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Haunting Port Arthur

Whether you’re a believer in the supernatural or not, you cannot deny some historical places and buildings in the world radiate a certain ‘energy’. What this energy is we don’t know, but stories of unexpected reactions to this invisible force field are experienced daily the world over. As...

Viva Vanuatu

To my left dense forest threatens to swallow everything in its path if not for the busy roadway that halts its creeping tendrils. To my right, I see glimpses of the turquoise Pacific Ocean between simple huts with thatched rooves and walls woven from bush materials and fancy neighbouring...

Red Rocks Rwanda

Red Rocks founder, Greg Bakunzi, moulded Red Rocks Rwanda to be community-based organizations, where the local community can gain from tourism activities, and in the process, have a sustainable income. Red Rocks brings under-served communities into the tourism supply chain and supports...

Tackle Tahiti solo

You’d be forgiven if The Islands of Tahiti isn’t the first destination to spring to mind when considering your next solo adventure holiday. Whilst the mention of Tahiti conjures up images of loved-up couples frolicking in beyond-blue lagoons, pristine beaches, and overwater bungalows...

A walk from Merlion Park to Gardens by the Bay

Singapore’s fururistic skyline combines cutting-edge buildings that stretch into the clouds, elegant colonial architecture and carefully planned greenspaces and is best captured in a walk from Merlion Park to Gardens by the Bay. Half fish, half lion, the mythical Merlion is the national...

5 reasons to hang out in the Huon Valley, Tasmania

Hartz Peak Track, Hartz Mountains National Park, Tasmania Tasmania’s Huon Valley retains the beauty, charm and heritage of a bygone era, yet it is only a 30-minute drive from Hobart. The main townships are Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet, Geeveston and Dover. There’s plenty of reasons to hang...

The Bernina Express Switzerland

Switzerland, because of its mountainous landscape and magnificent lakes, is renowned for its attractive and amazingly-engineered railway lines, some of which are so steep they seem to defy gravity.  One train that has a grand reputation for its great beauty and eye-popping gradients is...

Toden Arakawa Tramway Tokyo

I had the great pleasure to ride on one of Tokyo’s last remaining tram lines, the Toden Arakawa Tramway. Public transport is a necessity in Tokyo, and the city is fortunate to have an excellent rail and bus service. Apparently, Tokyo used also to have a good tram network.  Sadly...

Soweto a true sense of community

Soweto has a poor history.  Created in the 1930s as a place for separating black South Africans from the white population, with a so-called `sanitary corridor’, meaning a river or other geological feature to keep those whites safe from black influences, the township represents all that...