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High Five… Alternative Christmas Food from Around the World!

Does your Christmas feast look like the same (albeit delicious) collection of turkey, roasties and sprouts every year? Are you full to the brim with bread sauce, cranberries and stuffing? It’s not the only way! Take some inspiration from what others around the world will be chowing down on come 25th December.

Fried chicken is a favourite Christmas dinner in Japan.

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High Five… National Dishes of Asia!

Now, I’m not saying that food is the only consideration when choosing a destination to visit… but for me, it’s definitely up there with the beautiful beaches and buzzing cities as one of the main highlights of any adventure.

This week we’re exploring some delicious national dishes of Asia… now excuse me while I nip off to the nearest food cart.

Bi Bim Bap, South Korea.

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High 5… Mountain Views!

Mountains stir something in all of us. The urge to push harder, climb higher, see the world from a new perspective and occasionally slide down a steep slope with sticks strapped to our legs squealing. From the tropical to the topical to the downright beautiful, here’s our choice of the high 5 mountain views.

The Swiss Alps.

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High Five… Greece!

So near, and yet, so far, exploring Greece can feel like you’ve travelled half way across the world on your three hour flight. In the news for all the wrong reasons recently, there’s a lot more to Greece than package holidays to party islands.

Scratch the surface and you’ll find incredible ruins, tiny mountain villages, fascinating wildlife and, yes, a party or seven. Hold on to your togas, here’s our Grecian High Five…

Athens has lots to discover...

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High Five… Top End Australia!

Away from the big draws of the east coast and magical Ayers rock, the Top End of Australia, aka The Northern Territory, is often overlooked by visitors searching for the perfect beach or a slice of big city life.

But when you’re diving into rock pools, exploring ancient Aboriginal sites, coming face to face with Crocosaurus and sleeping out under endless stars, we guarantee you won’t miss the crowds.

Sunset on Mindil Beach, Darwin.

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