Southern Ocean Lodge:

Hotels – The Worst One & Some Good Ones in 2009

15 December 2009 | Living

The worst hotel of the year? McAlpine House in Broome, Western Australia. In 2009 I stayed in about 70 different hotels in 16 countries. Many of them were strictly one night stands although there were a fair number of two or three nighters, the longest visit was si...

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Pretty Beach

13 January 2009 | Places

Pelicans perching at the bayside, Pretty Beach We started 2009 in a very luxurious place (the Southern Ocean Lodge) close to a couple of spectacularly rugged national parks on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. And we’ve continued the pattern with a stay at the e...

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Koalas 400

Kangaroo Island for the New Year

2 January 2009 | Places

▲ Kangaroo Island kangaroos We finished 2008 and started 2009 with a visit to Kangaroo Island. Australia’s third largest island (after the mainland that is) lies south of Adelaide in the state of South Australia. It’s big (seven times as large as Singapore Isla...

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