Published on August 1st, 2017 | by Crissandra Ayroso0
Fare of the Month – Sydney, Bali & Seoul with Air Canada
Uncover cosmopolitan cities, seaside serenity and a foodie’s paradise with our newest Fare of the Month with Air Canada!
Last month, we shared an exciting deal to Paris and Iceland with Icelandair for you to ride into the 24-hour long Icelandic sunset on a romantic adventure to the City of Light and the City of Fire and Ice. This month, we’re sending you on the adventure of a lifetime! We hand-picked three of our top favourite cities in the world that would give you 1) sultry city vibes, 2) seaside serenity, and 3) #foodiegoals and we came up with this neatly packaged 3-city Fare of the Month flight deal to Sydney, Bali & Seoul with Air Canada. This deal includes roundtrip flights from a Canadian gateway into Sydney, Denpasar (Bali), and Seoul with Star Alliance member and flagship carrier, Air Canada. Don’t forget to ask about our Airfare Package, hotels, tours, activities, travel insurance and more!
Down Under in Sydney
Stroll through Sydney, an exciting coastal city with twists and turns around every corner. From the Rocks Foodie Markets to the Sydney Opera House to the beaches, Sydney will amaze you.
Food for the Seoul
Let your heart – and stomach – lead the way through this slice of foodie paradise in South Korea. For those who hear an ‘80s love ballad, feel overcome with so much emotion, or overreact after one bite of the most amazing (fill in the blank) ever, Seoul will satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Here are a few popular Korean dishes to get you started.
It’s one of the more fun dish names to say out loud and is one of the most beloved Korean comfort foods – bibimbap – a bowl packed with a bed of rice, layered with an assortment of meat (optional) and vegetables seasoned with traditional flavours like gochugaru (a spicy fermented red pepper paste), sesame oil, a little bit of sugar, vinegar and garlic, then topped with the signature egg, sunny side up.
One of the most popular Korean dishes internationally, bulgogi is a savoury dish made with thin slices of beef marinated in gochugaru, sesame oil, soy sauce, and a little bit of sugar, vinegar and garlic.
Served as a side dish at just about every Korean table for just about every meal is kimchi, a spicy pickled cabbage, seasoned with gochugaru, the seasoning that gives this dish its signature red colour, and a little bit of salt, sugar, garlic and ginger. Its flavours complement a lot of Korean cooking which is why you’ll find hundreds of different variations that pairs well with your meal.
Rest, relax and retreat in Bali. Denpasar is the capital of Bali, modern and traditional with centuries-old temples, museums next to shopping malls, restaurants and cafes. Escape even further away to Ubud, the hidden paradise featured in Eat, Pray, Love, and focus on wellness on a yoga or meditation retreat.
In the peaceful mountaintop village of Ubud, the lush bright green Tegallalang Rice Terrace hugs the picturesque cliffside. The Ubud Art Market sells goods crafted by local artisans and the city centre thrives as tourists discover this thriving up-and-coming destination.
Must See Hindu Temples in Bali
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (pictured above). Dedicated to Danu, the goddess of the water, lakes and rivers this temple complex is set along Lake Beratan, the second largest lake in Bali and consists of four sacred buildings. Each temple was built to worship different gods – Danu, Shiva (the god of destruction), Vishnu (the god of protection), and Sang Hyang Widhi (the almighty god).
Tanah Lot. Legend has it, a high priest by the name of Dang Hyang Nirartha travelled to Bali in 1489 to honour the sea god, Baruna. When a village chief opposed Nirartha and tried to exile Nirartha, Nirartha resisted and protected himself by shifting a large rock he meditated upon out to sea while transforming his sashes into sea snakes to guard it.
Uluwatu Temple. Perched atop a dramatic steep cliff, the Uluwatu temple, one of the temples that Balinese Hindus believe that the three divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva become one here.
Flying with Air Canada
You know you’ll be in good hands when you’re flying long haul with Air Canada. Depending on when you’re flying, you may have a chance to fly onboard one of the newer members of Air Canada’s burgeoning fleet – the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. This bad boy flies the Canada to Seoul route, so you might just be lucky enough to experience the 787 on your return.
One of the most innovative aircraft flying in the air, the Dreamliner is equipped with a number of exciting new technologies:
- lightweight airframe 50% built with composite materials like carbon fiber to fly further while consuming less fuel (the other 50% is aluminum, titanium, and steel)
- lower cabin pressurization which allows the body to absorb oxygen easier lessening dehydration, jet lag, and fatigue
- acoustically treated engine inlets and chevrons to reduce noise onboard
Check with your travel agent to see how you can get onboard this Dream!