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                                                                                                                                                                                                 It was fantastic news to hear last week
                                                                                                                                                                                              that ‘hopefully’ all interstate borders will
                                                                                                                                                                                              be open by Christmas. I know this will
                                                                                                                                                                                              be a massive relief to so many families
                                                                                                                                                                                              who are longing to be reunited with loved
                                                                                                                                                                                              ones after a long year of separation.
                                                                                                                                                                                              And it’s also some positive news for the
                                                                                                                                                                                              travel and tourism industry, let’s continue
                                                                                                                                                                                              to keep our fingers crossed that this is
                                                                                                                                                                                              the re-start the industry so desperately
                                                                                                                                                                                              needs. Unfortunately, it still looks like it
                                                                                                                                                                                              will be a while before international travel
                                                                                                                                                                                              begins again, so it’s not looking good
                                                                                                                                                                                              for my booked February cruise in Tahiti!!
                                                                                                                                                                                              However plan B is formulating. Tasmania

                                                                                                                                     From the
                                                                                                                                                                                              is beginning to seem like a great option

                                                                                                       ©Destination NSW
                                                                                                                                                                                              to me, with this week’s ‘ inspo’ picture

                                                                                                                                                                                              inspiring me to start planning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our feature story this week is based on
                                                                                                                                                                                              my absolute favourite part of the world.
                                                                                                                                         Jenny Piper                                          The NSW South Coast – a road trip from

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sydney to Merimbula. If this inspires you

                                                           6                                                                                                                                  to take this route, a must stop is Jervis
                                                                                                                                                                                              Bay with its white sands, natural beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                              and abundant marine life. Allow time to
4          Destination spotlight                                                                                                                                                              take a dolphin watch cruise, you won’t be
           Discover where in the world you should                                                                                                                                             disappointed.
           visit next                                                                                                                                                                            Let’s all ‘keep dreaming’ of those
6          For foodies                                                                                                                                                                        next adventures, start planning a 2021
           Chicago’s best deep dish pizza                                                                                                                                                     holiday - visit your local travel agent
                                                                                                                                                                                              for more ideas and special offers. And
7          In the news
           Catch up on the latest travel and cruise news
                                                                                                                                                                                              follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@
                                                                                                                                                                                              travelcruiseweekly) for more stories to
8          Soaking up the south coast                                                                                                                                                         inspire those future travels.
           Myles Stedman explores one of the best road
           trip routes in NSW
12         Take Four

           Crypts around the world
14         Keep your cruising dream alive
           Read all about our experience of Viking Akun
           and why it might be your next cruise
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                                                                                                                          Publisher – Jenny Piper                    Anna Piper                            Macquarie Park NSW 2113 Australia
           Take a sip and plan your next trip!                                                                                                                       anna.piper@traveldaily.com.au         Tel: 1300 799 220 (+61 2 8007 6760)
                                                                                                                          Contributors – Adam Bishop, Bruce Piper,
18         Puzzles                                                                                                        Myles Stedman
                                                                                                                                                                     DESIGN                                Travel & Cruise Weekly is part of the
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           Hear from a travel agent all about their                                                                       ADVERTISING AND MARKETING                  Sarah Beyer
           cruise experience                                                                                              Sean Harrigan

                                                                Front cover image: Bruny Island Seals, Tas
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Bay of Fires, Tasmania
                                                  Located on Tasmania’s northeastern coast, the Bay of Fires is famous for its vibrant
                                                      colours. Crystal clear water and white sandy beaches contrast with the striking
                                                    orange of the lichen-covered boulders. With many hidden beaches and inlets to
                                                         explore, be sure to check out this stunning area on your next Tassie holiday.

                                                                                                                                                    Photo credit
                                                                                                                                                    ©Stu Gibson

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For foodies
                                                                                                                                    In the News


                                                                                                                   Travel hopes
                                                                                                                                                     hotel quarantine,” Hunt said,     new approach called “Always
                                                                                                                                                     adding the Government was         Included”.

Chicago’s Pizza Pie                                                                                                rise on vaccine                   looking to add progressive
                                                                                                                                                     layers of safety in a series of
                                                                                                                                                                                          Effective for reservations
                                                                                                                                                                                       made after Wed 18 November,
                                                                                                                      Health Minister Greg Hunt      travel bubbles with other low     all Celebrity fares include
  Chicago-style pizza, also                    neighbourhood, you’re at         North Side, set among the          this morning revealed that        risk priority countries.          unlimited wi-fi, beverages
known as deep-dish or                          the place it all began. Uno      brownstone houses for which        an Australian-developed              “In an ideal world, if the     and gratuities, with the cruise
deep pan pizza, is one of                      also serves pastas, steaks       this part of Chicago is famed.     COVID-19 vaccine was set to       vaccination strategy is           line’s CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo
the most recognisable takes                    and burgers, but founder Ike                                                                          complete as we anticipate,        saying the move will make it
on the Italian dough-based                     Sewell would be offended if
                                                                                  Big G’s Pizza                    commence Phase 3 clinical
                                                                                                                   trials before Christmas.          then by the end of 2021 we’ll     easier to book a cruise.
dish there is. This high-                      you didn’t try the pizza style      Located on Clark Street                                           be very close to, I would            “Today, nothing is more
                                                                                outside famous Wrigley Field,         Initial data on safety and
edged pizza can be found                       he invented and perfected in                                        efficacy of the vaccine was       put it this way, widespread       luxurious than when things
throughout the Midwest, but                    the 1940s.                       Big G’s is known for attracting                                      international travel,” the        are extra simple and extra
                                                                                Chicago Cubs fans as they          very encouraging he said, and
when you find yourself in                                                                                                                            Minister promised.                special...we wanted to bring
the Windy City, we suggest
                                                 Peqoud’s Pizza                 make their way out of the          with the program now ahead
                                                                                                                   of schedule it’s possible that                                      that big, wonderful feeling of
                                                  Known for its own take on     stadium and into the trendy
heading to one of these
iconic institutions to try                     Chicago-style pizza, featuring   bars of affluent Wrigleyville.     if the trials are successful,
                                                                                                                   it could become generally
                                                                                                                                                     Celebrity goes                    ‘everything is taken care of’
                                                                                                                                                                                       to life for our guests.”
some.                                          caramelised crusts, Peqoud’s
                                               is another Chicago institution
                                                                                Famed for serving its pizza
                                                                                by the slice, Big G’s is perfect   available early in the third      all-inclusive                        There’s also the option to
                                                                                                                                                                                       add on an “Elevate” package
    Pizzeria Uno                               with a small number of           if you’ve come to experience       quarter of next year.
                                                                                                                      That in turn “opens up           Celebrity Cruises hasn’t        offering unlimited premium
  This family-friendly pizza                   locations across the city.       the Chicago creed that is                                            been resting on its hands         drinks and up to US$200
chain is found throughout                      This writer’s favourite is       baseball - grab a slice of         the possibility of travel for
                                                                                                                   Australians, so they can travel   during the pandemic pause,        towards shore excursions,
the city, but if you find                      found in the Lincoln Park        deep-dish without paying                                             last week unveiling a switch      or the ultimate “Indulge”
yourself in the River North                    neighbourhood on the city’s      Wrigley Field prices.              safely, they can return safely.
                                                                                                                      “It reduces the need for       to simplified pricing under a     package with streaming wi-fi.

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Pack your bags and empty     for all levels and abilities.    world. Make sure you take

              Soaking up the
                                                                           esky for a trip down the        The company has a range of       your swimmers as well – after
                                                                           south coast. Starting from      lessons, from one day to 12      a brisk bushwalk the blue
                                                                           Sydney, head south, passing     weeks, and their progams         of the water coupled with
                                                                           through the National Park,      also include delicious           the stunning white sands is

               south coast
                                                                           to where you will find your     food, beautiful scenery and      so enticing it will be hard to
                                                                           first notable monument and      wildlife experiences, allowing   resist a dip.
                                                                           photo opportunity, the Sea      travellers to experience much      Jervis Bay is also a marine
                                                                           Cliff Bridge – New South        more than just the waves if      sanctuary and the wildlife

                                                                           Wales’ answer to California’s   they want.                       in the area has increased
                                                                           Bixby Creek Bridge. Be sure        A little further down the     dramatically in the past
                                                                           to savour your traversing       coast is the famous Kiama        20 years since it was so
                                                                           of this bridge, as you are      Blowhole, which under            designated. Dolphin Watch
                                                                           travelling one of only seven    certain conditions, can          Cruises is one of the most
                                                                           off-shore parallel-to-coast     spray 50 litres of water up      experienced operators in the
           Australia is the kind of country that begs you to take a road   bridges in the world.           to 25 metres in the air, more    bay, and will take cruisers
                                                                              From there, follow           than enough to thoroughly        to drop in on up to 120
            trip; the cues are everywhere. From Highway 1, the longest     Lawrence Hargrave Drive         soak you and any travelling      bottlenose dolphins in the
           national highway in the world, to iconic drives through the     to Wollongong, and stop         companion you may have           region. For those after food
            NSW outback to Broken Hill, a road trip is an Aussie rite of   for a coffee on the beach,      brought.                         and wine experiences, head
                                                                           preferably from local              After Kiama, your next stop   to Cupitt’s Estate, a family run
           passage; Myles Stedman explores one of the best routes in       institution Buck’s Café. If     is Jervis Bay, where you can     boutique combination winery,
                   NSW, from Sydney to Merimbula over four days.           coffee on the beach is not      take the White Sand Walk         cellar door, restaurant, bar,
                                                                           Australian enough for you,      which winds through the          microbrewery and fromagerie
                                                                           consider a surf lesson with     coastal forest of Jervis Bay     set in the coastal countryside
                                                                           Australian Surf Tours, which    National Park and past some      between Ulladulla and
                                                                           offers learn to surf programs   of the purest sands in the       Milton. If you’re looking for

                                                                                                                                                       Opposite page: Sea Cliff
                                                                                                                                                       Bridge is one of the few
                                                                                                                                                       off-shore parallel-to-coast
                                                                                                                                                       bridges in the world

                                                                                                                                                       This page top: Take a dip in
                                                                                                                                                       the turquoise waters of Jervis

                                                                                                                                                       Left: Take in the famous
                                                                                                                                                       Kiama blowhole

                                                                                                                                                       Right: Head to Cupitt’s
                                                                                                                                                       Estate for food and wine

                                                                                                                                                       All images ©Destination NSW

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a place to rest your head, try Bangalay
Luxury Villas, located on Seven Mile
Beach at Shoalhaven Heads. There are
16 fully self-contained villas and the
onsite restaurant Bangalay Dining offers
quality food from local producers.
   Next up is the coastal town of
Narooma, the gateway to Montague
Island – one of New South Wales’ best-
kept secrets. It is here you can take in a
wide array of animals, such as the native
colony of seals and sea lions, and more
than 90 bird species. If you prefer to stay     From top: Experience
on shore, Narooma is at the heart of the        quality local food at
                                                                        Whether it’s a classic drive along the coast, a food and wine trail
Oyster Coast, and there are no shortage         Bangalay Dining            through the countryside, or an epic Outback adventure,
of locations at which you can sample            See the coast from                  there’s a road trip for everyone in NSW.
this Australian delicacy. The Sydney rock       the sky with South
                                                Coast Seaplanes
oyster, still heavily farmed in this area,
is one of the local favourites. If you want     Merimbula makes a
                                                                                       Plan your next NSW road trip now.
to take in Narooma from the sky, South          great base to explore
                                                the Sapphire Coast                        visitnsw.com/love-nsw
Coast Seaplanes offers a range of tour
packages, or if they don’t suit they can        Taste locally-farmed
                                                oysters on Captain
arrange a bespoke adventure.                    Sponge’s Magical
   Soon after departing Narooma, you            Oyster Tour
will arrive on the Sapphire Coast.
                                                All images
Merimbula makes a great base to visit           ©Destination NSW
and take in some of Australia’s best
produce including wine, meat, oysters,
seafood, olives, dairy, fruit & vegetables,
honey, herbs, jams and eggs. Captain
Sponge’s Magical Oyster Tour is a great
way to taste the locally farmed oysters,
with a two-hour on the water experience
run by owner and Captain Brett
Weingarth AKA “Sponge”. Make sure you
take your time in this region to satisfy
your tastebuds as well as enjoy the
area’s stunning natural scenery. Soak
up some of the outdoors when you stay
at Tanja Lagoon Camp in Mimosa Rocks
National Park. There are four luxurious
self-contained safari tents at the
camp, which overlook a coastal lagoon.
Bushwalk, kayak, stargaze or simply sit
back and relax in your queen-size bed.
   Travellers can easily do this road trip
in four days one way. There’s so much
to see and do that you’ll have to miss
things on the way down – luckily you can
take in some of what you’ve missed on
the way back.

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Take four                                                                                                                                                   Wawel Cathedral
Crypts and catacombs around the world offer                                                                                                                 Poland is home to many examples of impressive
fascinating glimpses into history. Here’s four to keep                                                                                                      gothic architecture, so it makes sense you

on your gothic radar.                                                                                                                                       might find some interesting crypts in this
                                                                                                                                                            region of eastern Europe as well. The country’s
                                                                                                                                                            Wawel Cathedral is an exquisite example of
                                                                                                                                                            gothic church construction, but it’s the morbid
                                                       The Capuchin Crypt                                                                                   treasure that lies within that draws just as many
                                                                                                                                                            visitors to this site. The building houses one of
                                                       Italy seems to be the mecca for strange crypts and                                                   Poland’s oldest burial sites, with a pastiche of
                                                       catacombs, most likely owing to its plethora of                                                      various leaders and monarchs laid to rest here
                                                       ancient churches which are known to house dead                                                       from as early as the 14th century. Perhaps the
                                                       bodies beneath many of their floors. If the site of                                                  most famous rulers interred here include Jan
                                                       human remains doesn’t make you run for cover,                                                        III Sobieski, the King of Poland and Grand Duke
                                                       check out The Capuchin Crypt located underneath                                                      of Lithuania from 1674 until his death, as well
                                                       the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei                                                       as Tadeusz Kosciuszko, one of Poland’s most
                                                       Cappuccini near Piazza Barberini in Rome, Italy.                                                     revered military leaders.
                                                       Here you will find the skeletal remains of 3,700

                                                                                                                                                                    ©Tourism WA
                                                       bodies speculated to be Capuchin friars buried by
                                                       their order. If its grim atmosphere wasn’t already
                                                       abundantly obvious, you should note that The
                                                       Marquis de Sade once noted a visit to the crypt was

                                                       “well worth the effort”.

                                                                                                             Lenin’s Mausoleum
Grand Masters Crypt
                                                                                                             For somewhere a little bit more current,
                                                                                                             why not stop in and visit the well-preserved
A trip to this crypt is a bit of a two-for-one                                                               remains of Russia’s former leader Vladimir
because it is located underneath the beautiful St                                                            Lenin. Resting peacefully inside a large
John’s Co-Cathedral in Malta. When you are done                                                              glass coffin inside Lenin’s Mausoleum in
gawking at the majesty of the temple’s grand                                                                 Red Square, Moscow, visitors can gaze upon
architecture, wander below deck to see the crypt                                                             the Russian revolutionary who presided
containing the bodies of former Grand Masters                                                                over one of the bloodiest periods of
of the Order of Malta, such as Philippe Villiers de                                                          Russian history - a far cry from his restful
L’Isle-Adam, Claude de la Sengle, Jean Parisot de                                                            look forever inscribed on his face in death.
Valette and Alof de Wignacourt. The remains are                                                              It’s hard not to feel a part of 20th century
positioned underneath the church’s main altar                                                                history when visiting here, with Lenin’s
                                                                                                             body providing a macabre time warp into a
                                                                    ©Andy von der Wurm

to emphasise their religious significance, with
the stone sarcophagi decorated with baroque                                                                  period of revolutionary uprising and violent
sculptural decorations depicting various floral                                                              totalitarianism.
themes and narratives.

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Keep your cruising dream alive
Travel agents are the best people to help you plan a cruise, they are experts in the product - they know the different cruise
lines, what each offer, and what will suit your budget. But they have also experienced many cruises themselves! This week’s
agent review comes from Craig Mathieson from Helloworld Toowoomba Ridge.

APT - MS Island Sky, Kimberley Cruise: Broome to Darwin
                                                The great place to eat was the alfresco
                                                dining area on the stern of the ship. The
                                                food was good, varied and served to you
                                                at the buffet and you got to enjoy the
                                                spectacular scenery. The main dining room
                                                was good, but the weather made outside
                                                the choice. The included drinks list is more
                                                than adequate, I found something for each

                                                                                               Itinerary highlight
The ship                                                                                       The absolute highlight was the excursions
Small ship expedition cruising, does it get                                                    on the zodiacs. Getting on and off the
any better? The ship’s décor is traditional,                                                   zodiacs is so slick even people using
the cabins are huge and the service great.                                                     walking frames were going. The stunning
So easy to find you way around and the                                                         scenery, the wildlife, the history, the
lectures were interesting, informative, and                                                    interaction with local indigenous people
often fun. The entertainment is intimate                                                       and a glass of bubbles on a beach as
as the bar is small and you eat and                                                            the sun sets had you looking forward to
explore with the entertainers.                                                                 getting off the beautiful ship.

                                                                                                                                           Top tip for clients
                                                                                                                                           This is all inclusive, intimate, expedition
                                                                                                                                           cruising on a small ship. You won’t spend
                                                                                                                                           anything on this cruise and you will see so
                                                                                                                                           much that can only be seen from a small
                                                                                                                                           ship cruise with zodiacs. The crew are
                                                                                                                                           happy and it shows in the brilliant service.

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Make it at home
These days, going out for a cocktail looks
                                                                                                         Our OBSESSION
                                                                                                         WITH DESIGN IS
different, so why not make one of our                                                                    STUNNINGLY OBVIOUS
unique cocktail recipes at home!                                                                         For our Celebrity Edge ® Series ships, we brought together
                                                                                                         a team of world-class architects and designers to create
                                                                                                         some of the most inspiring places at sea. They turned
                                                                                                         every space into an experience—every detail into high

                                                                     Splendor                            design—so the entire ship becomes a work of art.
                                                                                                         Step aboard Europe’s newest must-see landmarks.
                                                                     Regent Seven Seas
                                                                     Cruises has provided
                                                                     this week’s cocktail. The
                                                                     cruise line has created
                                                                     a number of different
                                                                     cocktails, all named after
                                                                     their ships. We’ve chosen
                                                                     just one, Splendor,
                                                                     named after Regent’s
                                                                     newest luxury vessel,
                                                                     Seven Seas Splendor.

Ingredients                                                        Method
45ml Crown Royal Whisky (or any kind of whisky you already have)   Combine all ingredients in a glass.
25ml fresh lemon juice                                             Add an orange peel to garnish and
25ml ginger puree                                                  enjoy!
15ml honey syrup
3-5 drops of citrus bitters
Orange peel to garnish                                                                                   CALL 1-800-754-500
                                                                                                         CONTACT YOUR TRAVEL ADVISOR
                                                                                                         VISIT CELEBRITY.COM/AU
                                                                                                         ©2020 Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador.

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Sudoku                                                 FIENDISH           Whose flag is this?                              Pub quiz                                             Unscramble
Complete the entire grid using the                                                                                                                                              How many words can you make
numbers 1-9. Numbers can only be used                                                                                      1. Melbourne’s Flinders Street railway station is    out of these nine letters? Every
once in each row, column, and 3×3 box.                                                                                         located at the intersection of Flinders Street   word needs to include the
                                                                                                                               and which other major artery?                    letter in the centre, have four
                                                                                                                           2. When was petroleum first discovered in            letters or more and not be a
                                                                                                                               Saudi Arabia?                                    proper noun or a plural. You
                                                                                                                               a) In the 1910s                                  can only use each letter once.
                                                                                                                               b) In the 1920s                                  There’s also one word that uses
                                                                                                                               c) In the 1930s                                  all nine letters.
                                                                                                                           3. Port Macquarie is located at the mouth of
                                                                          The green background and crescent of

                                                                                                                                                                                  H R Y
                                                                                                                               which river?
                                                                          this flag represent the majority Islamic
                                                                                                                           4. AYQ would be printed on your baggage tags if
                                                                          population of the nation, while the four
                                                                                                                               you were headed to which airport?
                                                                          stars stand for the islands that make up

                                                                                                                                                                                  A D I
                                                                          the country off the coast of Africa.             5. Approximately how many islands are in the
                                                                          That part of the flag was designed by a              Whitsundays?
                                                                          French herald, and was the whole flag            6. What is the current flagship of Cunard Line?
                                                                          while the country was a still a territory of     7. Which airline is also known locally as

www.sudokuoftheday.com – visit them and get a new Sudoku every day!
                                                                          France. After independence the stripes
                                                                          were added.
                                                                          Do you know whose flag it is?
                                                                                                                           8. Are there more indigenous Fijians or Indo-
                                                                                                                               Fijians in Fiji?
                                                                                                                                                                                  R R E
                                                                                                                           9. The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were            Good – 21 words
                                                                                                                               postponed by 12 months, and will now occur       Very good – 31 words
                                                                                                                               how many years after the city last hosted the    Excellent – 41 words
     Pub quiz                                                                                                              10. The Empire State Building is built in what       NOTE: We’ve used Chambers Dictionary
                                                                                                                               architectural style?                             to decide what words are acceptable.
     1. Prior to it moving to Melbourne, which city hosted the Australian Grand Prix?
     2. Is Perth closer to Darwin or Melbourne?
     3. By area, what is the largest country in the Arab world?
     4. The Thomas Cook brand is kept alive by operations in which country?
     5. Wild Life Sydney in Darling Harbour was formerly known as what?
     6. The Hazards and Wineglass Bay are features of which Australian national park?
                                                                                                                         Where in the
     7. Asiana Airlines is based in which country?                                                                       world?
     8. New Orleans’ airport is named after who?
                                                                                                                         This race track is most famous for
     9. Bamboo Airways is an airline originating from which country?                                                     a motor race held each October.
     10. What is the easternmost point of mainland Australia?                                                            Technically the track is classified
     11. What South Australian town are these pictures spelling out?                                                     as a street circuit, as it is a public
                                                                                                                         road when no racing events are
                                                                                                                         being run. The track is unusual by
                                                                                                                         modern standards, with the 6.2km

                                                                      +                                                  length having a 174m vertical
                                                                                                                         difference in height between the
                                                                                                                         highest and lowest points and
                                                                                                                         numerous very steep grades. Do
                                                                                                                         you know where in the world this
                                                                                                                         race track is?

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Pub quiz                                                                                          Museums and galleries word search
     1. Prior to moving to Melbourne Park in the city’s downtown area, which suburb was the             R    I   J   K M U        S   E      U M V       U   N   S   T      See if you can find these
         Australian Open played in?                                                                                                                                         words. They are hidden
                                                                                                        V   A    T   I   C    A   N   Y      Q   Z   Y   F   A   I   A      horizontally, vertically
     2. Mecca and which other city play host to the two holiest sites of Islam?
     3. Which river flows through New Orleans?                                                          B    I   C   O    L   F   R   Y      Z   A   J   F   I   L   T      and diagonally, forwards
                                                                                                                                                                            and backwards.
     4. New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region draws its name from which three                         G   R    T   N   R    O   T    L     S   L   A   I   N   O   E
     5. The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is located on which island?                                   M U      I   P   A    T   U   R      T   C   I   Z   O   P M
     6. How many states have territory in the Arctic and what are their names?                          T   G    G   T   E    T   O   V      Z   A   A   I   S   O   O
     7. Nuku’alofa is the capital of which country?
                                                                                                        S    Y   E   G    I   D   I   E      R   V   Z   G   H   R   D
     8. Are there more people in Albury or Wodonga?
     9. Hervey Bay is known as a prime location to spot what animal?                                    L    Z   E   G   E    S   U    L     D   E   B   A   T   C   E
     10. Langtree Avenue is the main street in which town?                                              F   H    A   E   A    N   H   B      O   V   J   L   I   A   R
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                                                                                                        O   U    K   C   D    Z   I   E      U   F   O   E   S   O   T

Whose flag is this?                                          Unscramble                                 M
                                                                                                        Z   G
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                                                                                                                                                 S   E
                                                             How many words can you make
                                                             out of these nine letters? Every           O   D    A   R   P    L   E   D      O   E   S   U M     E   Y
                                                             word needs to include the centre
                                                             letter, have four letters or more          A    I   F   O    S   A   N    I     E   R   H W M       J   M
                                                             and not be a proper noun or a
                                                             plural. You can only use each             ACROPOLIS               LOUVRE                    MUSEODELPRADO             TATEMODERN
                                                             letter once.                              BRITISHMUSEUM           METROPOLITAN              REINASOFIA                THEGETTY
                                                                                                       GUGGENHEIM              MONA                      RIJKMUSEUM                UFFIZIGALLERY
                                                                                                       HERMITAGE               MUSEEDORSAY               SMITHSONIAN               VATICAN

                                                                R G O
                                                                                                       Where in the
The tree in the centre of this flag is a cedar, which
has long been associated with this country. The first
                                                                Y L E                                  world?
                                                                U O N
flag of this country unofficially had the cedar on a                                                   Despite being commonly referred
plain background, but in 1920 the country became a                                                     to as a cathedral, this is actually
state under the administration of France which had                                                     just a parish church.
previously ruled over it and the flag had the cedar                                                    The church was built in the 1960s
on top of the French tricolour.                                                                        and comprises 11 concrete slabs in
                                                             Good – 18 words
The country became independent in 1941 and the                                                         an asymmetric form with openings
flag wasn’t changed. In 1943 however, an agreement           Very good – 27 words
                                                                                                       in between each slab which let
between the main religious groups in the country             Excellent – 36 words                      daylight in. This is particularly
created this flag, removing the blue from the                                                          useful as the church is in a place
tricolour and making the stripes horizontal instead          NOTE: We’ve used Chambers Dictionary to   that has short winter days.
of vertical. Do you know whose flag this is?                 decide what words are acceptable.         Where in the world is this?

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Puzzle answers

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Pub quiz: 1 Adelaide, 2 Darwin, by roughly       Pub quiz: 1 Kooyong, 2 Medina, 3 Mississippi
100 kilometres, 3 Algeria, 4 India, 5 Sydney     River, 4 Clarence River, Richmond River and
Wildlife World, 6 Freycinet National Park, 7     Tweed River, 5 Java, 6 Eight – Canada, Finland,
South Korea, 8 Louis Armstrong, 9 Vietnam, 10    Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden,
Cape Byron, 11 Snowtown (snow + town)            United States, 7 Tonga, 8 Albury, 9 Whales, 10

Whose flag is this: Coromos
                                                                                                   Contact your local travel
                                                                                                   agent to start planning
                                                 Unscramble: enrol, eulogy, glen, glory, glue,
Sudoku:                                          gluey, gluon, gruel, logo, lone, loner, long,

                                                                                                   your next dream holiday
                                                 longer, loon, lore, lounge, lounger, lour,
                                                 luge, lung, lunge, lunger, lure, lurgy, lyre,
                                                 NEUROLOGY, ogle, ogler, oleo, ology, only,
                                                 rely, role, rule, ugly, urology

                                                 Whose flag is this: Lebanon

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Page 19                                          Where in the world: Arctic Cathedral, Tromso,
Unscramble: aide, aired, arid, dairy, dare,      Norway
dear, deary, diary, dire, dray, dreary, drey,
drier, dryer, dyer, HAIRDRYER, haired, hard,
harder, hardier, hary, hared, harried, hayed,
hayride, head, heady, heard, herd, hide, hied,
hydra, idea, raid, raider, rayed, read, ready,
ride, rider, yard

Pub quiz: 1 Swanston Street, 2 c) 1930s, 3
Hastings River, 4 Ayres Rock Airport, 5 More
than 70, 6 Queen Mary 2, 7 All Nippon Airways,
8 Indigenous Fijians, 9 57 years, 10 Art deco
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