CrikeyOct 30, 201118 Comments
I wondered if the text I’d underlined in the Oman Lonely Planet could possibly be correct. The writer had raved about Oman’s khors-rocky inlets and its pristine beaches, about its windswept deserts and the stark and treeless mountains.
Amber JamiesonOct 25, 201130 Comments
CrikeyOct 20, 20112 Comments
This week a recruiter asked me what someone from Australia (with its miraculous 5% unemployment rate) is doing looking for a job in New York. Fair question. The number of people unemployed in the US, at 14 million, is equivalent to two-thirds of the population of Australia.
CrikeyOct 17, 2011
Buses in the Philippines come in two varieties, ordinary and airconditioned. And ordinary buses are very ordinary, says Henry Bateman.
Margaret O'ConnorOct 13, 20112 Comments
It’s that combination of history that got me, and the people, so unexpectedly warm and full of generous ways -- from sharing their sweets with you on a bus trip from Damascus to Palmrya to searching up and down the street for someone with sufficient English to guide you back to the Ummayad Mosque, after you have become hopelessly lost in the myriad labyrinthine ways of the Old City of Damascus.
CrikeyOct 10, 20111 Comment
There I was, sitting on the back of an elephant, having her spray water at me from puddles that she walked past. In the Thai jungle, with the sun beating down mercilessly.