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Lost and Found

Lost and Found Busy shopping malls, unfamiliar surroundings and crowded airports can be intimidating places. Losing kids in the middle of all that is downright nerve-wracking.

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Oceanic Princess

Following on from their successful inaugural programme in 2005, Coral Princes Cruises’ brand new, 76-passenger expedition yacht, Oceanic Princess returns to The Kimberley, Across the Top of Australia, plus Papua New Guinea, Melanesia and New Zealand in 2006. The growing … Continue reading

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A Tangled Tale of Tangiers (précis) or “He Escaped with a Kaftan and His Life!”

by Roderick Eime (from an eight-week, school sponsored tour of Europe in 1977-78) As naïve 16 year olds on a merry train jaunt, we knew little of the turmoil the rampaging Baader-Meinhof Gang and Red Army Factions were wreaking on … Continue reading

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Welwitschia – The Desert Dwelling Fossil

By Dennis Collaton – World Adventurer “It is out of the question the most wonderful plant ever brought to this country, and one of the ugliest.” Such was the response of the Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, … Continue reading

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Shiny New Newcastle

Shiny New Newcastle by Roderick Eime – OUTthere Magazine Smelly, smoky buses, noisy old cars and shabby, grimy storefronts is what I remember of Newcastle when I first visited the no-nonsense steel and coal city in the late 1970s. Definitely … Continue reading

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The Blue Tarp Resort

Roderick Eime (Get Up ‘n’ Go Magazine) suggests you consider the portable canvas option for your next road trip. After Mum and Dad told me their camping stories from the ‘50s, pitching a tent somewhere in the great Aussie outback … Continue reading

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The Emperors of Snow Hill Discovered

Report by Roderick Eime – World Adventurer The world’s largest penguin, the Emperor, lives exclusively in the deepest regions of Antarctica, right? Wrong! In November 2004, the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, encountered substantial numbers of Emperor Penguins in the water around … Continue reading

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The Great Hong Kong Camera Scam

On a recent trip to Hong Kong, a colleague related to me his perplexing experience after an attempt to purchase a camera. “I’ve just had the most bizarre experience,” he said, clearly disturbed by the event. My friend had attempted … Continue reading

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Cook's Dark Paradise

Cook’s Dark ParadiseBy Roderick Eime – World Adventurer When the world’s greatest navigator needed a break from the rigours of exploring, he headed to New Zealand’s lush South Island. But his idyllic sanctuary held a dark and terrifying secret that … Continue reading

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Mao and Then

Many pasts catching up with China. Few countries have a history to match China, and few are changing as fast. Roderick Eime tramps Beijing from the Great Wall to Tiananmen Square and finds the past overlaid by an exciting, dynamic … Continue reading

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