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Ages ago we decided to stop using ebay and PayPal and new 2019 policy reinforces our decision. It is entertaining observing many corporation's moving to offer Paypal payment method as the next best thing when there is no way in hell we would consider using PayPal. From our experience Paypal is more expensive for everyone involved and they complicate while adding additional cost to resolving any issues which may arise after a transaction has taken place.

Qantas Sydney to Brisbane return Sydney

Recently flew Qantas from Sydney to Brisbane on QF 528 and back to Sydney on QF 549. Both aircraft servicing these flights were newer Boeing 737 with the aircraft on the return leg configured internally with the "sky interior".

We arrived at the terminal with not much time to spare due to slow traffic traveling in from home on a raining Friday and we briefly visited the Qantas frequent flyer lounge in Sydney using our status as we were flying economy.

Qantas QF756

Our return flight on Qantas QF756 commenced enjoying time with our traveling partners in the excellent Qantas lounge in Adelaide Airport. This lounge has plenty of room and is new and well appointed and each time we have visited this lounge has been good.

QF 756 is a Boeing 737 and we were all flying economy for this short flight, usually less than 2 hours in the air.

Atura Adelaide Airport

The last night of our trip across the Nullarbor and back before returning to Sydney we again stayed at the Atura Adelaide Airport. Our stay here at the start of our trip was great and this stay was also good. We had dinner in the Atura restaurant with two other family members who are living in Adelaide and although expensive for a hotel meal the evening was pleasant.

Westland Hotel Motel Whyalla

We only had time for one night in Whyalla and as it turns out the Westland Hotel Motel was a great choice for us. The rooms are a little tired but are clean and spacious for motel rooms. The attached hotel with restaurant is very convenient and there is a shopping center at the back of the hotel.

Meals both for both dinner and breakfast in the hotel were great and the overall atmosphere here was welcoming and pleasant. We all enjoyed our stay at the Westland Hotel Motel Whyalla

Hilton Motel Port Lincoln

We had one overnight stay at the Hilton Motel Port Lincoln on our trip back from Esperance to Adelaide. The Hilton Motel Port Lincoln is in a great location with plenty of hotels and restaurants within easy walking distance.

The rooms are modern and clean with plenty of space this property was a great choice for our stay.

The evening of our stay we walked along the waterfront and found a Thai restaurant which we all enjoyed and the following morning we had breakfast at a cafe located not far from where we had dinner the previous evening.

Border Village Nullarbor SA 5690

We drove right past the Eucla Hotel on our return trip and stopped at Border Village. This BP road house and accommodation is located on the South Australian side of the border with Western Australia with the Western Australian quarantine checkpoint meters down the road.

We had a small studio cabin each and were located steps away from the bar and restaurant were we had dinner that night.

Nothing flash but clean and neat this would be our recommendation of accommodation in this area.

Fraser Range Station

We stopped over night at Fraser Range Station on our trip across to Esperance and again on out trip back to Adelaide. We booked and stayed in accommodation called Darby's and had the same 2 both nights.

On our trip over we had dinner prepared by the station the choice that night was Chicken Parmigiana. On the trip back we still had food left over from our time in Esperance so we used the bbq area and prepared our own plus the choice that night was lamb and one of us did not eat lamb..

Esperance Beachfront Resort

Esperance Beachfront Resort 19 The Esplanade, Esperance WA 6450 was a great choice for our four night stay in Esperance Western Australia. Our one bedroom apartments with kitchen were great for self catering while it is only a short walk to hotels and restaurants in the town center and along the waterfront. we used the outdoor bbq several mornings for breakfast. Location is also great with the waterfront right across the street out front.