I’m off to Bali and Java soon. An instructress too and as I gathered together for her some good places to stay in Bali today, I thought to share them with you; my other post about Bali is lost in the increasingly large archives. Brush up on the Schapelle Corby saga before you go to improve […]
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Mali is a great place. When I was young, I once met a now-famous architect, Kai Uwe-Bergmann, in Casablanca, and we decided to travel together, commencing next day, to Timbuktoo, which we did, up the Niger River, in a pirogue. There was a time when the Niger River was so big it was as if […]
Like the tuna, I’m going across the seas, to a new nation whose Prime Minister is the Che Guevara of our time, a charismatic guerrilla poet reluctantly coaxed into power from time to time by his people who aspires instead to tend his garden. Now Alain de Botton is a good writer. Consider, for example […]
Paul Theroux is a travel writer I like. Good travellers who are good writers are a rare breed. I only know of one other instance (a childhood infatuation with Gerald Durrell aside): Eric Newby, author of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, and that precursor to so many lesser books, A Small Place in […]
I took a holiday in Dunnalley, on the way from Hobart to Port Arthur, just 3 days after the Legal Profession Act, 2007 (Tas) finally came into operation on New Year’s Eve (more at the end of the post). Dunalley’s my kind of place: a tiny fishing village full of geraniums, a few remaining fishing […]