Israel on your mind? This is the only food guide you’ll ever need to plan your travel

It’s Thursday night and Tel Aviv is hopping. Diners are lining up outside of Port Said restaurant; the sidewalk is filled with drinkers. It’s a similar story nearby at Santa Katarina. If you haven’t booked a table, good luck. Across town at the Salon, it’s even more lively. The dining room is jammed and the terrace is packed with people smoking, chatting on their phones or waiting for a table. Many are doing all three. Despite the specter of confrontation as Iran entrenches itself near Israel’s border with Syria, Israelis…

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The bribes you’ll probably have to pay in Bali

It’s a stunning spot for a holiday, but if you travel to Bali beware of the bribes you might be asked to pay. Picture: iStock WITH beautiful beaches, budget flights and even cheaper food and drink, it’s little wonder that Bali is the holiday destination of choice for 16,000 Australians a month. For as little as $3 a day plenty of Aussies hire a scooter to explore the island, but what many don’t realise is that it can easily come with additional costs — in the form of on-the-spot “fines”…

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