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Oktoberfest around the world

We all know that Oktoberfest originated from the great city of Munich where it is celebrated every year in style. However, if you are someone who travels and loves German beer and bratwursts don’t worry because below are the top cities apart from Munich you can also enjoy the authentic Oktoberfest experience.

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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The second largest Oktoberfest outside of Munich takes place in Canada’s twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. Kitchener was actually named Berlin from 1833 until 1916 because of the large number of German immigrants migrating to the city. Attracting about 700,000 people per year and enough steins to serve an army you really get the full Oktoberfest experience.

Blumenau, Brazil


Blumenau also known as Brazils little Germany is hosts to South America’s best and well-known Oktoberfest celebrations. In 1850, German philosopher Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau, along founded the town as an agricultural colony. Today about 30 percent of the towns 320,000 residents are thought to be of German decent. It is estimated that about 650,000 liters of beer are consumed every year which is a more then valiant effort from everyone who attends.

Hong Kong


Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel celebrates its own version of Oktoberfest every year, Packed with authentic German beer, German cuisine and German music. Unlike some of the other drink till you can’t anymore the hotel only serves 200 steins per night so if you really want to take in this unique experience make sure you arrive early. The celebration, which stretches for 23 days, attracts more than 53,000 guests, who consume over 71,000 liters of beer.

Brisbane, Australia


If you’re down under but don’t want to miss the Oktoberfest experience you need to head to Brisbane, which hosts Australia’s largest Oktoberfest. The celebration attracts crowds of more than 30,000, however big festival manages do their best to maintain an intimate feel, thanks to the two Australian-German families who started, and still run, the festival. The festival takes place over the course of two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane features traditional German food and traditional German beer brewed specially for the event.

South Africa


From September to November, Bierfest, South Africa’s own version of Oktoberfest travels through three South African cities. Each stop features a 4,000-seat beer tent, inspired by the original Munich event as well as three specialty beers brewed by brew masters from the South African Breweries. In addition to beer and traditional German food and of course that authentic German Oktoberfest music. A great experience for anyone who gets the opportunity.

What other destinations are known for having great Oktoberfest?

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A perfect combo: travel & fashion

When we think about leisure travelling, first thoughts would be exploring, experiencing new cultures, trying out local cuisines, partying or shopping. What not many of us are considering when travelling is fashion. But there are a few of us (more likely ladies) who see traveling as an opportunity to try out nice outfits. Fashion can be a way where we get to express our personality and feel as a completely new person, and traveling does just that.

The diva of Travel and Fashion

If you want some inspiration from someone who is amazingly great at it, then Ji Kim is your role model. Ji is a flight attendant for 18 years, she loves travelling and she is passionate about fashion. She would be someone who you would follow on Instagram every day. Every picture, a different outfit.  Her outfits are a combination of classy and stylish but yet easy to wear, wherever you decide to travel.

From looking at her Instagram pictures you will notice that she is dressing accordingly to each destination. Her inspiration is influenced by the local fashion. She loves shopping from hidden local shops or local designers. This is one of her secrets why she always looks so distinctively great.

 

Instagram: @theclassycloud

Nonetheless you will also notice that she is a lady with high taste. Some of her outfit pieces are high end brands, especially for most of her shoes and handbags.

But what it’s really great is that Ji is always sharing her fashion sources. So if you follow her on Instagram or even her blog, The Classy Cloud, you will be able to find out from where she buys those stunning outfits. Her wardrobe is what every girl and lady is dreaming of.

Ji Kim is not only an extravagant flight attendant but she is also an entrepreneur. She has launched her own Classy Cloud Shoes Collection which looks devine. Her ballerina shoes are the perfect travel ‘must haves’. Your feet will be so grateful to you.

Note* The credit for this blog goes to Ji Kim

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Surviving a long-haul flight

What is a long haul flight

They say that a long haul flight is a flight longer than 6 hours. Apparently the longest one is the Dallas – Sydney flight operated by Qantas, which takes approx. 16 hours and 55 minutes.

Imagine being in a plane for almost 17 hours, with a bunch of other people. If you fly a A380 plane, chances are that there would be almost 400 -500 passengers with whom you will fly this long-distance journey.

 

How to make the most of your long haul flight

So you wonder how to survive a long-haul flight?

We came up with a list of recommendations from Denise, who is currently a flight attendant for Lufthansa. She has her own blog, Nala Behati, where she writes about her travels and passion for fashion. You can also find her on Instagram. So here they are:

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Drinking plenty of water

The most frequent causing effect of jet lags is the lack of water in our body. Most of us will get dehydrated due to not drinking enough water. So make sure you will drink plenty of water before your flight, during your flight and after.

Thermal Spring Water

For ladies, a facial mist would be also highly beneficial when flying long distances. You can spray it on your face
and neck during your flight to keep your skin hydrated. Thermal Spring Water by Avene is one of the best facial mists for you to try. You can apply it before and after the makeup, so will keep your face looking fresh.

Eye Mask & Cream

While trying to get a good sleep during the flight, a good idea to help your eyes rest is to pack an eye mask with you. This way you will avoid the cabin light to disturb your sleep. Also by applying an eye cream around your eyes, you will be able to avoid dark circles and puffiness.

Earplugs

Well as we may all know flying can be quiet noisy and not so comfortable (if you fly economy). So a good trick to
reduce the noise and make the most of your sleeping is to use earplugs. You can buy your own ones, or you can ask the flight attendants to provide you a pair.

If you have any additional tips, we would love to read your comment and make sure we will include them in the next blog.