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  • Unique Sleeps Soneva Kiri Koh Kood Thailand | Expedia.com.au
    Manta Ray shaped bamboo hideout has art music and games rooms Don t forget to visit the Soneva So Chocoholic on the way out Soneva Kiri Check the kids into The Den a kids club they ll never want to leave Once they walk through the drawbridge entry you ll never get them out again Soneva Kiri Beach Villa Suites take outdoor bathrooms to a new level Soak in the view of the ocean from your outdoor bath tub Soneva Kiri High above the shores of Koh Kood just a short flight from Bangkok these Cliff Villa Suites are a world away from well the world Soneva Kiri Got a large group Book into the larger Villas the Private Cliff Pool Reserve has six bedrooms a tree house for kids and a water slide so you can pool hop between villa pools Soneva Kiri Breakfast in a Tree Top Pod with food delivered by staff on the zip line is definitely a very special way to start the day Don t worry you don t need to take the zip line The basket rises up from the ground Soneva Kiri High above the ground breakfast in your own tree pod

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  • Bangkok Rooftop Bars | Expedia.com.au
    slides over the horizon and the city lights begin to twinkle You can expect to feel it in your wallet but hey who can put a price on memories Here are my four picks of Bangkok rooftop bars 1 Vertigo and Moon at the Banyan Tree On the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok this long narrow bar is one of the city s favourites Vertigo restaurant is at one end and Moon Bar is at the other with nothing between you and the night sky Try the signature Vertigo Sunset cocktail a delicious concoction of Malibu pineapple cranberry and lime juice 2 Three Sixty Lounge at Millennium Hotel Probably one of the least talked about yet most highly rated this bar in the Millennium Hilton makes up for a lack of height only 32 floors up with location It s not outdoors but the floor to ceiling glass windows have 360 degree views of the Chao Phraya River The view is spectacular and the bar isn t as crowded as the other bars Just one floor below is a small open air bar if you re up for an al fresco cocktail 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 Bangkok Cocktails Rooftop Bars Tips 3 Sky Bar at lebua State Tower You may know it from the movie Hangover II This bar is not for the faint hearted jutting out over the street from the 63rd floor of The Dome in lebua at State Tower Come here for killer sunset views

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  • One City Many Flavours 48 Hours in Kuala Lumpur | Expedia.com.au
    sprawling open air restaurant is a KL institution Once you ve grabbed a spot at a plastic table the hardest part is navigating the endless choices on the menu We recommend kangkong belacan morning glory sautéed in spicy shrimp paste squid with a delicate spiced soy sauce for dipping and tender prawns with Asian greens And a few bottles of Anchor beer to wash it all down Refined fusion food Originating from the cosmopolitan Malaysian ports of Malacca and Penang Nyonya cuisine is a blend of Chinese and local cooking styles Try in it in the refined surrounds of Precious an antique shop meets dining room on the first floor of the Central Market 10 Jalan Hang Kasturi Settle in at a sturdy wooden table in one of the dining rooms and order a big glass of iced lemon tea to revive your spirits after a hard morning s bargain hunting Try the udang lemak prawns cooked in a rich and creamy coconut sauce alongside a sour okra and papaya salad with Thai aubergines Don t forget to order a side of blue coconut rice apparently such a startling colour thanks to a little pea essence 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 Foodie Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Tips Hop in a taxi for an Indian fix If you re after a curry spend an evening in Bangsar The once sleepy suburb is today a bustling night spot overflowing with cafes clubs and restaurants Skip the tapas and pizzas at the shopping centre eateries and wine bars and make for Saravanaa Bhavan 52 Jalan Maarof On a street of restaurants specialising in spicy vegetarian food this is the place to try pulled tea teh tarik The sweet milky concoction is poured from pan to jug and back again to create a frothy light and surprisingly refreshing hot beverage Diners are expected to complete this theatrical flourish themselves at the table but if in doubt enlist the help of one of the smartly attired waiters Order paneer mutter masala chunks of fresh cottage cheese and pop in your mouth peas bobbing in a spicy tomato sauce with a few freshly baked naan breads Closer to the CBD Nasi Kandar Pelita 149 Jalan Ampang serves delicious buffet style Indian Muslim dishes A word of warning the curries here are fiery We spent our lunch making countless trips to the tap in the middle of the large canteen so we could replenish our water jug Soup the perfect shopping pitstop It s been big in Japan for years and you ll now find Marutama Ramen in KL s Fahrenheit88 mall 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang A huge bowl of delicately flavoured chicken broth freshly made hakata noodles the

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  • Monkey Business Why families love Ubud | Expedia.com.au
    be greeted with a smile and a helping hand When we were eating out in Ubud my 11 month old baby was often whisked away in the arms of cooing staff who wanted to entertain her while we ate in peace Where to eat When it comes to eating Ubud has plenty of options from local Warungs to trendy organic cafes A few places of note Clear Cafe this chic cafe is very popular with Bali s expat community and prides itself on offering delicious organic food They have a great kids menu with meals from 25 000 35 000 IDR 2 50 3 50 AUD and extra yummy kids milkshakes for 20 000 IDR 2 AUD Adult meals all make my mouth water and cost between 40 000 55 000 IDR 4 5 50 AUD Murni s Warung considered the first real restaurant in Ubud when it opened in 1974 Murni s continues to be a local institution worth visiting The food is great but the real winner for me is the setting Perched on the side of a hill overlooking a river Murni s sprawls over four levels each with its own vibe and eclectic collection of local artifacts The riverside terrace on the lowest level is a beautiful place to have a relaxing meal Sari Organik getting to Sari Organik is half the joy of eating there It s a 20minute walk through rice paddy fields to this tranquil café where delicious organic food and drink awaits Children will enjoy sitting on cushions around a low table and although there isn t a specific kids menu there s plenty on offer that appeals to young tastebuds 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 Families Foodie Tips Out and About You don t have to make the trip to Sari Organik to enjoy a walk in the rice paddy fields Plenty of guided trips are available but you really don t need them A little research before you leave home or a helpful concierge can get you good enough instructions and a map for a short stroll Walking along the narrow dirt tracks through tranquil fields green as far as the eye can see is beautiful Duck spotting is a good game to occupy children Ubud is a hub for handicraft and textiles Small shops along Monkey Forest Road sell carved wooden statues and there are great boutique stores along Jalan Raya where we bought great oversized cushion covers which now live on our daybed The local central market overflows with clothes kitchen items kites material carved ornaments and anything else you might need A real highlight of a stay in Ubud is taking the kids to the Sacred Monkey

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  • Unique Sleeps The Datai Langkawi | Expedia.com.au
    Evans Arvind Passey Sassy Bella Kris McIntyre yTravelBlog Ms Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia The Datai Langkawi Hide away in a pocket of rainforest tucked between the Andaman Sea and the Mat Cincang Mountain Range The Datai Langkawi Private plunge pools with built in Jacuzzis make the pool villas hot property There s only five so get in early The Datai Langkawi Brand new beach villas are right by the private beach but the plunge pool might be too tempting to leave The Datai Langkawi Luxury local style furnishings in the Beach Villas make the most of the location feel the cool ocean breeze through the raked timber ceilings The Datai Langkawi You ve got 218 square metres to play with in a Beach Villa and the huge bath tub is probably one of the best parts Settle in for a soak The Datai Langkawi Check into The Spa and anyone else you re travelling with won t see you for a while Book the signature Rainforest Harmony treatment and ask for a massage table by the river The Datai Langkawi The lobby is just a taste of what s in store traditional design meets modern luxury in this piece of

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  • Expedia Expert Sri Lanka for Foodies | Expedia.com.au
    leafy tea plantations exploring the walled Portuguese influenced city of Galle or one of the many long walks along Sri Lanka s south west beaches In my short visit to Sri Lanka I may not have ticked off all the must dos but I certainly attempted a fair few in the culinary sense In Colombo my inquisitiveness required I sample an egg hopper a thin egg pancake shaped by the vase shaped pan it s cooked in delicious when drowned in maple syrup Up in the tea plantations I focused my attention on family home cooking sampling spicy potato curry and plenty of obligatory cups of fresh tea The 98 Acres Resort sits on a mountain peak in the middle of a tea plantation has the best views for freshly baked cakes and of course a cup of tea More exciting mini van rides later I watched the sun disappear in Tangalla sipping on a cold Lion Lager beer and munching on seriously addictive devilled cashew nuts spiced with chilly and fried curry leaves I was fortunate enough to stay at the Vivanta by Taj in Bentota where The Palms Restaurant is just steps from the tranquil pool After a dip I lunged into a huge Sri Lankan platter with a range of goodies curries chutneys and spicy pol sambol coconut 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 Expedia Expert Foodies Sri Lanka Tips I finished my foodie tour with high tea at Colombo s Galle Face Hotel High tea is popular here

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  • Hotel Wildlife Warriors in Malaysia | Expedia.com.au
    delivery doesn t wait for anyone Our driver Isis is a valet by day passionate turtle conservationist by night There s no official association between the resort and Terengganu s turtle sanctuary but according to Isis the men who spend each night trawling the beach looking for turtle tracks don t mind a few spectators The road to the beach is well lit at first by fairy lights from roadside bars then by giant spurts of flame erupting from the town s large oil refinery When we turn off onto a dirt track the sky is a dirty orange lit up as the balls of flame spurt out 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 Luxury Malaysia We find our turtle wedged underneath a log in the shrubbery on the edge of the beach She flicks sand back towards the sea her giant flippers slowly grinding out a burrow An old man with a cigarette in his mouth a headlight strapped to his head and a machete in his hand hacks clear room for her to move He s been here for 44 years back when there were tigers in the jungles and no oil refinery on the beach The laying season is from early April until August and he s here nearly every night This is an assisted delivery once the turtle has laid her eggs he helps her out of the burrow and back to the water Once she s gone the delicate operation begins With a long metal rod he

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  • Rockstar Holidays | Expedia.com.au
    to get back there from the moment we left Where s your favourite place to tour to and why New York City There s so much history on every corner and in every club and dive bar and venue You can go see legendary musicians you grew up idolising play any night of the week The audiences are attentive and open to new things the venues look after you and no matter what time you finish there s always somewhere open for a drink close by How do you find live music when you re away from home I tend to try and meet locals to find out what s going on and where the best places to go and see live music are Reading street press and listening to the radio helps too What s your favourite hotel to stay at Camping is where it s at So the Million Star Hotel Lachlan Davidson The Davidson Brothers When you re not touring where do you travel for a holiday Music travel makes up everything we do We try to schedule extra days on our overseas tours to the US and Europe to see the sites and new areas Where s your favourite place to tour to and why Regional Australian towns that get nothing are always the most appreciative Overseas and anywhere new How do you find live music when you re away from home I always pick up the street press gig guide when I roll into town Otherwise use a search engine What s your favourite hotel to stay at One that has a gym and wi fi so we can use it if we have time Hannah Acfield Dan and Hannah Acfield When you re not touring where do you travel for a holiday Preferably somewhere with a beach I went to Vietnam last year possibly Hawaii or Japan this year Somewhere I can relax and rest Where s your favourite place to tour to and why I toured Scotland once Ah so beautiful Melbourne has a great music scene that appreciates all genres of music What s your favourite hotel to stay at To be honest I m not sure I have a fav Something affordable yet comfortable Related Articles Top Trending Hotels from some of Expedia s top trending destinations for Justin Bieber Makes his You don t go to the Gold Coast to sit in your hotel room white Tasmania s Most Planning a trip to Tasmania anytime soon From touring the famous Liz Frencham When you re not touring where do you like to travel for a holiday I like to rent a house near a river or by the sea so my husband can go fishing and I can relax Somewhere we can drive to Where s your favourite place to tour to and why My favourite place to tour is WA especially Fremantle Beautiful landscapes and enthusiastic audiences How do you find live music when you re away from home

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