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June, 2010

Living in the whaling nations: land of the cold long winter

Paul Johannessen — an Australian who has a home in Norway and is currently living in Japan — writes Part I of a two part series into living in the whaling nations. Norway was once poor and now has incredible riches.


Slide Night: Two bikes and a boat

Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag) is a million-strong city on India’s east coast in the state of Andra Pradesh, and is home to a large naval base. Spykey and I were there for a couple of nights in February as a stopover during our journey back south to Trichy for our flight back to Australia, […]


A chicken crossing the road

Being a pedestrian in South East Asia is marginally less exciting than a werewolf in London I must confess, but I can assure you it’s probably far more likely to result in death.


I’m going to make a brand new start of it, in old New York

Twenty years ago I spent three weeks in New York City with my best mate, cat-sitting in a tiny apartment and vowed to return and live there. This time, I’m returning with my 15-year-old son, says Kristin Moore.


Gentlemen of Leisure: The weirdness of coming home

For most people, most of the time, coming home is an inevitable part of going away. But it still feels weird. Rafiq Copeland shares his recent homecoming experience.


Back. And now it’s time to daydream

Scott Bridges is back. Well, just for a short minute, before he heads off somewhere else. Where would you pick if you had two months of free time and a budget that can take you anywhere?


Bhutan: The Blow Horn and the Cursed TV

The amazing story of the haunted television — its previous owners all died — and Tshering Dorji, one of the founding members of the Happy Valley theatre group in Bhutan.


A Japanese holiday

Alex the Crikey intern interviews his housemate Holly Russell on the winter wonders of her solo travelling through Japan.