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Hop on board for Road Trip USA

Hop on board for Road Trip USA

Tammi JonasApr 28, 20117 Comments

What do you do when you've been given a Notice to Vacate your suburban Melbourne home? Why, pack up your stuff and buy an old motorhome for an epic road trip across the USA, obviously. That's what the Jonai do.

An Expat Opinion: Visiting the Heart of Darkness

An Expat Opinion: Visiting the Heart of Darkness

Jay MartinApr 22, 20111 Comment

I confess it was coincidental, but it happened to be the Anzac day weekend that we visited Wolf’s Lair, in Poland’s north.

A personal Anzac journey: finding a fallen family member

A personal Anzac journey: finding a fallen family member

CrikeyApr 20, 2011

Freelance writer Troy Wilkinson writes: For most of my life, G T C Williams was nothing more than a name. I wa

Phnom Penh: less charming quirks, more daily annoyances

Phnom Penh: less charming quirks, more daily annoyances

Allan SoutarisApr 18, 2011

Unlike the layer of sweat ever present upon my forehead, the shine and glitz of Phnom Penh has begun to wane. What Crikey readers might view as an interesting odd spot most lik

Stalinworld: communism meets capitalism in the forests of Lithuania

Stalinworld: communism meets capitalism in the forests of Lithuania

CrikeyApr 14, 20117 Comments

Nostalgia and resentment walk hand in hand through the picturesque amusement park known to local Lithuanians as 'Grūtas Park', writes Laura Soderlind.

Istanbul: eat a borek, wander bookstores and soak up the exotic

Istanbul: eat a borek, wander bookstores and soak up the exotic

Nicola HeathApr 13, 20111 Comment

Possessed of a vast history and sitting at the border between Europe and Asia, Istanbul, Turkey exists in popular imagination as both exotic and cosmopolitan. It's a place where you can feel ok to be a tourist because Istanbul is a city that has attracted tourists since day dot.

An Expat Opinion: Should you visit Auschwitz?

An Expat Opinion: Should you visit Auschwitz?

Jay MartinApr 11, 20117 Comments

People planning to visit us in Poland usually run their draft itinerary past me. And at some point, they almost all pause and sigh. "I suppose I should visit Auschwitz, shouldn't I?" they ask. I always wonder how I should answer.

Syria: the greatest travel secret for history buffs

Syria: the greatest travel secret for history buffs

Margaret O'ConnorApr 4, 20116 Comments

Sure, it's not the calmest or safest country right now, and we're not suggesting you hop on a plane tomorrow. But file this away for when things have se

Markets, mandarins and figuring out the seasons: a (food) tour of Europe

Markets, mandarins and figuring out the seasons: a (food) tour of Europe

CrikeyApr 1, 20112 Comments

Jean McBain writes: Andrew and I decided to spend our first year of married life travelling in Europe. Something