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12 Best Places To Visit In Japan

Land of the Rising Sun

12 Best Places To Visit In Japan

Japan is a must in anyone’s bucket list of travel. There is nothing quite like Japanese culture, from their ancient historic traditions of samurais and geishas to their futuristic modern peculiarities of high tech robotics and high-end fashion. Japan is a surprising combination of peace and chaos, old and new and has just the right amount of quirkiness to make it an addicting place to visit. It's a country that will have you coming back for more. Here are a few places that are essential when visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.

Win 4 Tickets to Cirque Africa

On Friday, 27 October at 5pm

Win 4 Tickets to Cirque Africa

A jawdropping explosion of colour, culture, rhythm and showstoppers. Queensland – ready yourself for CIRQUE AFRICA, a kaleidoscopic, high performance show that celebrates the colour and culture of Africa, starring 22 performers from six African countries. It’s the show that won five stars at the Adelaide Fringe Festival this year, is acclaimed as the greatest performance experience from Africa and it will call the Roundhouse Theatre in Brisbane home for two thrilling weeks from October 24 to November 4!

Want to win a family pass for the show on Friday, 27 October at 5pm (4x tickets total)? Of course you do... read on...

Red Deer Festival 2017

Music turns interstellar on Mount Samson

Red Deer Festival 2017

The Red Deer Festival is gearing up to be it’s biggest show yet, with hundreds of tickets sold on launch day and many more tallying up as opening draws near. Since it first debuted in 2010, the founders have made a reputation of going against the music festival grain. Forgo your previous notions of high strung staff, overpriced beverages and No Frisbees Allowed. Instead, Red Deer Festival is Rooted in a tradition of late nights by the fire, hunkering into some food truck tucker, all the while dancing to the sounds of local acts. Plus, it’s BYO. Homemade Margaritas, anyone?

Cirque du Soleil 2016

Kooza Comes to Brisbane

Cirque du Soleil 2016

DARE-DAZZLING, dramatic, DEATH-DEFYING, heart-stopping, utterly brilliant …. KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil is in town for 2016. The name KOOZA is inspired by the Sanskrit word “koza,” which means “box,” “chest” or “treasure,” and was chosen because one of the underlying concepts of the production is the idea of a “circus in a box.”

Ticket for the Brisbane season of KOOZA are at Cirque du Soleil Kooza website or by phone on toll free 1800 036 685. Showing at Skygate (next to Brisbane Airport DFO) from Nov 24 2016 until Jan 8 2017.

Brisbane’s best fish & chips

Frying Nemo

Brisbane’s best fish & chips

With the weather warming up, our taste buds are begging for the taste of summer – fish & chips! The fish, battered or crumbed to perfection, and chips, the correct ratio of crunchiness and saltiness achieved – no wonder our tastebuds are watering just thinking about it. You can’t go wrong with this warm weather staple on a Friday night or weekend lunch, so without further ado, here are our favourite fish & chip stops in Brisbane.