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    Sydney Australia
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    I hate to point out the obvious: Travel =P
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    Let me try a few before I decide

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  1. You don't have to take legal action but you can use the consumer affairs protection to lodge a complaint. I have had success with the NSW version for complaints I have had in the past so they are pretty effective. I don't know if there is an ombudsman for cruise lines. There is an obudsman for Travel Agencies but I don't think that covers cruise lines. As for terms and conditions they cannot contradict the laws under the consumer commision so if you are denied boarding it would be worth lodging a complaint.
  2. I was like that then someone suggested I download a geography quiz app. I was skeptical but I played it about once a day and it has completely improved my geography knowledge. I now always play the advance level🤗.
  3. First off are you sure the website you purchsed from is an Australian based online company? Just because they have "au" in the domain name does not guarantee it being based in Australia. Here are the laws pretaining to misleading pricing: False or misleading claims "It makes no difference whether the business intended to mislead you or not. If the overall impression left by a business’s advertisement, promotion, quotation, statement or other representation creates a misleading impression in your mind—such as to the price, value or the quality of any goods and services—then the behaviour is likely to breach the law." Price Displays "Businesses may also mislead consumers about prices if they: represent that an advertised price is the total price that you will have to pay when it is not." I am assuming you are from WA based on your name so if you do get asked to pay more you might want to check this website out: Consumer Protection WA
  4. Reminded me of this story: New Mexico Resident's ID Temporarily Rejected as 'Foreign' By D.C. Clerk Years ago I heard domestic flights would reject driver licences from the "District of Columbia" because they thought it was a foreign country😝. My favourite was was talking to a fellow Aussie who was telling me about how she spends most of her travelling returning to the island of Bali. I made a passing comment of her passport being full of Indonesian Visas (this was back when you still got a visa in your passport at the airport). She gave me this weird look and asked "why would I have an Indonesian visa?" I said "you told me you visit Bali" her response "what has Bali got to do with Indonesia?"😳😂.
  5. Free concerts doesn't mean the artist is not getting paid it just means the source of payment is coming from somewhere else and just because the venue is not charging tickets doesn't mean they are not getting money via other sales. Somewhere someone is always making money because at the end of the day a concert is not just a person on stage singing, it is the audio technicians, lighting crew and the people who haul the equipment. These people have to get paid too, their not vouluteering their time. As for the ticketing industry this is a pretty good not too overly complicated explanation of how it works: How the ticket industry works That is unfair characterisation of muscians. They are trying to make a living in an unstable industry. Today they maybe famous tommorrow they could be nothing, so they have to be able to monetize their work and the fact is todays music industry there is far less money that goes to muscians than ever before so most of them can't afford to be giving music and concerts for free.
  6. Don't forget that the ticketing companies add a lot of fees to the ticket that the artist has no control over. Next time you go into iTunes go to Account ->View My Account and under Apple ID Summary look for Payment Information. It will show if you have any linked credit cards. As for royalties artists get next to nothing from download royalties. The money is in licensing which most artists apart from your Beyoncés and Taylor Swifts have no control over.
  7. Luxury! Try a rolled up newspaper in a sewer pipe with nothing to eat but road gravel😂
  8. I always assumed private islands were uninhabited. I guess they must not be leasing the whole island in this case.
  9. Unfortunately ship lights can obscure a lot of bioluminescence but also your eyes need to adjust to be able to see bioluminescence and again the ship lights stop this from happening. Unless you get lucky and hit a big mass of Noctiluca Scintillans chances are you won't be able to spot much from the ship, not to mention most bioluminescenent creatures live deep in the ocean and rarely come to the surface.
  10. I have seen people lock their carry on, it is not that unusual. But you have to have the right bag that can be locked in the first place. I keep my carry on under my seat because I constantly need access to it so it became too much of a hassle to keep it in the overhead lockers.
  11. They will do what all loyalty programs do and make it more difficult to achieve whatever rewards in the program. That will lower the numbers.
  12. Someone once told me they put a sticker on the windshield to remind them which side of the road to drive on. I personally use the rule of the driver should be sitting close to the middle of the road though driving in St Thomas that rule went out the window😆.
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