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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Go wild in Australia: Shibani Dandekar

From having breakfast with kangaroos, to fine dining at various restaurants at the Sydney Harbour with the Opera House at the backdrop; dancer, singer, anchor, Shibani Dandekar, shares why life in Australia is like a "gastronomic vacation."

Bucket-list breweries for beer-lovers around the world

For those unable to make it to Oktoberfest, currently in full swing in Munich, Germany, an online booking site has curated a list of their top boozy breweries: A collection of breweries that range from oldest to weirdest and highest.

A fan of pizza? Now, eat your way through Chicago

The tour guide offers fun statistics as the bus travels from pizzeria to pizzeria. There are 2,200 pizza restaurants in Chicago. Thin crust outsells deep-dish in Chicago even though deep-dish was invented in Chicago in the 1940s.

Around the world in 90 days

The year's almost drawing to a close and suddenly you realise that you are yet to fulfil your resolution to go out and explore the world. But where's the time to decide on the location, you wonder. We have done the job for you. Here's a compilation of international events/festivities to help you plan your holiday around. Take your pick!

Las Vegas: Honeymoon capital of the world

According to Facebook check-ins, the most popular honeymoon destination for international newlyweds isn’t on a secluded, tropical beach and doesn't boast watery, romantic sunsets. But it is home to a whole lot of Elvises and replicas of some of the most romantic cities in the world, including Paris and Venice!

Five free things to see and do in Edinburgh

More than 600 years of history seep from every pore of Edinburgh's volcanic foundations. Tales of genius and enlightenment are mingled with those of body-snatchers, witches and revolutionaries. This city is so full of contrasts that it'll surprise you again and again and again!

Drink and be merry: Oktoberfest toasts millions

Germany's ongoing world-famous Oktoberfest is soaking up the frothy atmosphere in a 16-day extravaganza of lederhosen, oompah music and, of course, beer. This year's event too attracts millions of revellers and runs till October 5.

And the most expensive city in the world is...

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world’s most expensive city to live and work in. A new study suggests it has turned nearly twice as pricey as Sydney and four times more expensive than Rio de Janeiro. Mumbai was found to be at the bottom of the 12 most expensive cities report.

Mumbai, Delhi in world's top 5 cheapest 5-star destinations

According to Hotel Price Index survey, a one-night stay at a five-star hotel in Warsaw, Poland cost $130 in the first half of 2014, as against $538 for a five-star stay in Boston. Stay at a five-star in Mumbai and Delhi cost $176 and $179, respectively.

Thailand to Belgium: 5 unexpected wine tourism spots

When it comes to wine-themed tourism, certain destinations come to mind immediately: France's Rhone Valley, Australia's Yarra Valley, California's Napa Valley. But great wines are also made where you may least expect them.
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