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How to rock 'n' roll like a true HKer (part 1)

How to rock 'n' roll like a true HKer (part 1)

CrikeyMay 30, 2011

If you want to rock 'n' roll like a true Hong Konger, just sit back and listen. And when a Hong Konger talks about Hong Kong, food comes first.

What's green, high tech & full of taquerias? San Francisco!

What's green, high tech & full of taquerias? San Francisco!

Tammi JonasMay 25, 20112 Comments

Landing in San Francisco always makes me feel like I'm emerging from the Australian Stone Age as suddenly we are encompassed by a proliferation of high tech, and even more so as I wonder in slack-jawed awe at the hilly city's incredible green consciousness.

An African education in Accra

An African education in Accra

CrikeyMay 23, 20111 Comment

When my housemate came home from work with a human tooth lodged in the sole of her shoe, it confirmed what I had come to know in my time as a volunteer in Accra, Ghana: I definitely wasn't in Kansas anymore.

Home: a humble little word with a whole world of meaning

Home: a humble little word with a whole world of meaning

India LloydMay 20, 20111 Comment

Can you ever go home again? For most expats, home is a humble little word filled with a wealth of meaning.

And the winner is… Azerbaijan!

And the winner is… Azerbaijan!

Jay MartinMay 18, 20117 Comments

Azerbaijan -- a country that was on no one's mind a mere week ago until a television audience of millions watched it soar to glory in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest on the weekend. With the ink on its name barely dry on the victor’s podium, Crikey gets the jump with the following definitive list of some of the greatest things about visiting the country.

A chilly drive through Turkey

A chilly drive through Turkey

Nicola HeathMay 17, 2011

Pleasure-seeking humans are invariably drawn to sunny skies and welcoming climes. Which would explain the absence of fellow tourists in Turkey when I visit in February, writes Nicola Heath.

Slide night: baby elephants take a bath

Slide night: baby elephants take a bath

CrikeyMay 12, 20111 Comment

Abbottabad: the next big tourist hot spot?

Abbottabad: the next big tourist hot spot?

Amber JamiesonMay 10, 20111 Comment

How to light a gas stove, survive an earthquake and other Chilean disasters (part 2)

How to light a gas stove, survive an earthquake and other Chilean disasters (part 2)

CrikeyMay 9, 20111 Comment

Part two: natural disasters are inevitable; those of the fashion variety are not. Freelance journalist L

Avoiding the JAFA tag: tips for living in London

Avoiding the JAFA tag: tips for living in London

CrikeyMay 4, 20115 Comments

You can imagine my horror, then, when I arrived in London last year, bought myself a wine in the nearest pub, and was promptly labelled JAFA -- that’s right, Just Another F*cking Australian -- by the proper local geezer sitting next to me.