Adelaide…The “Rad”.

Adelaide, dear readers, the Queen of the South, the Athens of the Antipodes, the Paradise of Dissent. It was here that my ancestors toiled, span and weaved, punched and ducked, danced and drank, plowed and plunked, they squeezed accordions and strummed guitars, broke horses and ran bars, sat in Parliament and stood at sit-ins. Adelaide […]

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Last night in Asia

Our time was up, our plane was leaving for Darwin that evening,  it has been an incredible year full of delights and surprises.  Did Asia hold one last tiny surprise for us ?  You bet your sweet bootie it did. We had treated ourselves to a few days at a resort in Ubud, very luxurious, […]

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Outback Scenes

Its mind bending, life changing, immense, immeasurable and amazingly impressive. One small suggestion though, hire a car and give it several days. 2 nights on a Greyhound Bus is not only bum breaking and soul destroying and neither is it  the quickest route to matrimonial happiness, as the last photo on this post shows, in […]

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Up the Guts on a Greyhound

It’s 3 am in Tennant Creek, there are very pleasant feral guys talking about dogs and goats and bows and arrows.  It’s like a dream being back in Oz, mostly a very pleasant one.  But as every Australian knows the Northern Territory is like the past as observed by LP Hartley, they do things differently […]

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HOME !

Well, kind of, Darwin anyway, but it sure feels like home to us. Big beautiful friendly flat accents all over the shop, Portuguese cab driver, American transit cop, Kiwis, black and white fellas of every shade. It feels cosmopolitan and relaxed and we are breathing it in in big delicious gulps. Here’s my lovely one […]

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Bali Art

Its not exactly my cup of arak though there is something to it.  Also, alas, there’s no getting around the fact that the island was absolutely chockers with artist/kiddy fiddlers for many decades.   Did they have some sort of network that passed the word around about Bali ?  The two first works below are […]

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