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On Travel – from Melbourne University Press

I’ve got a new book – On Travel – just out from Melbourne University Press and selling for all of A$14.99. The ‘on something’ series are a handy little collection of essays on interesting topics ranging from Patriotism (Paul Daley), via Lust & Longing (Blanche d’Alpuget) and Sleep (Nikki Gemmel) to Beauty (Susan Johnson) or […]

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Wajib & its Insights into Nazareth

The film Jirga recently took me back to Afghanistan and now Wajib takes me on a quick return trip to Nazareth, the Palestinian centre in Israel. A wajib is an obligation, not an absolute necessity, that’s a fard, but something you should do. Like deliver invitations for your sister’s upcoming wedding. ▲ So architect Shadi […]

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Dreams come true at Huvafen Fushi Maldives

Nestled in a crystalline lagoon in North Malé Atoll, Havafen Fushi Maldives delivers a travel experience matched by few even on a global scale. The private island resort is just half an hour from the main airport island by speedboat. It’s a picture-perfect trip; the scenic ocean and clear skies around you, the fresh ocean… Read more »

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Jirga – a film in Afghanistan

Benjamin Gilmour, a very enterprising Australian filmmaker, has just released Jirga, a film not just set in Afghanistan, but actually made there. Mike Wheeler, an Australian soldier stationed in Afghanistan, took part in a raid on a village in the Kandahar area of southern Afghanistan. In the attack he realizes almost instantly that he’s shot […]

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Scuba Diving In Malaysia

The Southeast Asian country of Malaysia, with over 200 exotic islands, is a fantastic destination for scuba diving. Its beaches are paved with soft golden sand, clear blue waters and

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