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Gentlemen of Leisure: False starts

Rafiq CopelandNov 29, 20105 Comments

In my defence I was very drunk. The fact that I was at a karaoke bar singing Africa by Toto will testify to this point. I am also compelled to reiterate that it came as an extreme shock and surprise to wake up and realise I had missed my flight to Johannesburg.

Warriors against silence: reading at the San Francisco public library

Warriors against silence: reading at the San Francisco public library

CrikeyNov 26, 20102 Comments

Binoy Kampmark writes: A public is aptly reflected in its libraries. The State Library in Melbourne was encouraged by the judicially severe character of Redmo

Poland says: my Jesus is bigger than yours

Poland says: my Jesus is bigger than yours

Jay MartinNov 25, 20107 Comments

Travel writer Jay Martin writes: Australia is a Big Place. I’m not talking landmass, although we’ve go

A tale of two travel strategies

CrikeyNov 23, 2010

Martin Lane writes: Let me tell you a tale of two travel brands… Pontin's and Butl

Living on the Norwegian edge

Living on the Norwegian edge

CrikeyNov 22, 20102 Comments

Sarah Baker writes: When someone says "let's go for a hike," I immediately think of big Kathmandu boots and hou

Climb aboard my sweaty, slum-filled Cambodian ride

Climb aboard my sweaty, slum-filled Cambodian ride

Allan SoutarisNov 19, 20106 Comments

Hello. My name is Allan and I'm an AYAD.

This Charming Town: An outsider looking in

This Charming Town: An outsider looking in

CrikeyNov 18, 20102 Comments

There's often a lot you don't appreciate about a city until you see it from a tourist's perspective and, being Perth born and bred, I imagine that applies to Melbourne too, says Cat Walls as she takes a stroll through Australia's culture capital.

The revelation of Bordeaux, the quiet Paris

The revelation of Bordeaux, the quiet Paris

Nicola HeathNov 15, 20107 Comments

It won't surprise those who have visited the city before, or those who are better researchers than me, but Bordeaux was a revelation, says Nic Heath.

One Spanish November weekend: Gaudi vs the Pope

One Spanish November weekend: Gaudi vs the Pope

CrikeyNov 11, 20104 Comments

The topic of the day for the good citizens of Barcelona last weekend was the visit by the Pope to officially open the completed interior of Gaudí's Sagrada Família, an event 128 years in the making. The weekend was shaping up as a contest between a celebration of either religion and faith or of architecture. Would the primary focus be the Pope or the building?

In Myanmar, avoid the Big Three and walk Yangon’s streets alone

In Myanmar, avoid the Big Three and walk Yangon’s streets alone

CrikeyNov 5, 20101 Comment

After spending seven days in Phuket and Bangkok, hubs of hedonism and cauldrons of commercialism, the first steps through Myanmar’s former capital provided me with the perfect antidote to the previous week’s mind-numbing indulgences.