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Five bookstores to see you through the winter - City of Melbourne What's On blog. Winter and books go together like wine and cheese – while both can be enjoyed on their own, together they become a next-level experience. As the only City of Literature in Australia, Melbourne’s love affair with books has a long history. In 1922, the Hill of Content Bookshop opened at the top end of Bourke Street, near another Melbourne institution, The Paperback Bookshop, in what was known as the seediest part of town. How times have changed. If you’re looking for something to curl up with, here’s five city bookstores to browse.

The Paperback Bookshop Readings Carlton It’s no mean feat to be the winner of the inaugural International Bookstore of the Year award by the London Book Fair. Embiggen Books Despite its proximity to the State Library, you don’t need to be an academic to appreciate the quality of books devoted to the realms of science, history, design and philosophy. Kay Craddock-Antiquarian Bookseller This one is an oldie but goodie. Wayward books. No Cookies | Herald Sun. 7 unique hotels in Bali so cool that you will want to stay forever. You may have stayed at budget hotels and call yourself a savyy backpacker. Or splurged on a luxury boutique hotel and call yourself a glamorous travelista. But have you ever stayed on a yacht-house, an African style safari lodge (yes in Bali!) Or a hotel that resembles a campsite?

We’ll bring you through some of the most unique hotels that you never thought you’ll find in Bali. Read on to find out! 1. Ever wanted to dine with the rhinos? Now you don’t have to fly halfway across the world to have an African safari adventure. You’ll get an unforgettable experience at the Mara River Safari Lodge in The Bali Safari & Marine Park complex in Gianyar. Feeding exotic animals right out of your balcony? Mara River Safari Lodge Location : Jl. Check Rate on Agoda Official Site 2. When you escape from the beach party scene of Seminyak to the quiet mountainous region of Ubud, you’d want to make the most of the tranquil view. 3. Deciding where to stay will be a blissful dilemma indeed! 4. 5. 6. 7. Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures. The Pink Lake « Gary Pepper. There are countless natural wonders scattered across the globe… Some obvious, some hidden. It’s the ones in our very own backyards that we tend to overlook, or not even know about.

For Australia, the most iconic destinations that first cross my mind are the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. Obvious, and for very good reasons. But the hidden? Well, I’d have to say even I didn’t know this existed in Australia until a few months ago. After stumbling across an image of a vibrant pink lake that I found floating around the internet, I obsessively continued to spend several hours researching what they were and where I could find them. With the timing being quite perfect with an up-coming media trip with Western Australia Tourism, I had the perfect opportunity to experience and share this relatively unknown aspect of Australian beauty. Photos by Luke Shadbolt Location @ Hutt Lagoon, Port Gregory, Western Australia. The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime | minube. Buena Vista Images via Getty Images With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we’ve gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth.

From the great ancient capitals to the modern cities of Asia, the Americas, and beyond, here are the 50 cities you must see during your lifetime. 1.) Venice, Italy - How could we not include Venice? From its picturesque canals and grandiose basilicas to its colorful homes and cozy wine bars, there’s simply nowhere like it on Earth. Click here for more photos of Venice 2.) Click here for more photos of Seville 3.) Click here for more photos of New York City 4.) Click here for more photos of Lhasa 5.) Click here for more photos of Rio de Janeiro 6.) Click here for more photos of London 7.) Click here for more photos of Marrakech 8.) Click here for more photos of Petra 9.) Click here for more photos of Rome 10.) Click here for more photos of Varanasi 11.) 10 incredible hotels in Bali you won't believe under $50Bali Travel Stories. 8 Secrets Taipei Is Hiding From You – Deborah Tan | Material World. Chances are, you’ve been to Taipei and have your own list of favorite haunts to hit up for food and shopping.

But the city is still worth discovering. Deborah Tan, a seven-time visitor, recently visited the city (again) and found some new surprises. I love Taipei. I love the night markets because of the insane amount AND VARIETY of street food available. Did you know that when it comes to recycling efforts in the world Taiwan tops the list? Admittedly, I am not the most adventurous of travelers. Here are some spots I strongly recommend you check out the next time you’re in the city … don’t say never share! 1. Inspired by the boutique hotels and loft apartments of New York, the owners of Check Inn wanted to create an affordable, yet stylish, stay for travelers who want to stay somewhere between an upmarket hotel and a back-to-basics backpackers hostel.

Check Inn is located at 253 Songjiang Road. www.checkinn.com.tw 2. 3. Good Cho is located at 54 Songqin Street. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 50 Unpredictable And Non-Clichéd Places To Travel To In Your 20s. There are certain destinations we all dream of traveling to one day: Paris, Rome, Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro, Jerusalem, Tokyo, New York City, Buenos Aires, Beijing, Stockholm.

They’re magical cities with cultures and histories that have shaped the dynamic fabric of our globalized world. Travel snobs will tell you these places are so inundated with tourists that you won’t really enjoy visiting them. These individuals have lost sight of how privileged they are to travel in the first place. Regardless of how crowded these places may be, there’s nothing quite like staring up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, emerging from the NYC subway for the first time and staring down at the streets of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower. In truth, it’s almost impossible to visit anywhere these days that’s completely untouched by tourism.

The hidden gems of the world are becoming hot spots for tourists — so all the more reason to visit these places sooner rather than later. 1. Shutterstock 2. 3. 4. 5.