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Where have you been this past week?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Where in the world have you been this past week? Antarctica? This week's Guest Traveller is Geoff Wickham, a retired firefighter and skilled photographer. Geoff and his wife Jennie embarked on a 20-day expedition aboard the ‘Professor Molchanov’, from Ushuaia, Argentina, to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, a few years ago. You'll love Geoff's pics of exotic wildlife, and snippets of the region's history: ...

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I’ll take you there

Friday, December 1, 2017

Here I am, on top of Amman, at The Citadel, just doing the ‘opener’ for our "Getaway" TV special on Jordan. The 'Switzerland of the Middle East' is what they’ve nicknamed Jordan as it’s considered the safest country here. But I know that safety alone, whilst wonderful, is not enough of a lure for us keen travellers. Now ...

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Egypt has my heart

Friday, November 24, 2017

As I write to you from Egypt, I’m aware of terrible news coming in from the other side of the country. I’d like to offer my sympathies to all involved, let people know I’m completely safe and far, far away from Sinai. It’s an area that’s been off limits to travellers, sadly, for a very long ...

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Just book it & go!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

It’s your Queen here. (Hey, let me milk it for all I can. This moment is nearly over.) The Queen of Geelong! Ok, so this honour may not mean much to you, but I have to admit I’ve been enjoying quite a poignant moment, being embraced by a town I fought against moving to for years. I was so afraid ...

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It’s a wrap!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Well, that’s a wrap for my races week here in Melbourne and, whilst my feet are aching, I had an absolute ball. Having not grown up here, it astounds me how the whole city gets involved. One look down Collins Street and it’s a sea of hats. Go to any country town and there’s a lunch in ...

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What would you pack for the pyramids?

Friday, November 3, 2017

Would you mind if I begin our chat this week with a Traveller's Question? What on earth is the right clothing to wear for a woman when travelling in Jordan and Egypt? I have been spending way too much time this week obsessing over this conundrum. Does anyone know the correct etiquette here? Must I wear a long ...

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