travel

travel November 2, 2019

Tangier, Morocco

Once a wonderland of drug-fuelled hedonism and bohemia for Western artists and writers, today’s Tangier has developed its own cultural identity beyond the legend.

travel October 26, 2019

A whisky quest in Japan

Seven years after hearing about a one-off bottle of a 1961 Japanese single malt whisky, blended in honour of a famed conductor’s 50th birthday, the author tracks it down in a bar named Keith.

travel October 19, 2019

Timor-Leste’s Agora Food Studio

Alva Lim moved from Australia to Timor-Leste, where she co-founded the Agora Food Studio, a social enterprise that celebrates the unique Timorese cuisine.

travel October 5, 2019

Rediscovering a love for food in Abruzzo

Burnt out by working long hours as a Melbourne chef, the author headed to Italy to study art and regroup. In the process, she found her passion for food was reignited.

travel September 28, 2019

Zion National Park, Utah

Following an energy-sapping hike through sublime Utah scenery, a conversational impasse is broken by talk of Mormons and mass shootings. A strange choice for small talk? As the author discovers, everything comes down to timing.

travel August 31, 2019

Banksy and street art in Bristol

Even a visitor with no interest in street art might find that a tour of Banksy’s Bristol leaves an indelible mark.

travel August 17, 2019

Tourism in Guerrero, Mexico

The Mexican state of Guerrero offers iconic beaches, culinary delights and a pleasing climate. But for tourism promoters trying to sell it as a dream destination it has one major hitch – a frighteningly high crime rate.

travel August 3, 2019

Taipei’s beef noodle soup

On a quest to find Taipei’s best beef noodle soup, the favourite comfort food of the Taiwanese, the visitor may find the dish also holds memories that warm the heart.

travel July 20, 2019

The Johannine Library and Mafra Palace

A journey to see the majestic libraries of Coimbra, Portugal, may make the visitor wonder at the hand of fate.

travel July 6, 2019

Cannabis tourism in Toronto

Canada’s legalisation of recreational cannabis last year has created a market for marijuana tourism. Even on a guided tour the details may become a little hazy.

travel June 8, 2019

Tropical Islands Resort, Berlin

The transformation of a one-time Nazi airbase into faux Tropical Islands is a spectacle on a scale that must be seen to be believed.