Aerial Views – Melbourne to Singapore
1 August 2010 | Transport
I’ve quoted that Joan Didion line before, that ‘the most beautiful things I had ever seen had all been seen from airplanes.’ And flying Melbourne-Singapore in a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 a couple of weeks ago I was reminded how true that can be. Crossing Aust...
Feeding the Fish, Feeding the Crocs, Feeding the Humans, Releasing the Fish
6 July 2010 | Living
Feeding wildlife is widely regarded as ‘not advisable,’ despite which plenty of it gets fed in Australia’s Northern Territory. Aquascene is one of Darwin’s big attractions, particularly for children. Every day at high tide the local fish have learnt to swim in to Doct...
Flying over the Kimberley – Again
4 July 2010 | Transport
Last September Maureen and I went out the Kimberley Coastal Camp on Port Warrender in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. We flew out there in a single-engined Cessna 210, a couple of hours flight from the town of Broome with a non-stop gallery of amazing views...
Hotels – cheap & expensive, good & bad
21 June 2010 | Living
Last week I was in Macau speaking at a hotel conference, most of the conference was numbers and business, but my talk was light relief, hotels I’ve loved and hated, whether they were cheap – the Chhaya Hotel in Battambang, Cambodia in 2005 was US$4 and just fine. Cli...
Projects, Politics, Protests
25 December 2009 | The rest
I've been posting some 'end of 2009' lists in an assortment of categories, starting with Aerial Views, then with Hotels (good and bad), Other Transport, Music, Cars & Drives, Galleries & Museums, Books, Animals & Wildlife and Photographs. Today's is my fin...