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Struth!

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17.06.14 7:23 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says Hunter Valley winemaker Neil McGuigan has long extolled the value of having a winery cellar door – and while his gets 120,000 visitors a year, he says he was gobsmacked on a recent overseas trip to find out just how valuable.

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Self-driving France ... and a free 30-page France travel guide

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10.06.14 12:18 pm

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IF you’ve France and self-drive holidaying in mind there this year, Auto Europe have a big selection of best-price options whether you’re after a budget car for a couple of you, a larger car or wagon or people mover for holidaying with family or friends, or a motor-home for simply going as the mood takes.

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You’ll be blown away at Tan Hill Inn

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10.06.14 7:47 am

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THERE’S probably little unusual about an English country publican, or one anywhere else for that matter, recounting tales of customers crawling through his doorway on hands and knees.

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Struth!

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10.06.14 7:46 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says that in Dubai they’ve got a problem with abandoned cars – not clapped-out old heaps left abandoned in the streets, but sparkling luxury, big price-tag saloons, 4WDs and sports cars being dumped to clutter-up airport car parks.

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Two Travel Writing Masterclasses with Claire Scobie

Tasmanian Writers' Centre
09.06.14 3:33 pm

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Saturday 14 June, 10am-4pm - The Art of Writing in the 21st Century

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Struth!

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03.06.14 6:36 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says tourists marvel at a number of Indian “levitators” who spend their days seemingly suspended in mid-air with an arms resting languidly on top of a wooden stick on Rome’s Via degli Annibaldi – while gullible passers-by happily toss Euros into a bowl in appreciation of such magic.

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Keeping a Czech on 5-Star Dining

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with Malcolm Andrews
03.06.14 6:33 am

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CZECH-born Ondrej Havlicek gives whole new meaning to “being good on the tooth”.

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Seadream’s eye-opening journey into an ancient world

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30.05.14 7:39 am

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SEADREAM Yacht Club has a 7-day roundtrip voyage from Istanbul on August 30 this year that’s not just a magical 5-star, laid-back experience aboard the world’s highest-rated boutique passenger vessel, it also embraces some of the most fascinating architectural regions of classical Turkey and the oldest Greek Islands – as well as the opportunity for Australians and New Zealanders, in particular, to visit Gallipoli.

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Struth!

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27.05.14 6:43 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says a Chinese man who recently made international headlines by dining free in an airline’s First Class Lounge for almost a year, may not be the trail-blazer he’s been made out to be – it seems he was beaten to the ruse by some devious young Aussie travel agents years ago.

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Airline thinks small to succeed big

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27.05.14 6:23 am

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WHILE many a corporation has foundered as a consequence of talking big, but fatally thinking small, one that’s conversely proven the success of talking big, and then very deliberately thinking small, is Middle East-based airline Emirates.

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Ferrari, Porsche or Maserati ... now that’s a rental car

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26.05.14 7:45 am

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DRIVEAWAY Holidays has come up with the answer for when you can finally forget about just how economic an economy-size rental vehicle need be, how many kids, bags, toys and sporting playthings you can stuff into a hired SUV, or even about whether that rented mid-size sedan will be good enough for a meeting with new in-laws for the first time …

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SeaDream’s historic Dover to Baltics and St Petersburg

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
26.05.14 7:38 am

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SEADREAM YACHT CLUB will make an historic first-ever sailing from England in August of this year, with it’s SeaDream I sailing 14-nights round-trip from Dover to some of the smaller medieval cities, ports and islands of the Baltic that larger cruise ships cannot access, together with two-nights in Russia’s St Petersburg and a transit of Germany’s historic 1895 Kiel Canal.

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Readying to ride London’s ‘Secret Tube’

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20.05.14 7:23 am

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Struth!

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20.05.14 7:19 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says that one of the world’s strangest tourist attractions is a simple electric light bulb in a California fire station – because it was first switched on in June 1901, and is still burning today, nearly 113 years later.

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Drive Scotland with a 10% saving!

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19.05.14 11:55 am

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This year marks Homecoming Scotland with some exciting events taking place such as the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. In additional, there will be ancestral festivals and mouth-watering food and drink experiences on offer.

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Struth!

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13.05.14 6:26 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says a philanthropic author and inspirational speaker in Sweden in offering a week-long holiday free of charge on one of two islands he owns off Stockholm for entrepreneurs, inventors, writers and pure-dreamers to seek mental inspiration for their projects.

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Bus driver’s towering leap of faith

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13.05.14 6:22 am

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AS evening began falling across London on December 30 1952, bus driver Albert Gunter most have wondered if he’d lapsed into a nightmare as he started driving his Number 78 bus across Tower Bridge straddling the River Thames.

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Struth!

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06.05.14 9:18 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says there’s a museum in Merseyside in the UK that’s dedicated to those who get their kicks out of that backyard taskmaster, the lawnmower.

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Did you hear the one about ...

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06.05.14 8:37 am

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QUESTION: WHAT is there in common between a fellow losing his false teeth overboard while being seasick on an Atlantic cruise, a family unable to remember where they’d buried their video camera “for safety” on a beach in England while they went swimming, and a farmer who lost his mobile phone up the back end of one of his cows while using the phone’s light as he assisted her in calving?

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Another ‘Holy Grail deepens the mystery

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29.04.14 10:29 am

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BIZARRE is possibly the kindest way of describing many of the claims to the resting place of the Holy Grail, the cup that Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper, and the hunt for which has confounded man virtually ever since.

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Struth!

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29.04.14 9:53 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says one of the world’s most-recognisable cruise ships is rapidly becoming no-more: TV’s famous 1970s and ’80s Love Boat is fast being reduced to scrap-metal at a wrecker’s yard in Turkey.

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Struth!

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24.04.14 1:58 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, whacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says that while the vast majority of Australians will tell you they’ve an aversion to the concept of tipping, a survey just undertaken by MasterCard has found that 46% of us claim that we are, in fact, regular tippers.

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Going cheap ... your own $1.7b holiday airport

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21.04.14 6:54 am

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IF you think Qantas has problems, consider a whopping international airport in Spain that cost almost the equivalent of AU$1.7-billion to build in 2008, and although able to handle a mind-boggling 10-million passengers a year, hasn’t seen a single plane or passenger for over two years.

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Struth!

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21.04.14 6:48 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says that when wine company Fifth Leg recently offered to swap for absolutely free a fresh new bottle of one of their wines for a bottle of any other label that owner’s thought may have been a bit suss, an amazing 3,200 people travelled to bottle shops across Australia to accept their offer.

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Keeping the memory ... two men of Anzac

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14.04.14 10:32 am

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AS thousands of Australians and New Zealanders descend on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula for Anzac Day, and millions at home and abroad honour the importance of the day, most likely few will give thought to two Australians whose quietly-played roles were so important in having April the 25th recognized as it is today.

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Struth!

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14.04.14 5:04 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, whacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says that in France, a winery has already dedicated a plantation of oak trees to be used for the barrels that’ll store wines that it won’t be making for close-on another two centuries

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Taking a step of faith in Hanoi

David Ellis with John Rozentals
07.04.14 10:48 am

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Q: WHEN is a footpath not a footpath? A: When it’s in Hanoi.

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Struth!

David Ellis, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
07.04.14 8:25 am

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IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says European cruise ship company MSC Cruises has ordered not one, but two 5,700 passenger cruise liners that will each need 1,500 crew to look after all those passengers – and its put in an option for a further two more of similar gargantuan size it thinks it will need to keep up with continually-growing cruise-holiday demand.

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Discover the Best of Ireland!

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07.04.14 1:58 am

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The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland’s newest driving route which stretches some 2,500km along the west coast from Donegal to Kinsale. Fully signposted, discover tucked away coastal villages, explore sixth century monastic settlement ruins, enjoy the charming Irish storytelling and even take a surf!

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