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  • A Guide to Cruising the High Seas | Expedia.com.au
    at Expedia s Cruises Most of the major cruise lines build trips around seasons their ships spending the European summer island hopping through the Mediterranean and European capital cities before moving south for the Southern Hemisphere s summer There s always plenty of ships based in Sydney for a few months doing back to back trips out to the South Pacific one of the most popular itineraries for Australians Last year some of the biggest cruise liners Royal Caribbean s Voyager of the Seas Celebrity s Celebrity Solstice and Carnival s Carnival Spirit made the journey south and spent a few months circumnavigating the country crossing the Tasman to New Zealand and doing the popular South Pacific island hops You ll also find the P O Australia ships cruising through the islands These trips are great for families kids will love hopping into tenders smaller boats and exploring secluded islands New Caledonia and Vanuatu are usually on the agenda and the tiny island of Lifou has some of the South Pacific s best snorkelling Beware it does take a few days to get out to the islands and the crossing can sometimes be rough It s worth picking up pressure point bands and seasickness tablets before you go Those sea days are great for making the most of the giant ships ice rinks rock climbing walls movie cinemas wave pools no one will get bored European trips are great if you want to see the Greek islands or do a tour of major cities without spending all your time on a plane train ferry The ships sail while you sleep so you wake up in a new spot nearly everyday It s definitely value for money transport accommodation food and some activity costs are all included in your cruise fare That includes big buffet breakfasts fine dining and in some cases all day ice cream If you re a cruise junkie or have done a handful of voyages the fun is usually in trying different ships A lot of cruisers like to stick to one cruise line to get better benefits frequent flyer points for the sea which give you access to everything from priority booking upgrades and cocktail parties to free laundry internet packages and exclusive members bars 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 Cruises Family Florida Luxury South Pacific Cruising companions So just which Australians are taking cruises A lot of people seem to think ships are full of baby boomers Wrong Nearly 700 000 Australians take a cruise holiday each year locally and around the world Some of the most popular itineraries are during the school holidays when clever parents take advantage of child care and kids club programs

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  • Bangkok Five Essential Street Eats | Expedia.com.au
    season Check out Expedia s Bangkok Holidays for ideas Kuaytiaw noodle soup in Chinatown Thin rice noodles fragrant broth slices of roast pork garnished with coriander bean sprouts and white pepper kuaytiaw was introduced by Chinese workers in the early 1900s Over the years Thai twists such as coconut milk have been added The best place to try it is in Yaowarat Uncover more China inspired dishes on a food discovery walk sampling fresh seafood and dumplings in between visits to Wat Traimit Temple and the buzzing Saphan Put Night Market Close to the night markets is Silom Sathorn a suburb popular with Expedia s Aussie Travellers Try Furama Silom a family friendly hotel with a pool when you need to chill out after a food coma Phat thai in the shadow of the Golden Mountain Ok so it s not technically a street food stall but most of the cooking takes place out on the pavement We re talking about Thip Samai 313 Thanon Mahachai in the old waterside district of Phra Nakorn Phat thai in its simplest form consists of noodles crushed peanuts shallots and fried egg and is served all over the city especially around the backpacker haven Khao San Road So what makes it so special Well it s been running for nearly 50 years and serves different takes on the traditional dish adding tofu jumbo shrimps and even wrapping noodle dishes in paper thin omelette Even if you re not hungry the sheer scale of this slick operation is worth witnessing 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 Culture Foodie Thailand Som tam green papaya salad from your own boat A clear indicator of the culinary link between Thailand and neighbouring Laos this dish originated in the northeast but quickly took Bangkok by storm Shredded unripe papaya is combined with fish sauce lime juice chillies green beans and garlic and sold often for less than 1 50 by vendors across the city If you spot a stall with a large well loved mortar and pestle you re in luck Find the salad at its freshest from vendors chugging down the canals of Damnoen Saduak Just over 100km from the city the floating market is not to be missed Kaprao moo krob crispy pork and holy basil with the monks Two Thai favourites holy basil and pork belly come together in this delicious dish Stir fried with garlic chilli and oyster and soy sauces the fiery leaves give the layers of crispy fatty meat a real kick Served with rice and sometimes a fried egg it s a god among curries Grab a dish from the street stalls near Wat Pho spot the orange robed monks having their

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  • Unique Sleeps Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman | Expedia.com.au
    tub Image by Kiattipong Panache Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman Privacy and a plunge pool Hide behind cobblestoned walls and high wooden doors in your own pool villa Image by Mark Lolyd Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman The Retreat villas sit right on the shores of Zighy Bay With free massages infinity pool outdoor showers and butler you won t need to leave Images by Russ Kientsch Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman Forget the park here s a picnic with a proper view Mountainside dining in style with a butler at your service Image by Herbert Ympa Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman On the shores of Zighy Bay Musandam Peninsula choose ocean or pool without going far Image by Reto Guntil Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman Break the calm waters with a splash Jumping off the rocks at Zighy Bay Image by Herbert Ypma Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman A Bedouin dinner right on the beach the Shua Shack serves traditional Arabic dishes like mezzes and Oamni Shua lamb cooked in the underground oven Image by Russ Kientsch Six Senses Zighy Bay Oman The Six Senses Spa is a name known around the world for luxury pampering The Zighy Bay

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  • Disney Does Dim Sum | Expedia.com.au
    one of several eateries inside Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel takes dim sum to another level Don t expect plain old pork buns and wonton soup The Aliens are filled with pork and vegetable Duffy the Disney bear s insides are red bean paste and Chicken Little holds an eggy lotus seed custard that goes down a treat At 311 acres Hong Kong Disneyland is the smallest Disney resort Compared to Anaheim s Walt Disney World Resort at a whopping 25000 acres it s tiny But it makes up for its size in originality Inside the park Festival of Foods serves up almost too cute to eat Little Pigs BBQ pork buns and big bowls of noodle soup Forget hot dogs and french fries Mickey Mouse shaped waffles turkey drumsticks and rice on a stick are sold from street carts and the rolled up pizza slices in Toy Story Land seem to be hot property Hong Kong Disneyland doesn t always stray too far from the pack we clamber aboard the spinning tea cups join the chorus for It s a Small World and shoot through the stars on the Space Mountain roller coaster 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 Disneyland Family Foodie Hong Kong The resort s small size is actually a boon if you ve just got the day you can easily make your way through a few of the rides in Tomorrowland cruise over to Tarzan s tree house in Adventureland and catch the parade on Main Street The queues

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  • Expedia Insiders Select: The Top 10 Hotels | Expedia.com.au
    One Only Palmilla Resort Los Cabos Mexico 2 Arenas del Mar Beachfront Rainforest Resort Manuel Antonio Costa Rica 3 Marrol s Boutique Hotel Bratislava Slovakia 4 Banyon Tree Mayakoba Playa del Carmen Mexico 5 Hotel d Europe Avignon France 6 Capella Ixtapa Resort Spa Ixtapa Mexico 7 Welk Resort Sirena del Mar Cabo San Lucas Mexico 8 Casa Velas Hotel Boutique Beach Club Puerto Vallarta Mexico 9 The Knight Residence

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  • Time Travel Shanghai Old and New | Expedia.com.au
    Banks and trading houses many of which remain today Save your stroll for after sunset when views of the futuristic Oriental Pearl Tower and the revitalised Pudong area across the water are best An Evening River Cruise is a great option for a more chilled out vantage point Disembark and head to the bars in the hip Xin Tian Di neighbourhood TMSK is probably the most impressive with its stunning glass sculptures glowing green bar and supper club vibe 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 China Foodie Shanghai Street Food Stroll the main shopping strips The street that never sleeps Nanjing Rd is shopping central Underneath a riot of neon signs that could easily give Time Square a run for its money is a 5km long strip of malls luxury stores and world renowned brands There are still several specialty shops where you can buy Chinese silk and jade While it all looks eye achingly modern the area was established in the mid 1800s when the port city started selling off the foreign imports arriving by the boatload The road is just for pedestrians but weary fashion seekers can always hop on the trackless sightseeing train If like us you shop with your stomach then the old school twisting alleys and food stalls around nearby Wujiang Road are the place to spend your money And you won t have to spend much to get a great feed Traditional Shanghai dishes on offer include shengjian juicy pork buns and guotie potsticker dumplings And for a really traditional shopping experience explore the Flower Bird Fish and Insect Market 405 Xizang Nan Lu which is exactly as it sounds rows of turtles in tanks kittens in cages and grasshoppers in woven baskets It s certainly a sight to behold but the poor levels of creature comfort might upset some visitors Culture shock museums and galleries When you re surrounded by shiny skyscrapers it s easy to forget about China s rich history Get a crash course at Shanghai Museum 201 Remmin Avenue home to thousands of breathtaking artefacts from dynasties spanning centuries The calligraphy section is a stunning testament to such a skillful ancient art form History lesson over it s time to visit the city s modern art galleries you ll find a handful of them at M50 50 Moganshan Lu a vast contemporary space housed in a cluster of old industrial buildings to the north of the city Related Articles Tasmania s Most Planning a trip to Tasmania anytime soon From touring the famous French Paradise People told us the South Pacific island of New Caledonia was a little The Foodie Playground in Between the December influx of schoolies toolies and year round

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  • Top Destinations - July | Expedia.com.au
    McIntyre yTravelBlog Ms Darlinghurst Expedia About Listopedia Riviera Maya Mexico Viceroy Villas Private pool villas right on the Caribbean Sea Hunter Valley Australia The Longhouse Where cutting edge design meets bushlands Macau China MGM Maucau s glamorous Grand Room Seville Spain Hotel Armadeus a music themed hotel in the historic quarter Nashville America Union Station Hotel Autograph Collection a train station in a past life Whistler Canada Executive The Inn

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  • Holidays – Just what the Doctor Ordered | Expedia.com.au
    re heading overseas In an effort to see and experience the world we re taking holidays filled with busy itineraries endless activities late nights and long haul flights All resulting in feeling more tired at the end of the holiday than when we started Every now and then you need a little R R no matter whether it s for three days or three weeks I promise you that the break will do your body and soul the world of good Aussies are still a savvy bunch with more than half of us taking a beach holiday in the last year We re also taking longer to recharge with the average beach holiday lasting 7 8 days almost double the global average Spending time unwinding and relaxing reminds you how to recharge rebalance and reconnect So you re still not convinced Here are my top three reasons for taking a time out and treating yourself to a fly and flop holiday Increase health and wellbeing Taking time to chill out is crucial for maintaining health and wellbeing The R R will release muscle tension lower blood pressure improve digestion and repair cells The Fly and Flop report also shows Aussies care about being beach ready spending time and money hitting the gym before a trip The exercise and healthy eating you ll do to get your beach body is great for your wellbeing Reconnect Disconnect so you can reconnect Unplug from the world and reconnect with yourself Turn off your phone shut down your computer Yes this may be scary for some of you but it s impossible to balance and recharge when you re replying to text messages emails and checking Facebook By turning down the noise from the outside world you can hear yourself think Celebrate life Breaking

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