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A Cuban voodoo ritual: dying birds and a guitar soundtrack

A Cuban voodoo ritual: dying birds and a guitar soundtrack

India LloydMar 30, 20112 Comments

It was the sort of moment that could only seem normal on the Malecόn. There we were: people watching on Havana's famous esplanade. It was a miserable day. The threat of rain hung in th

The hypnotic nature of south west India

The hypnotic nature of south west India

CrikeyMar 28, 201113 Comments

After two years of legal hell, I took my neuroses to Kerala in south west India and climbed aboard a converted rice barge to meander along The Backwaters.

A hitchhiker's guide to the New Zealand galaxy

A hitchhiker's guide to the New Zealand galaxy

Tom CowieMar 23, 20113 Comments

Australians don't deal well with hitchhikers. It's generally accepted wisdom in this country that hitchhiking is for people who are either a) missing a few screws or b) keen to wind up

How to light a gas stove, survive an earthquake, and other Chilean dilemmas

How to light a gas stove, survive an earthquake, and other Chilean dilemmas

CrikeyMar 21, 20114 Comments

PART 1: Preparation is overrated Freelance journalist Laura Burgoine writes: This time las

Escaping capitalism (juste un peu) in France

Escaping capitalism (juste un peu) in France

CrikeyMar 18, 201111 Comments

Carolyne Lee  writes: A friend from London says she often hears her compatriots complaining (presumably after visiting France), "Why can't France be more capi

An Expat Opinion: 'I'm not a trainspotter, but...'

An Expat Opinion: 'I'm not a trainspotter, but...'

Jay MartinMar 17, 20112 Comments

I've decided Andrew, a man in his early sixties, belongs in the 'in denial' category of trainspotters. "I'm not a trainspotter, of course," he opens our conversation, before going on to

Telling your nickels from your New York nonsense

CrikeyMar 15, 20112 Comments

The French are snobby and smelly, the Italians are mafia gangsters who consume pizza and pasta all day long, and Americans are fat because they eat too much of... well, everything. Or are they?

PHOTO GALLERY: Is this the most beautiful city in the world?

PHOTO GALLERY: Is this the most beautiful city in the world?

CrikeyMar 8, 20116 Comments

With it's labyrinthine streets, hidden plazas and winding subterranean tunnels, the city of Guanajuato in central Mexico may well be one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Inga Ting provides a stunning photo gallery.

Introducing the Tuk-Tuk Sessions

Allan SoutarisMar 4, 20116 Comments

Like all great ideas, it was conceived as on a night out. My mate Rory and I had spent the night at a rock & roll bar called Zeppelins, famous for its temperamental Taiwanese DJ who

Trials and tribulations of a trainee tour guide

Trials and tribulations of a trainee tour guide

CrikeyMar 3, 20111 Comment

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