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And the Oscar for the best goodie bag goes to…

by Sunday, February 24, 2019

It's Oscar season and the 91st Academy Awards will screen on Channel 9 from midday on Monday, 25 February. But, first, we have to talk... Not about the Best Picture or Best Actress nominees. (Hello Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper!) No, it's time to talk about the extravagant, $US100,000+ nominee "swag" bags, sent to all 25 major nominees ...

Shamu, San Diego

by Friday, October 30, 2015

San Diego is California’s second largest city. It has a population of just 1.2 million and shares a border with Tijuana. The two cities grew together during the 1880s land boom. Visitors get a buzz out of visiting two countries in one day, particularly as the contrast between the them is like chalk and cheese. San Diego is a good comfortable city to explore. It has a beautiful coastline with loads of beaches to be enjoyed in a near-perfect climate. Downtown streets are in grid form and the main road, Broadway, runs from the waterfront through the middle of town. The massive Horton Plaza is the centrepiece of the city’s urban development, and the renovated Gaslamp Quarter is the place to go for ambience and entertainment.