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Travel LinesJuly 2009

An irregular newsletter from award-winning travel writer and photographer
Roderick Eime

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NZ Luxury Lodges Australia - Islands of the Dreamtime
On a coastal journey from Cairns to Darwin, Rod examines some of the lesser known islands and atolls of Queensland and the Northern Territory. In company with indigenous guides, the land's ancient and modern human history is revealed. What’s more, the local artists share their stories as we shop for souvenirs. [query]


2009 Cruise Passenger Magazine Adventure Guide

Following last year's runaway success, the 2009 issue is out now with even more cruise ships, agents and expedition travel ideas.

See: www.adventurecruiseguide.com

expedition cruising

All at Sea

Rod continues his exploration of expedition and adventure cruise products in anticipation of the next edition of the Cruise Passenger Magazine Adventure Guide

Full Steam Ahead
- Upcoming Journeys

July 2009: Pandaw Cruises, Borneo.

August 2009: Thailand (River Kwai)

September 2009:

Japan (Nagoya region)

India (Brahmaputra River Cruise)

November 2009: Aranui Cruises, French Polynesia

Not scheduled:

Remote Scuba Diving - Philippines 
Solomon Islands

Photo Library

Rod publishes regularly on his own network of sites:

Manta Rays Ghosts of Le Indochine
Long before the landscapes of the former French Indochina became the most bombed in history, the glamorous Asian metropolises of Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Saigon and Hanoi rivalled the great cities of France. Since the withdrawal of the French in 1954, the romantic visions are only preserved in nostalgic cinema. [query]
Fiji Fiji - Islands of Smiles
In two small ship journeys, investigate the sublime Yasawas, playground of Fiji as well as distant territories beyond Vanua Levu. Rod makes landfall at the old colonial capital of Levuka and meets communities of Micronesians and Polynesians a long way from their original lands. Diving: Is it really the best in the Pacific? [query]
KomodosTasmania - Fishing for Pinot
Australia’s southern, self-contained island state goes by the tagline “Island of Inspiration”. From world class Pinot Noir and Riesling to fly-fishing and beach trekking, Tasmania is packed with everything except population. Relaxation is infectious as you leisurely explore the towns and trails. Kick back. [query]
Komodos New Zealand - Cool Escapes
Their big cousins across the Tasman might wish otherwise, but Aotearoa is the home of the luxury lodge. We go flat out to tick off as many as possible; Blanket Bay, Otahuna, Grasmere and Huntley on the South Island, plus Huka Lodge, Peppers On The Point and Kawaha Point to the north, but barely scratch the surface. [query]
Komodos Samoa - Coming out of its shell
Is this tiny island state, home of world’s last sunset, really the turtle sanctuary of the Pacific? Rod goes beneath the waves and finds waters teeming with the giant reptiles. Above the waterline, vibrant cultural displays, fire dancers and secluded beach resorts for surfers and loafers complete the picture. Fa’fa fantastic! [query]
Komodos US Pacific NW - Cowboys and Cayuse
Head east from Portland along the mighty Columbia River and you’re soon in the pine-forested wilderness of Oregon. Keep sailing and the rolling hills of Washington State take over. Now an agricultural bread basket, the land is the ancestral home of the once great, but now revived Umatilla, Cayuse and Nez Perce tribes. [query]
KomodosSarawak - Rajan River Expedition
Scheduled for mid-July, this remote river cruise explores inland from the coastal port of Sibu in Malaysian Borneo. Visiting Iban longhouses, Rod returns to Borneo after over a decade and is excited about his first journey with prominent South East Asian river cruisers, Pandaw. [query]

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