Travel Tales: Michelle Tan

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Name: Michelle Tan Age: Old enough to know better (but young enough to do it anyway) Occupation: PR practitioner Favourite travel destination? New York Why? Fell in love with the energy there. Best tips for beating jetlag? If you are going to sleep, sleep all the way through the next day, but if you can, […]

Meeting the Prince of Wales

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It wasn’t as exciting as you may think – it was the Prince of Wales in the guise of a hospital in Randwick. Close observers of SheGoes will have noticed that Monday and Tuesday this week were bereft of posts. This is because I was checked into said medical accommodation having undergone some rather sudden surgery. Survivors […]

Foreign Correspondent: Charlotte Sandford

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Name: Charlotte Sandford Age: 29 Occupation: Marketing Manager Where do you live?: Austin, Texas Why did you move there?: For love! My gorgeous man Ryan is Texan born and bred. What do you love about your town/city? The eclectic nature of the city; all sorts for fun, interesting and talented people sharing one common denominator, […]

Travel Tales: Terry Gillespie

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Name: Terry Gillespie Age: 31 Occupation: Artworker Favourite Travel Destination? Why?: Buenos Aires… the Barrio of San Telmo, impromptu tango parties, Buenos Aires Botanical Garden, the architecture of Europe, designers of Palermo…. How much time do you have? Worst travel experience? What happened?: Fruit picking in Far North Queensland.  Working on a chilli farm is […]

Songs for the road

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Every trip I have ever been on comes with a soundtrack. This all started with the annual drive to South West Rocks. My Dad always played tapes of the Johns – Williamson and Farnham. I know all the lyrics to ‘Hey True Blue’ and ‘You’re the Voice’, a handy skill if ever there was one. Mum, on the other […]

Our nation’s capital

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I used to think Canberra was really lame; a grid of brown brick and tile, bitumen and drought-stricken paddocks. I even remember having a heated debate with my Dad who was trying to convince me to move there for a well-paid government job. At the time I thought that no amount of money could lure me to Australia’s […]

Barcelona

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Barcelona By Lauren Barker She has soul, this old girl, and an easy way of getting under the skin. Her streets are a smudge of colour, her heartbeat erratic. Everywhere, there is life. From the old barflies in the taverns to the nippers on the beach, the pursuit of pleasure steers the way. The city […]

Travel Tales: Valerie Khoo

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Name: Valerie Khoo Age: 39 Occupation: Director of the Sydney Writers’ Centre, Journalist, Keynote Speaker Favourite travel destination?: My favourite place in the world is home. To me, it’s like being in heaven. But as for travel destinations, I would say New York. It’s exciting, vibrant and full of wonderful things to see and do. […]

The Ubiquity of Bob Marley

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I was reading a short story recently wherein the protagonist asked his most widely travelled friend about the commonalities between countries – essentially, what was the same everywhere. The answer was, ‘The ubiquity of sparrows.’ This is a startlingly true observation. There are sparrows everywhere. The only country where I didn’t see a lot of sparrows was Vietnam (birds […]

Foreign Correspondent: Georgia Keighery

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Name: Georgia Keighery Age: (actual age) 31, (emotional age) 12. Occupation: Writer Where do you live?: I live in an area of Singapore know as Tanjong Rhu (home of the many blocks of condominiums that house the countless expats that live in this city). Why did you move there?: I moved here because my husband, […]