The Goddess & the City: Kali & Kolkata
23 March 2021 | Media
Melbourne-based photographer Tess Rice’s expansive photographic book perfectly captures that amazing Indian city and the city’s presiding deity, Kali, the Goddess of Death and Destruction who also represents energy, fertility and creativity.
I’ve been back to Kolka...
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...
Meet the New India, Same as the Old India
5 November 2010 | Living
Almost 40 years ago, travelling across Asia Maureen and I flew from Calcutta to Thailand and we still remember the culture shock of arriving in Bangkok. Compared to India it was amazingly well lit, air-conditioned, orderly, efficient and clean.
▲ street cow in V...
Flying to Australia 5
2 November 2010 | Places
The last leg of our multi-stop London to Australia flight didn’t start or end the way it was planned. In F-to-A 1 I wrote about the history of flying to Australia. F-to-A 2 went from London via Jersey, the south of France and Malta to the Greek island of Crete. F-to-A...
Flying to Australia 4
23 October 2010 | Places
Our trip is taking 25 days and makes 22 stops along the way. It's organised by the small Australian operator Heron Airlines. My first posting on the trip was an introduction to the history of London to Australia by air. Flying to Australia 2 covered the trip from Lond...