18 days to go, my itinerary by Oliver and Siri

australia map3

Oliver and Siri (on his iPad mini) did some research about our travel destinations:

What is an itinerary?

According to http://www.thefreedictionary.com, an itinerary is “a route or proposed route of a journey”.

Here is where Mum and I are going:

London, England

london map3

  • Where is it: England is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and lies in North West Europe
  • Distance from Australia: 16,990 kms
  • Hours to get there (from Australia): 21-22 hours
  • Language/s spoken: British English
  • Currency and exchange rate: British pounds, £1 = $1.57 in Australian money
  • Size (relative to Australia): 130,395 km2; Australia is 7,692,024 km2, so England is less than 2% of the size of Australia
  • Population: 51 million people; Australia’s population is 22.3 million, so England has twice as many people in less than 2% of the area of Australia!
  • What I might eat: fish and chips

Aarhus, Denmark

denmark map3

  • Where is it: Denmark is one of the four Nordic countries and lies in Northern Europe
  • Distance from Australia: 16,160 kms
  • Language/s spoken: Danish (many people also speak English)
  • Currency and exchange rate: Danish krone, DKK1 = 18 cents in Australian money
  • Size (relative to Australia): 43,094 km2, so Denmark is less than 0.5% of the size of Australia
  • Population: 5.5 million people, so Denmark has 25% of the population of Australia but in only 0.5% of the area of Australia
  • What I might eat: Meatballs
Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands
netherlands map3
  • Where is it: The Netherlands is in Europe and borders Germany
  • Distance from Australia: 16,690 km
  • Language/s spoken: Dutch and English
  • Currency and exchange rate: Euros, €1 = $1.34 in Australian money
  • Size (relative to Australia): 41,543 km2, so The Netherlands is less than 0.5% of the size of Australia
  • Population: 16.6 million people, so The Netherlands has 75% of the population of Australia but in only 0.5% of the area of Australia!
  • What I might eat: Bread, cheese and ham

4 thoughts on “18 days to go, my itinerary by Oliver and Siri

    1. Amanda Barnier Post author

      Ha ha ha! That’s what Siri told us people eat in these countries. I know for a fact that fish and chips from a fish n chip shop in London is disgusting, so we might be choosing something different!

      Reply

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