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Self-Drive Perth Holidays: Choose Your Own Perth Adventure

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“When you travel to Australia, you want a taste of sophisticated nightlife as well as the epic outdoors, and Perth satisfies on every level.” This is the verdict of television presenter Julia Bradbury, who visited the Western Australian capital last year. Whatever your travel preferences may be, this versatile city has something for you. From sun-drenched beaches and geological wonders to world-class food, wine, and culture, Perth and its surrounding...

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Welcome to Ningbo: A 48-Hour Traveller Guide

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September 20 ningbo city landscape

When in the bustling port city of Ningbo, there is one sure way to fit in with the crowd—be exuberant. “[Ningbonese] always speak very loud, almost shouting. They consider this … a proper way to show their sincere hearts,” said Chinese tour guide Han Zhi An in a Bangkok Post feature. “At the schools, there are sessions where students must make loud speeches for 20 minutes. If [a student] cannot...

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Beijing Holidays: Best Places to Celebrate Mid-Autumn in China’s Capital City

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Mid-Autumn Festival is big in Beijing. The second grandest festival in China after the Lunar New Year, and also a legal public holiday in China, it is a day where Beijingers revel in food, family, fairytales, and fun. Timed to synchronise with the period where the light from the full moon is at its brightest, the festival also marks the beginning of autumn. Here, we would do well to heed...

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Seattle Holidays: Food Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss

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August 16 fruit market in seattle

In Seattle, variety is not simply the spice of life—it is the way to live. Step into the Pacific Northwest city’s famed coffee shops, for instance, and you can say no to cow’s milk while choosing lactose-free alternatives such as rice, almond, coconut, soy, and hemp milk—which by the way, will not cause you to fail a drug test. As an iconic US food writer once advised, “First we eat,...

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