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Conrad, the Otago & Incat

10 February 2013 | Places

Joseph Conrad – author of Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness (the literary inspiration for Apocalypse Now) only had one ship command during his nautical career. In 1899 the sailing ship Otago put in to Bangkok when its captain died. Conrad assumed the command and sailed t...

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100 Places You Will Never Visit

25 October 2012 | Media

Daniel Smith adds to the list of travel list books – Lonely Planet has certainly done a few of them – with 100 Places You Will Never Visit. In fact some of them you probably won’t want to visit – terrorist would prefer to avoid Guantánamo Bay, ditto for drug smugglers...

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Repair an A380 – 14 June 2011?

17 November 2010 | Transport

▲ Crossing the Pacific in a Qantas A380, view from the tail-mounted Skycam How long before the Qantas fleet of A380 aircraft gets back into the air? They’ve been grounded since QF32 suffered an ‘uncontained engine failure’ on take-off from Singapore's Changi Airp...

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London to Australia – Aerial Views

16 November 2010 | Places

Our October trip from London to Australia was long and low so there were plenty of aerial views. Starting with our first stop on Jersey, just over an hour out of London’s Biggin Hill Airport. Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, close to the French coast, but British...

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The Hotel Internet Connection Rip Off

11 November 2010 | Living

Earlier this year I spoke at a hotel conference in Macau and listed 10 things I don’t like about hotels – I’ll put that list up on this site in the next week or two. Meanwhile I’m going to vent about my number one hotel dislike – inflated internet connection charge...

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