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Those Fine Old Cuban Car

21 April 2016 | Transport

On my last trip to Cuba in 2014 I was delighted to note that the old American cars seemed to be looking better than ever. Many of them resplendent in pastel shades that never featured on the Detroit colour charts back in their era. ▲ Two years later there’s no chan...

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A Tiger Moth over Byron Bay

14 February 2016 | Transport

I did a flight over Byron Bay a couple of weeks ago in a 1940s de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane, my daughter Tashi bought me the flight as a Christmas present (thank you Tashi!). ▲ You can see the Byron Bay lighthouse, marking the most easterly point in Australia, a...

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Soviet Bus Stops

30 December 2015 | Living

In a country where central planning tried to run everything and Socialist Realism aimed for the grand, the majestic, the over-decorated, somehow bus stops escaped the net. Christopher Herwig spent more than a decade and travelled over 30,000 km around the countries of...

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Aerial Views – Northern Australia

17 December 2015 | Transport

◄ Some of 2015’s best aerial views were from a Beechcraft Super King Air which a bunch of us chartered and flew across Northern Australia. We started at dawn from Melbourne’s Moorabbin Airport, as a group of hot air balloons drifted in from their morning flight over t...

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Aerial Views – some of 2015’s highlights

13 December 2015 | Transport

◄ An early morning Ryanair 737 flight from London to Turin and as usual the Alps look terrific. Remember the Winter Olympics were held in Turin in 2006, it’s not far from the Fiat motor city to the white stuff.   Absolutely the best out-the-window glimpse o...

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