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On sale in Australia: Avocados as big as your face

(CNN) — Australians can now look forward to an extra-large helping of avocado with their weekend brunch. The world’s largest avocado has just premiered Down Under. Dubbed “Avozillas” — these souped-up avocados are about five times bigger than a regular one. These enormous avos originally hail from South Africa, but …

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An event that combines cheese and rapping

(CNN) — The line to get in was curled around the block. Twentysomethings in fox-print shirts and retro sunglasses checked their phones nervously. It was the hottest event in Brooklyn on a Saturday afternoon. But it wasn’t a club or a trendy new restaurant opening. It was a festival dedicated …

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Stay in a tiny hotel on Amsterdam’s bridges

(CNN) — There’s no better spot to watch the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam’s canals than the city’s bridges. And with new project SWEETs Hotel, Amsterdam-lovers can get one step closer to the water. This new initiative has transformed the tiny buildings dotted along the city’s bridges — known as …

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Miami’s best hotels, according to LTI

Editor’s Note — LTI is a global members-only luxury travel ratings organization for the discerning traveler. CNN is collaborating with LTI to offer content normally available only to its members. Click here for more (use invitation code CNN300) (CNN) — Miami’s hotel scene has been flourishing for years and is …

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Miami’s best restaurants, according to LTI

Editor’s Note — LTI is a global members-only luxury travel ratings organization for the discerning traveler. CNN is collaborating with LTI to offer content normally available only to its members. Click here for more (use invitation code CNN300) (CNN) — Miami’s restaurant scene has been overlooked in favor of that …

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West Lake shrimp cakes: The one food you have to try in Hanoi

(CNN) — Overlooking Hanoi’s peaceful West Lake, eponymous restaurant Banh Tom Ho Tay (West Lake Shrimp Cake) sports a no-frills setting, filled with plastic green chairs. But you’re not here for grand interiors. The historic restaurant is famous for its namesake dish, made fresh daily using a special family recipe. …

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How to eat your way through Italy

I have them tallied in my notebook like an old shopping list: nine plates of spaghetti alle vongole, seven golden pools of risotto Milanese, 22 servings of tagliatelle al ragu. In the end, only a handful of those meals made it into the pages — not because they weren’t worthy, …

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