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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

The Taste of Ja­pan Yummy Fun Truck, spon­sored by the Ja­pan Na­tional Tourism Or­ga­ni­za­tion, is vis­it­ing mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions in Mel­bourne this week­end and next to cel­e­brate daily di­rect Qantas flights be­tween the Vic­to­rian cap­i­tal and Tokyo Narita, launched in De­cem­ber; ex­pect Ja­pane­sein­spired flavours cre­ated by Gelato Messina and chances to win trips • In part­ner­ship with the Hong Kong Beer Co, Cathay Pa­cific has launched the first hand­crafted bot­tled beer brewed for high-alti­tude con­sump­tion; Betsy Beer is named af­ter Cathay Pa­cific’s “Betsy”, a Dou­glas DC-3 that flew in the 1940s and 50s, and will be served to first and busi­ness-class pas­sen­gers un­til April 30 on flights be­tween Hong Kong and Bri­tish ports • Small-group spe­cial­ist By­roads Travel has a new 13-day Uzbek­istan itin­er­ary cov­er­ing high­lights such as Tashkent, Bukhara, Sa­markand and Khiva; de­par­tures ex-Tashkent on Oc­to­ber 8 this year or Oc­to­ber 7, 2018, cost from $US2895 ($3987) a per­son, twin-share.

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