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Slide night: baby elephants take a bath

Slide night: baby elephants take a bath

It’s been a long time between drinks for Slide Night here at Back in a Bit, but this one is worth the wait. It’s time to get out the travel snaps and explain the quirky stories behind them. Today we’ve got a Crikey reader who was lucky enough to visit an elephant orphanage in Sri […]

Scott vs. the rain

Scott vs. the rain

I know it's the wet season. I know that parts of the country are suffering from devastating floods. I know that getting a bit damp while on holiday is totally a #firstworldproblem. But still I found myself getting frustrated as I spent a week locked in battle with Sri Lanka's rain.

When a meal is more than the sum of its parts

When a meal is more than the sum of its parts

Most of the best meals I can remember while growing up were eaten at my grandmother’s house. Sometimes it was because a couple of branches of the extended family were sitting around the table eating together and chatting, and sometimes it was just because of the love and care transmitted to us by the cook […]

Transit zen and sensory recall

Transit zen and sensory recall

For $20 more I could’ve flown direct from Doha to Colombo. But I’ve already got a bunch of flyer points with this other airline, you see, so I flew with them instead, saving myself the price of five lattes and copping a ten hour stopover in Dubai. I’ve become a bit of an expert at […]