All the world’s big name hotels are here and The Pullman Jakarta Central Park Hotel is the newest. It looks more like a funky pop-art museum. Cutting edge design at its most hip, and at its most whimsical.
Archives for August 2012
Buckle up and go on a heart-stopping ride with Australian paramedic Ben Gilmour in his travel memoir set in some of the most dangerous places on earth.
What grabs my attention in Jakarta’s Batavia Square are the candy-colored bicycles for rent, some of them complete with sunhats and sorbet-tinted helmets.This South-East Asian capital is full of surprises.
My lips are numb and tears are running down my burning cheeks. I can’t help it. I’ve belatedly discovered I’m a chilli wimp.
September’s deals include $A1 cruises, a coach tour through Italy and a 44-day mega sail from Barcelona to Sydney.
September’s Wish List: Cycle the rural back roads of Vietnam through picturesque villages and rice fields, or how about a garden tour through Jordan?
Step away from the keyboard, social media tweetie darlings, because almost no-one is listening. A study of 500 British travellers found that less than 1 per cent of people use social media when researching where they’ll go for their annual holiday.
It’s not spam or a load of hot air. It’s the real deal. Australian Capital Territory’s tourism team offers 500 people (and their families) a free holiday to the capital on the condition they promote the city on social media.
Meet my blogger pal Sandie who clearly knows how to put a surfboard into perspective. This California gal has been schlepping around Hawaii talking to the locals and discovering the best food.
Camel pizza, a nice goat curry or how about roast kangaroo? I tasted all these at the highly original Alice Desert Festival in Australia’s red centre, which opens the 2012 program on August 10 and runs until October 10.