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Quantas Airways

Qantas Airways Limited (/ˈkwɒntəs/) is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations.[10] It is the third oldest airline in the world, after KLM and Avianca, having been founded in November 1920;[11][12] it began international passenger flights in May 1935. The Qantas name comes from “QANTAS“, an acronym for its original name, “Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services“, and it is nicknamed “The Flying Kangaroo”. Qantas is a founding member of Oneworld, an airline alliance.

The airline is based in the Sydney suburb of Mascot, adjacent to its main hub at Sydney Airport. As of March 2014, Qantas had a 65% share of the Australian domestic market and carried 14.9% of all passengers travelling in and out of Australia.Various subsidiary airlines operate to regional centres and on some trunk routes within Australia under the QantasLink banner. Qantas also owns Jetstar Airways, a low-cost airline that operates both international services from Australia and domestic services within Australia and New Zealand; and holds stakes in a number of other Jetstar-branded airlines.

Centara Kata Resort

Great location and a resonabel hotel for tourism. Spatious rooms and 3 swimming pools. Food a bit blank but staff tries hard. As the resort is contracted with charter companies it becomes a bit worn down.

In the middle of Kata beach it has many restaurant and bar options. Not far to Karon, Kata Noi and Nai Harn beaches.

YERING STATION

YARRA VALLEY VICTORIA’S FIRST VINEYARD

Yering Station wines are founded on the bridging point between old and new. In every aspect of making of our wines, we employ and respect traditional, age-old techniques and enhance them with our own band of progressive winemaking, style and sophistication.

The 12 Apostles, Australia

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in VictoriaAustralia.

Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Seven of the original eight stacks remain standing at the Twelve Apostles viewpoint, after one collapsed in July 2005.[1] Though the view from the promontory by the Twelve Apostles never included twelve stacks, additional stacks—not considered part of the Apostles group—are located to the west within the national park.

Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger airliner, a wide-body aircraft manufactured by Airbus. Airbus studies started in 1988 and the project was announced in 1990 to challenge the dominance of the Boeing 747 in the long haul market. The A3XX project was presented in 1994; Airbus launched the €9.5 billion ($10.7 billion) A380 programme on 19 December 2000. The first prototype was unveiled in Toulouse on 18 January 2005, with its first flight on 27 April 2005. It obtained its EASA and FAA type certificates on 12 December 2006. Difficulties in electrical wiring caused a two-year delay and the development cost ballooned to €18 billion.

It was first delivered to Singapore Airlines on 15 October 2007 and entered service on 25 October. Production peaked at 30 per year in 2012 and 2014. However, Airbus concedes that its $25 billion investment for the aircraft cannot be recouped. On 14 February 2019, after Emirates reduced its last orders in favour of the A350 and the A330neo, Airbus announced that A380 production would end by 2021.[6]

The full-length double-deck aircraft has a typical seating capacity of 525, though it is certified for up to 853 passengers. It is powered by four Engine Alliance GP7200 or Rolls-Royce Trent 900 turbofans providing a range of 8,000 nmi (14,800 km). As of July 2019, Airbus has received 290 firm orders and delivered 239 aircraft; Emirates is the biggest A380 customer with 123 ordered, of which 112 have been delivered.

Sweden is the best in the world at pretty much everything

As Sweden celebrates its national holiday today, it’s a great occasion to take a bird’s-eye view on the country.

By revisiting the many global rankings out there, it becomes evident that Sweden is among the best countries in the world at just about everything of import — from gender equality and tech startups to pension systems and social progress. The World Economic Forum also made note of this recently.

Sweden is the best

Ikigai

Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” The word “ikigai” is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile.[1] The word translated to English roughly means “thing that you live for” or “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.”[2] Each individual’s ikigai is personal to them and specific to their lives, values and beliefs. It reflects the inner self of an individual and expresses that faithfully, while simultaneously creating a mental state in which the individual feels at ease. Activities that allow one to feel ikigai are never forced on an individual; they are often spontaneous, and always undertaken willingly, giving the individual satisfaction and a sense of meaning to life.[1]

Source: Wikipedia

Bonamanzi Game Reserve

Bonamanzi is a privately owned Game Reserve, 4000 hectares in size with the Hluhluwe River forming our Eastern border.​  Proclaimed a Natural Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the biodiversity of the Reserve we offer Sand ForestsSavanna & Wetland Areas.  This diversity is why Bonamanzi is recognised as one of the best birding destinations in Southern Africa.

From the Eastern side of the Reserve we offer magnificent views over False Bay – on the Western side a Viewing Deck overlooking the Lalapanzi Dam where one can relax and watch the sun set.

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Bonamanzi is home to “The Big Four“, no Lion.  We offer Game Drives on the Reserve which can be booked and paid for at Reception.  There are a few roads open to guests to do self drives but these are limited to certain areas and do not cover the whole Reserve, the Route covers a portion of the Sand Forest and takes you down to a section of the Hluhluwe River.  We suggest that guests drive in a 4×4.  Access to these roads is strictly dependent on the weather – no admittance during or directly after a rain storm, our Reserve Manager will open the roads once sufficiently dry.  This also applies to our Guided Game Drives.

One of Bonamanzi’s special features is that it provides an interactive bush experience in which you can participate in one of our guided walks or a game drive.  We offer unguided walks on our well appointed trails – caution needs to be taken on these and the guest needs to take full responsibility for their own safety.

Within a short 30 minute drive we have the Hluhluwe/Imfolozi “Big Five” Reserve.  We offer Game Drives to the Park and more information on these drives can be obtained from our Reception desk.

Isimangaliso Wetland Park – with access gained via the Ndlozi Gate is a mere 30 minute drive away.

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