan on riding a jet ski. Will it be on  Thailand or other exotic location holiday? Well till next time. Have fun!