Travel Tales: Eli Wolfe

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Name: Eli Wolfe Occupation: Artist, musician and filmmaker Favourite travel destination?: Planet earth, because there’s so much to see here. Its sounds clichéd but each place we have toured through we have found true beauty in. The variety and dynamic of experience and interaction varies so much. It’s like singling out the myriad of colours in […]

Bahía Inglesa, Chile

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Laura McWhinnie chills her bones at Bahía Inglesa, Chile Bahía Inglesa is a tiny village located near the port of Caldera in Chile that’s home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Only a few hundred people inhabit the town, with Bahía Inglesa becoming a tourist mecca in the holiday season. We were there in early January just […]

The 2011 Angkor Wat Half Marathon

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Georgia Keighery runs like a gentle breeze in Cambodia The thing is this: if you rewind almost exactly 10 years, to almost exactly the same Sunday morning, I was in Sydney, rolling out of a club in the city and literally bumping straight into a marathon that was going on there. In my state, it […]

Hotel Review: VIBE North Sydney

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The silly season is killing me. The drinking, the lack of sleep and the failure to eat anything larger than a 50c piece at parties means that I am turning from a normal human into a canape-eating zombie. The bags under my eyes need porters. It was an immense relief when I checked into VIBE […]

Back in the Soviet Bloc

Back in the Soviet Bloc

Julia Nalivaiko’s Aussie friends used to ask, “What was it like in the Ukraine?” but, until recently, all she remembered was wearing a ‘bante’ (ribbons that look like shower sponges) to school. Fortunately for Julia, she has just spent the last few months in Russia and Ukraine with filmmaker Stuart McBratney, documenting the life, culture, […]

Ocean Beach, Umina

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Umina is the kind of place where a large chips feeds a family of four; a place yet to be discovered by evil developers. The main street is relaxingly daggy. The service is friendly, the shops are cluttered and the overall feeling is that you can go barefoot and no one cares. This laid back […]

Trivia Tuesday: Rollercoaster

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Where is the world’s fastest rollercoaster?  

Life + Stuff: End game

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What will you regret on your death bed? I recently read this very moving post written by palliative care worker Bronnie Ware. Here’s what she found were the common regrets among her dying patients: 1. They wished they’d been true to themselves, instead of living their lives to please other people. 2. They wished that they hadn’t […]