IN Australia the consumption of native animals like kangaroo, emu and crocodile has been going on for millennia. While it’s not a fully fledged commercial industry today, and there’s still some aversion to eating cute native animals, things that hop, run and slither do find themselves onto supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and kitchen tables around...
AN exquisite blue kingfisher alights on a paperbark tree and is reflected in the lily-studded water on Yellow Water billabong. Somewhere nearby a four-metre crocodile lurks under the trailing roots of freshwater mangroves. Kakadu National Park, Australia. Pic: Natasha von Geldern. I’m in Kakadu National Park and the steamy fecundity of nature is everywhere around...
THE once sleepy town of Vang Vieng in Laos has garnered much media attention in recent days, particularly since the death of two young Australians tubing on the river. But it’s not the only place that has inherent dangers for Australians abroad, many with a no-fear, no-holds-barred approach to international travel. Between February 2011 and...
FROM its sweeping coastal views to alpine ranges, vibrant street markets to community gardens there’s a little bit of everything in Tasmania’s varied land and townscapes. To top all that there’s an abundance of native animals – wombats, quolls, seals, Tasmanian devils and more – and plenty of adventurous activities be that wine tasting, berry...
Sydney’s culturally diverse population produces no shortage of delicious cuisine from all over the world. A trip to the suburbs, particularly those in the city’s inner west, south west and west uncovers an amazing array of eats from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and more. It’s literally the world on a plate. Here...
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