Sunday, 18 May 2008

Journeys - May 2008

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The award-winning Global Travel Writers team bring you their latest offerings for May 2008

Coming Up: Rod sets off for a PNG revisit with a difference. Sheriden will soon be writing about travel with children.

Think outside the square. GTWers have decades of experience covering such diverse subjects as music, culture, cuisine, lifestyle, technology, aviation, sport and tourism business. [see themes]

Australia : Scuba Diving : Solomon Islands
Syria : Singapore : Frontiers

noosaThomas E King visits Queensland’s striking Sunshine Coast. Lazily arcing north from the tongue twisting towns of Caloundra and Mooloolaba to end at Noosa, the holiday playground north of Brisbane offers sandy beaches, mighty dunes, tranquil waterways and smart comforts. [more]

Australian Regional Food Guide

Last month saw the relaunch of the Australian Regional Food Guide website. With new features including Google maps, weather forecasts, and hundreds of listings, the site is set to become the most important regional websites in Australia.

GTW member, Sally Hammond and husband Gordon, have applied their skills to produce two editions of the Australian Regional Food Guide and now the website.

The GTW Team:

Glenn A Baker
Graham Simmons
John Borthwick
Karen Halabi
Philip Game
Roderick Eime
Sally Hammond
Sheriden Rhodes
Thomas E King
Tricia Welsh

GTW Trivia:

Which GTW member can you address as "Doctor"?


scubaRoderick Eime finds the exhilarating sport of scuba diving is no longer the perilous affair it was in the early days of Jacques Cousteau or Lloyd Bridges. Modern equipment, training and safety regulations make scuba diving fun and exciting for all ages. [more]
skullsGraham Simmons meets the Chieftain of Kundu Hite (Skull Island), in the Solomon Islands. The neighboring islands were once home to fearsome head-hunting warriors who rowed their tomoko (war canoes) as far as Guadalcanal. [more]
BallaratSheriden Rhodes finds Ballarat’s transformation from 19th century goldrush town to bustling cosmopolitan city has given it an urbane, laid-back feel. Grab a seat at one of the lively sidewalk cafes, admire the city's artwork or enjoy a cool climate wine to see the change for yourself. [more]
Glenn A Baker says that from Damascus all imaginations, if not necessarily all roads, lead eastward to the mammoth Crusader citadel of Crac des Chevaliers, the Castle of the Knights. To appreciate Syria, all that's needed is a willingness to be astonished at every turn. [more]
SingaporeSally Hammond sees little silver-eyes at Tiong Bahru. In Singapore they’re called Malaysian honeybirds and are highly prized for their beautiful singing voices. Watch how tenderly the Chinese men, some of them positively ancient, fuss and croon over them. [more]
kangaroo Karen Halabi reckons Australia is a Noah’s Ark, a time capsule, set adrift 60 million eons ago when it separated from the original super-continent Gwondana. Our kangaroos, koalas, wombats, bilbies, quolls, bandicoots, sugar gliders and ring-tailed possums are unique to this land. [more]
borderPhilip Game anticipates the adrenaline rush from walking or driving across a foreign frontier. Often two cultures come face-to-face, perhaps clashing, perhaps blending, perhaps mingling like oil and water, as the communities either side draw life and purpose from each other. [more]
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