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  • Unique Sleeps Ilum Experience Home Hotel Buenos Aires | Expedia.com.au
    Kris McIntyre yTravelBlog Ms Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia Ilum Experience Home Hotel Sit out on the terrace Ilum Experience Home Hotel Enjoy city views from the roof top hot tub Ilum Experience Home Hotel Stay in stylish hotel rooms Ilum Experience Home Hotel Quality design and stunning interiors Ilum Experience Home Hotel Enjoy a drink in the sleek bar Ilum Experience Home Hotel Modern design at its best Ilum Experience

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  • Venice On A Plate - The City’s Food History | Expedia.com.au
    peel at Le Meneghina Antica Offelleria This 200 year old cafe on Via Cavour was the meeting place of 19th century freedom fighter Giuseppe Garibaldi and his followers And don t forget to sample the plethora of pastries flavoured with fragrant rosewater In addition as a result of years of Austrian dominance Venetians love festive food for example the Easter cake fugazza which contains cinnamon cloves ginger and almonds and can usually be found all year round Italian tapas Thought tapas were only on offer in Spain Think again Cicchetti are the Venetian alternative and every evening of the week you are likely to come across locals feasting on these tasty plates of food at their local bàcari wine bar And while the rest of Italy consumes pasta by the bucket load here in Venice polenta is the starch of choice and it forms an important part of the city s bar snacks it s usual to allow a crust to form at the base of saucepan when preparing polenta which is then salted cut into squares and topped with vegetables hard boiled egg meat and seafood to make cicchetti The offerings at La Cantina Cannaregio 3689 Campo San Felice are so special you might want to stay for dinner There isn t menu but it s easy to point at the oysters being shucked to order at the bar extensive counter of fresh fish and charcuterie selection Water water everywhere When you do come across pasta in Venice it is likely to be bigoli This thick spaghetti shape pasta is made with a special bronze press called a bigolaro and usually served alongside a sauce featuring duck veal or anchovies It differs from pasta found elsewhere as it is made with whole wheat flour a remnant of the days when this was the only flour imported into the city Being surrounded by water everything used to have to be brought to the city by boat until railway and vehicular bridges from the mainland to the island where built in 1846 Similarly dark bread is fairly common a legacy of World War II when white flour was a luxury The city s proximity to water has resulted in the fantastic Rialto fish market and you can sample its wares at Osteria Antico Dolo San Polo 778 Rialto a 14th century restaurant steeped in tradition Try bacala mantecato creamed dried cod and fish pasticcio a hearty baked pasta dish Wine bars No visit to Venice is complete until you have stood with the locals and slurped a glass of home grown wine Many of the city s historic wine bars are still thriving and they don t come much more historic than Do Mori San Polo 429 Rialto which is about to celebrate its 550th birthday Join traders from the nearby Rialto fish market as they order their first drink of the day usually around 11am or sample spicy cabernet from the nearby town of Pramaggiore and sweet golden moscato as

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  • Milan’s Coffee Culture | Expedia.com.au
    Milan in September coinciding with Fashion Week and they discover it s a cultural gem home to Leonardo da Vinci s Last Supper one of the best soccer teams in the world and a buzzing international fashion scene this northern Italian city has something for everyone It even has a cafe for everyone but first a word of warning The Milanese take their coffee very seriously and have a whole set of ordering and drinking rituals that might seem perplexing to an outsider To save face it s worth taking a quick crash course in coffee etiquette with our tips below Simple Straight Up Italians like their coffee simple and straight up especially after breakfast when a cappuccino latte or any milk based coffee is considered a no no Try the Local Specialty If you fancy something a little unusual order the region s speciality marocchino An upside down cappuccino it is served in a small glass that is sprinkled with cocoa powder before a layer of frothed milk is added followed by a shot of espresso For a punch caffè corretto is an espresso corrected with brandy or grappa and caffè freddo iced espresso is refreshing on a hot day Don t order your drink to go Traditionally Italians see their morning coffee as a pick me up and not something to linger over And as drinking coffee while standing at the bar is usually much cheaper than sitting down the whole affair is usually over in 30 seconds flat Take it Short Forget soup bowls masquerading as mugs Coffee is taken short even a doppio espresso double espresso or long black can prove to be too big a proposition for many Milanese Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t

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  • Taste Trail – Lima and Cusco’s Best Eats | Expedia.com.au
    wheezy 3365 metres above sea level while Lima is a lot easier on the lungs at 1 500 metres Head to ultra hip La 73 and order a plate of churros the sugar coated fried doughnuts are served with melted chocolate and dulce de leche a dentist s nightmare of condensed milk and caramelised sugar Anticuchos at Grimanesa Vargas Araujo Lima Who doesn t love barbecued meat on a stick This skewered street food snack usually consists of beef heart chunks that have been marinated in red wine vinegar garlic cumin and chillies before being grilled over a charcoal fire and served with boiled potatoes and a fiery sauce While there are places all over the city where you can pick up a few sticks the offerings at this Lima institution the chef has been honing her skills for the past 40 years are the stuff of legend It s traditional to end a meal of anticuchos with a plate of picarones a doughnut made with sweet potatoes and squash which is slathered in sugar syrup Well when in Lima Ceviche at Sonia Lima Zesty spicy raw fish gets another mention in our list and rightly so Peru s national dish reached an international audience after Anthony Bourdain made a pilgrimage to this middle of nowhere restaurant for his No Reservations food show Originating from the16th century when locals used passionfruit to cook the fish it was Spanish conquistadors who introduced limes into the mix The classic ceviche marinade of red onions native chillies and lime juice is also referred to as called leche de tigre or tiger s milk and sometimes includes yams for extra texture Situated next to the ocean owner Freddy catches fish daily for his wife to prepare It s worth the excursion Guinea pig at

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  • Staying Healthy While Overseas | Expedia.com.au
    home by making a list of all the wholefood markets and healthy restaurants in the area When you get the chance to cook meals for yourself take it Cooking makes healthy choices easier along with saving you a heap of money Wash your hands often Then wash them again Without sounding too obsessive get in the habit of washing your hands all the time before a meal after a meal and any time you think about it In busy cities where you re touching railings chairs and public transport it s super easy to pick up more germs than when at home Carry a packet of wipes and a tube of anti bacterial gel for those rare moments when no soap or sink is available Peel your fruits and vegetables When in doubt about the soil or water the local plants have been grown in it s wise to choose fresh fruits and vegetables that you can peel yourself Try bananas papayas avocados potatoes carrots cucumbers etc Avoid lettuce or anything with a skin you would normally eat such as tomatoes or capsicum If you re desperate or have a craving make sure you wash the skin in purified water before eating it Don t be too clean There is such a thing as being too hygienic We all need a little bacteria in our system to help build up a resistance Chances are the first time you travel overseas your body will go into a little shock and need to do some readjusting If you don t go overboard with cleanliness your body will build up a resistance so the next time you travel you ll find you don t become so affected by disease and infection Dare to get out of the bubble and get your hands a little dirty Get your move on Keep your body moving and choose to walk or ride a bike to destinations This will keep your heart beating circulation pumping and energy rising As they say energy creates energy and it can be all too easy to become inactive when we re relaxing on a holiday Staying active will keep you motivated and healthy so you can savour every moment of your journey Be sun savvy A bad sunburn can literally ruin your holiday not to mention cause severe heatstroke Yes I know while you re in some faraway exotic land it s tempting to lay by the pool sipping cocktails but be wise and wear a hat and loads of sunscreen It sounds like common sense but many of us forget to slip slop and slap Make applying sunscreen and putting on a hat part of your morning ritual and always carry a spare tube of sunscreen in your bag to reapply several times throughout the day Heal an upset belly Food poisoning or an upset stomach which happens as a result of eating food or water contaminated by E coli is one of the most common concerns when travelling abroad

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  • 5 reasons Bali is one of the hottest destinations for families right now | Expedia.com.au
    everywhere and they ll love the extra attention being showered on them by the warm Balinese Value for Money Bali offers good value for money and is a very affordable destination Obviously attractions restaurants and facilities aimed at tourists will cost more than local options but there really is something for every budget For example a 1 hour Balinese Massage in a Day Spa rather than on the beach will cost anything between 12AUD and 50AUD depending on where you go Most hotels provide nanny babysitting services and many have kids clubs For 4 hours service expect to pay around 18AUD Eating out can cost under 1AUD at a street stall as little as 3 7AUD for a main in a simple restaurant or 20 25AUD somewhere more upmarket Family Friendly Activities Waterbom is a huge water park in the heart of Kuta Great Beaches obviously kids will love simply playing and swimming but they can also snorkel or learn to surf for half the price you ll pay at home Bali Safari Marine Park Sumatran elephant Sumatran tiger white tiger leopard komodo dragon and cheetah are just some of the fascinating animals that can be seen here Most Read 1 All Aboard the Sea Cabin fever is a term you definitely won t hear aboard the Allure 2 Listopedia Serious Are you serious about where you soak Hotel bath tubs are big 3 Listopedia Bucket Lists Want to suggest a Listopedia Bucket List topic Just let us know on Trending Topics Bali Beaches Family Resort Tips Locations to Suit Everyone Hit the Beaches Seminyak and Sanur are popular beach destinations for families Both offer a wide range of accommodation great food and shopping Head for the Hills Ubud is a very popular village set in the hills 35km from

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  • Guide to Amsterdam Street Food | Expedia.com.au
    and prepared according to Dutch traditions the freshly caught fish are gutted immediately on the boats leaving only the pancreas in the fish to be called Hollandse nieuwe These are sold at street stands and shops all over the city look out for the red white and blue flag or a picture of a woman in national costume holding a fish To eat them simply grasp the fish by the tail and drop it into your mouth with your head tilted back Pancakes Poffertjes and Pannenkoeken The Dutch like their pancakes so much they have different names for small poffertjes and large pancakes pannenkoeken The former are made with yeast and buckwheat flour and the batter is poured into a special pan with shallow indentations that help create perfectly puffed small pancakes Topped with icing sugar and butter they are traditionally sold from street stands in autumn and winter Other sweet toppings include stroop syrup whipped cream and strawberries Then there are pannenkoeken large thick Dutch pancakes topped with savoury or sweet ingredients Syrup waffle Stroopwafel Sure to satisfy sweet toothed travellers and history buffs alike stroopwafels were first made in Gouda during the 18th century But it wasn t until 1870 that news of the deliciously chewy waffles spread across the country and today you can find them pretty much everywhere Even Ikea Consisting of two thick layers of batter sandwiched together with a sticky syrup they are best enjoyed with a mug of steaming hot tea or coffee Place the waffle on top of the drink to soften and melt the gooey centre naughty but so nice Take some home with you you will find bags of stroopwafel being sold at most bakeries Chips Patat The Dutch can t claim to have invented the humble chip but they

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  • Two perfect days in London | Expedia.com.au
    a lavish High Tea Make a booking at The Goring and take the Tube to Victoria Station This hotel was where Kate Middleton and her hot sister Pippa got ready for the royal wedding It s also the overflow from Buckingham Palace so expect to hob nob with high society here It s also quite possibly the best high tea in London so save plenty of room Now that you re replete take a bus to King s Road and start at department store Peter Jones before high tailing it up the high street I love the Conran Shop Anthropologie Jigsaw Cath Kidston Whistles Banana Republic If you re in the market for a pair of Cowboy style boots you ll love the cheekily named R Soles You ll also find a few of the same shops as Brompton Road which is good if you saw something you were umm ing and ahh ing about Now for dinner I say Covent Garden where you ll find wine bars pubs and restaurants buskers and boutiques Just away from the square is Porterhouse a 2 level Irish pub where they brew their own beer And of course when you re in London you really should have a curry I can recommend Dishoom for modern Indian cuisine It s not far from Porterhouse and is popular read busy but they have a downstairs bar to wait in and get your starters underway Day 2 Leave a whole day to shop Oxford Street Hours are 9am 8pm Starting at Marble Arch head straight for Marks and Spencers then next door to Next and Dorothy Perkins before having a good look around Selfridges This is also the place to stop for lunch or for a designer sandwich on the run try Pret a Manger across

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