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Shopping The Day Away In Brisbane

by on Mar.31, 2010, under Vacations

If you are a lover of shopping then you will want to make certain to check out the markets during your visit to Brisbane.

On Sundays, head to Rocklea Sunday Discovery Markets where you will find an array of bargains such as second hand books, handmade soap, cupcakes and gourmet dog treats! All stalls are undercover and there is a great selection of breakfast options including bacon and eggs, German sausages and Greek yogurt. Its easy to walk around despite there not being a real order to the dozens of stalls so its best to look at them all incase you miss a bargain. Other stalls include: Plants, antiques and collectibles, homemade goods, second hand clothing, toys, CDs and DVDs. The atmosphere is very relaxing with live music playing and wonderful food smells, its a great way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.

City Farmers Market fills the outdoor space of Reddacliff Place in front of Brisbane Square (opposite the casino) every Wednesday from 11am till 6pm.You can expect to see bread, freshly made pasta (made in front of you), rich quiches, frittatas and pies. Lots of organic and gluten free items are available and of course there are the divine selections of cheeses, dips, olives, and cupcakes not to mention all the fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. Reddacliff place is not shaded or well covered but it seems very popular with the staff from local businesses on their lunch breaks. The vibe is not as relaxed as a weekend market but the produce is still fabulous to the taste buds.

The Young Designer Markets is an addition to the Sunday Lifestyle Market in South bank precinct on Ernest Street. It features some of Brisbane’s best up and coming designers and artists who sell a range of locally designed and made goods including fashion, home wares and accessories. The standard of the market is high with many ambitious designers applying for the coveted 40 stalls. Designers to watch are Mike Harris from SUGOI. He uses natural cotton in an electric mish-mash of prints inspired by Brisbane’s summer months, music and love of the surf; Sasha and Troy Strebe from DEBRIS BLANC, a label created through their love of all things vintage. They have personally handmade over 1000 pairs of one-of-a-kind jeans and all their items ate exquisite. You never know, one day a piece you buy at this market for a bargain price may be worth hundreds when the designer finds fame in the world.

On the second Sunday of each month, at Showground’s, you can enjoy the Mount Tamborine Market. With plenty of space to browse and a performance stage it is the perfect atmosphere for all. It is also family friendly, offering pony rides and a children’s play area. Here you will find fresh produce, plants, herbs and flowers, arts and crafts and clothing for sale. Witches Chase Cheese Outlet and Mount Tamborine Boutique Brewery are also not too far, so you can visit them after the market and make it a great day out with friends and family.

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Are You Looking For A Great Place To Lay Your Head In Australia?

by on Mar.31, 2010, under Vacations

There are many accommodations for you to choose from when you are scheduling a trip to Caloundra, Australia. These can be reserved online, and you will often find them at discounted rates.

Golf lovers will want to look into staying at the Vardon Point Resort Apartment. They offer the most challenging golf course in all of Queensland. Vardon Point has 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, although there is only a hand few of each. Also available at Vardon Point are many swimming pools, night tennis, all day dining and bars.

In the Kings Beach location, you will find a four and a half star accommodation, Mariner Resort Caloundra. Mariner has stylish 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, starting at $250 per night. Amenities at this resort include a heated swimming pool, and Barbecue area. You can receive your apartment or check availability and rates, for the Mariner Resort Caloundra, online.

If you are looking for a holiday full of entertainment, dining and shopping then the Centrepoint Apartments are the accommodation for you. Centrepoint is located in the middle of the entertainment strip in Caloundra. Nearby are shops and restaurants that are suitable for all ages. Centrepoint Apartments are modern in style and can be reserved with either 2 or 3 bedrooms. Rates are typically $255 per night, for seven guests.

If the Australia Zoo, Underwater World or the Queensland Air Museum, are on your holiday itinerary them the Rydges Oasis Resort is the accommodation for you. Rydges has 183 units from 1 bedroom to 3 bedroom villas and apartments. They also offer disabled rooms, spa rooms and much more. This is also one of the more economical choices as the rates start at $99 per night.

When you are looking for an affordable relaxing accommodation then the Mints Resort and Apartment are the perfect choice. They offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, priced as low as $29.00 a night. Some of the accommodation offers an ocean of the Pacific from across Kings Beach. Mints Resorts also includes a swimming pool, gym and spa for all guest.

Another place to stay if you enjoy playing golf is the Crown Plaza Pelican Waters Golf Resort and Spa. The Sunshine Coast beaches are just minutes away, with views of the Glasshouse Mountains to the west. They also offer a cocktail lounge with restaurant, swimming pool, and gym. The accommodations here are only for one and two bedrooms, so keep that in mind.

These are only a few of the many Caloundra hotels and accommodations in Australia. You can check rates, availability, and booking for all of these places and many others directly online when you want to plan your trip. As you can see there are different price ranges and different amenities available depending on your preferences. Booking your accommodations online can save you time, and even money, when youre ready to take your trip. Be sure to check it out before making your trip and you will probably be impressed by all that these Caloundra resorts have to offer.

Before planning a vacation to the Sunshine Coast be sure to check out the guest ratings on Sunshine Coast accommodation before booking your vacation. A little online research can help the planning of your vacation to the Sunshine Coast; everything from reviewing the Sunshine Coast hotels to finding the right tour guides.

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Holidays To Vietnam

by on Mar.31, 2010, under Travel

Vietnamese culture is rich in traditions and celebrations. Many of the declared holidays allow workers and students to have the day off. The holidays shared by the citizens of Vietnam are deep in tradition and no two are alike. Vietnam holidays are not only celebrated in the native country, those that have migrated to the United States or have adopted children often participate in the rites and rituals.

Perhaps one of the most joyous of holidays for Vietnam is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year. This celebration is one of the many that changes dates from year to year. For up to a week before the holiday, they will clean and paint their homes, decorating them with bright red and yellow flowers. They will also cook enough food to last for three days because no cooking or cleaning is to be done during Tet.

Tet is one of the few holidays recognized by Vietnam that is a lunar holiday. The dates of several traditional holidays often change yearly according to the phases of the moon. Tet will arrive anywhere from the latter part of January to the early part of February.

There are many more holidays that are set by the phase of the moon. For instance, the Trung Thu is the celebration of autumn and it is on a different day each year, depending solely on the moon phase. It is, however, almost always held in September. Another holiday that moves dates is Confucius…. ‘ birthday.

Some holidays are celebrated on the same day yearly. September 2 is the Vietnamese Independence Day and May 1 is their Labor Day, both considered national holidays.

Vietnam. ‘s culture is rich and colorful. To experience this for yourself, visit the country during the celebration of Tet or Trung Thu. Women usually dress in bright yellows and reds, while the men dress in all black. It is the celebration of the phases of the moon controlling the earth.

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