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May, 2010


Gentleman of Leisure: Leaving England

Rafiq Copeland bids farewell to England with a list of his favourite things about the country.

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Slide Night: Winter on a Greek island

It may be winter in Europe, but it’s always summertime on the island of Santorini, Greece, writes Matt de Neef.

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A how-to guide for haggling in China

For a nation accustomed to receiving blank looks when bargaining, and whose only haggling technique consists of asking “What’s your best on that?”, buying toothpaste in China can be a shock to the Australian system.

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The Insider: Travel should be even more expensive

I know I’m putting myself in the firing line here but I actually think airlines should charge for every kilo of luggage we take with us, says CEO of Intrepid Travel, Darrell Wade.

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The many wankers of the backpacker rainbow

Now it would be remiss of me to suggest that only foreign travelers are wankers. In fact, if I’ve learned nothing else from travel it’s that wankerism is a worldwide problem in need of a worldwide solution. Like global warming. Or hipsters.

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Slide Night: Scoring a coal in football

Parents across most of the Western world take for granted that their child will be born and raised in a healthy environment. Families in Indonesia don’t have the same luxury, especially those living next one to one of the many coal-powered electric stations.

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The link between airports and herpes

The travel bug is kind of like the herpes virus. And there’s just something about being surrounded by travellers at the airport that seems to bring on the worst cold sores, writes Matt de Neef.

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Background to holiday inspiration

Desktop backgrounds: the perfect spot to gain a bit of holiday inspiration.

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Shanghai is for jerks

Shanghai has been one of the destinations I’ve been most looking forward to on our Asia itinerary. That is, until I arrived and underwent public humiliation over a flowery toiletry bag.

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Bhutan: where theatre meets hip hop, maggots and Buddhism

Fregmonto reports from a theatre company in Bhutan, where performers are drawing from the bipolar culture they have grown up in, with traditional dances mixing with Disney channel, hip hop, salsa and Bollywood, to create exciting, living breathing performances.

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