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Cuba: Playing Dress-Up

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Cuba: Playing Dress-Up

Every day she was there on the same step just a stone’s throw from Hemmingway’s favourite haunt, the now famous Hotel Ambos Mundos. Every day a stunning new dress, but quite likely the same cigar, a whopping, unlit Cohiba. Just who is she? I had to find out. All around the old city in Havana you’ll […]

Drugs in Sport: No Dope About it

Drugs in Sport: No Dope About it

Drugs in cycling are a thing of the past, present and maybe even the future. By Roderick Eime As the world reels from the Lance Armstrong doping revelations, there are those who say “I told you so”, others who shriek “I don’t believe it” while yet more who say, “seen it all before”. No-one is […]

Macau Skyjump: Adrenaline overload

Macau Skyjump: Adrenaline overload

I couldn’t look down. Instead I gazed out across the harbour toward the old city, a beautiful view and a fitting send-off. If this was my last earthly vista, so be it. “Three! Two! One!” Then I stepped into thin air at 233 metres. The Macau Skyjump is the highest of its kind anywhere in […]

Tasmania: Beyond the Ramparts of the Unknown

Tasmania: Beyond the Ramparts of the Unknown

Commissioned for Luxury Travel Magazine Words and pics Roderick Eime. Additional photography by Tourism Tasmania. Once known euphemistically as “The Apple Isle”, Tasmania has shrugged off its persistent “fruit and vegetable” tag and moved up market into premium wine, particularly pinot noir, Riesling and sparkling varieties. The potential was discovered early with a medal at […]

South Africa Tourism Instagram #SABucketList

Jump for joy! Shangaani 'warriors' #SAbucketlist #Africa pic.twitter.com/RR8BfFPckv — Traveloscopy (@rodeime) May 18, 2014

New Zealand: Bays at Leisure

(originally published in Marine News) Whether it’s sailing, fishing, cruising or just relaxing, New Zealand’s Bay of Islands takes some beating. Roderick Eime explores from the deck of Oceanic Discoverer. The renaissance in small ship cruising has created renewed interest previously overlooked destinations in our region. Cruise itineraries were fast falling into the “same old” […]

By cowcatcher and candlebox to the sea

By cowcatcher and candlebox to the sea

One of the world’s most famous railway journeys was launched by a female daredevil in spectacular fashion, writes Roderick Eime. Susan turned to her husband John and said plainly, “I wish to ride the rest of the journey on the cowcatcher. A brazen and forthright proposal for any woman let alone the wife of the […]

Small ship, expedition and adventure cruising

Small ship, expedition and adventure cruising

Rod continues his specialisation in small ship, adventure and expedition cruising with recent voyages along the Columbia River in the US Pacific NW, Fiji, Rajang River in the wilds of Borneo and across the top of Australia from Cairns to Darwin via Cape York and Arnhem Land. Read Rod’s Expedition and Adventure Cruising Blog and […]

Levuka, Fiji: Guns, God and Gin

Levuka, Fiji: Guns, God and Gin

commissioned for Air Pacific Islands Magazine Guns, God and Gin: Ingredients for the first capital of Fiji Walking down the main street of Levuka wasn’t always such a blissfully quiet and peaceful affair. The first capital of Fiji was born into anarchy and the sort of wild life only created by stir-crazy seamen and hustlers. […]

Brahmaputra River, India: Of Tea and Toffs

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