CrikeyDec 30, 201016 Comments
For many Australians and international visitors, Queensland's Gold Coast is a magical place where beautiful men and women do nothing but tan their perfectly sculpted bodies, and children run amok the beaches, happily chasing each other and collaboratively building sparkling sandcastles.
CrikeyDec 24, 20101 Comment
Towering transvestites in immaculate dresses with pin-point stilettos; the ‘queer nuns’ of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an order armed with Christmas glitter set to banish rather than farm guilt; Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka, a survivor of the atom bomb; a comedian Marga Gomez, and a jazz rendition by Veronica Klaus.
Jay MartinDec 20, 20106 Comments
The first song on the CD my husband puts on happens to be Paul Kelly's Leaps and Bounds. "I'm high on the bridge, looking over the hill, to the MCG...", he sings the opening line. And I'm surprised to find tears pricking my eyes.
Nicola HeathDec 15, 20102 Comments
Nicola Heath writes: We arrived in St Jean de Luz at the same time as a blustery squall. It was the afternoon and
Allan SoutarisDec 10, 20106 Comments
At one stage I counted ten young street children injecting heroin in the alley around me. Monks slowly walked by on their morning alms. For a Westerner it was an unexpected juxtapositio
CrikeyDec 8, 20101 Comment
In this post-GFC world, rumours abound that South Yarra has fallen from its once untarnished reputation as one of Melbourne's most exclusive inner suburbs. KR skipped to the other side of the Yarra to find out.
CrikeyDec 6, 20103 Comments
Dr Terry Cutler writes: For the serious traveller the only time to go to the island of Mallorca off the Spanish Mediterranean coast is in the off season when