Powder bar was our go to (at the end of a days skiing) The drinks menu is great, however we went with our own take: Hot Chocolate with a shot of Whiskey, marshmallows definitely on the side. The staff are super-friendly, the food is good and the buzz of loosening boots is pretty cool. …the food is also not bad, we shared a supersized croque monsieur (TOASTIE) glad to have shared, never have gotten through alone :: More TripAdvisor Reviews »»»»
Two American sisters have been arrested in Cambodia for taking naked photos of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex in the latest nude stunt by tourists to spark anger, officials say.
Lindsey Adams, 22, and her 20-year-old sister Leslie were discovered taking “nude pictures” inside the Preah Khan temple at the world heritage site on Friday, the Apsara Authority – the government agency managing the Angkor complex – said in a statement :: Read the full article »»»»
Folks, if your about to get on a plane, you need to wear a deodorant! I don’t care what you do the rest of your life, but I’m over being subjected to your body odour when your squeezed into a seat next to me on an jet.
On a recent flight I sat next to a largish woman, she was polite, friendly and doing a stellar job of looking after the small boy with her, but every time she lifted an arm I gasped for air, the problem smell would have been easily rectified, DE-freakin-ODORANT!
Thankfully my flight was only an hour – Melbourne to Sydney – however, the stench of another persons body odour left an indelible memory, and though I’ll likely never see her again, in my mind she will always be that off-smelling passenger.
It seems I’m not alone in having stinky-folk as my number one gripe on a plane, a recent Harris Interactive poll in the US found nearly two-thirds of passengers would rather sit next to a crying baby than an odorous adult. The poll conducted in March, also found that among frequent travellers, many are looking for more personal space.
While most flyers are in agreement in not wanting to share a row with a less-than-fragrant traveller, they’re split evenly on how much they’re willing to listen to their fellow passenger gab. I seem to be right in on this trend, No Stinkers, No Babies and No Talkers :: Read the full article »»»»
Power-napping is an essential to most overhard-working professionals today, a quick pre-sws nap can quickly revitalize the warried mind, revitalizing for the next round of power filled decision making. Others may simply know it as a nanna nap, whatever, many swear by the Siesta del Hidalgo.
A couple of years ago the clever design boffins at Kawamura Ganjavian design studio came up with a soft flannelette bag – a cocoon for the head – that slipped gently over ones head, shutting the world out and allowing the user to drift of for the maximum benefits of sleep without the waking lethargy.
Ostrich Pillow was born, Studio Banana Things original Ostrich Pillow was a huge hit 2 years ago, it gained a bucket load of press and some solid sales. The clever boffins are back, this time you don’t need a small truck to cart around the Ostrich Pillow.
…world, meet Ostrich Pillow Light :: Read the full article »»»»
We’ve done Fat-flyers before, Should fat flyers Pay More?, a former Qantas economist ignited a fat flyer debate, saying that overweight passengers should be paying a surcharge on Australian airlines. Now Samoa Air – the world’s first airline to charge people according to their weight – has introduced an ‘XL class’ to cater for it’s extra-large passengers.
The airline is modifying its aircraft seating to cater for people who weigh more than 130 kilograms. Samoa Air chief executive Chris Langton has told Pacific Beat the airline has modified one of the rows in the aircraft and added a ramp for easier access.
We’re now pretty accustomed to carrying on just 7kg of luggage in order to save time flying, paying for excess baggage just got a heap more amusing, if that excess is around your waist :: Read the full article »»»»
No one wants to be a tourist any more. Everyone wants to be a local. SMH Traveller Ute Junker dolls out some great advice on how to blend in. “If you really want to understand a city, you need to live in it.: Ms Junker says, “What I love most is the way I’ve become attuned to the rhythms of the neighbourhood
Going local requires a commitment, and not just fixing your own breakfast or making your own bed. If you want to live local, you need to devote a decent amount of time to your chosen city. I’d recommend 10 days as a minimum. It takes you the best part of a week to settle into the rhythm, to become a familiar face in the neighbourhood.
Ms junker also has some concise tips on securing an apartment – the essential ingredient in a tranquil fitting-in – know your neighbourhood, Reputable companies should supply plenty of information about the neighbourhood on their website :: Read Ms Junkers Full SMH Article »»»»
TripAdvisor.com’s Travellers Choice Awards: Top 25 B&B has been awarded to the Italy’s übercool Casa Pragiola. As always, the awards are based on traveller feedback and reviews. Check the full list at tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice or the B&B list at tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-BB