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Anne Harrison lives with her husband, two children and numerous pets (current count 21) in NSW, Australia. Her jobs include wife, mother, hospitalist, farmer and local witch doctor – covering anything from delivering alpacas to treating kids who have fallen head first into the washing machine. Her fiction has been published in Australian literary magazines, and has been placed in various regional literary competitions. Her non-fiction has been published in Australian medical journals. Her ambition is to be 80 and happy.

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  • Non-Touristy Things to See and Do In Rome
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    Non-Touristy Things to See and Do In Rome

    5 weeks ago

    Rome, The Eternal City: forever reinventing herself. Whether you're walking her streets for the first time or a return visitor, why not be a traveller and not a tourist, and see a few unusual things?

  • Angkor's Forgotten Temples
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    Angkor's Forgotten Temples

    2 months ago

    Angkor Wat draws tourists from around the world, yet in the surrounding jungle some 70 temples - or wats - have been discovered. Some have been restored, others left the way they were when discovered.

  • Some Unusual Things to Do in Bruges
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    Some Unusual Things to Do in Bruges

    3 months ago

    Bruges, Brugge, Venice of the North - whatever you call her, Belgium's medieval town Bruges is a delight. Wander the cobblestone streets, visit the art museums, cruise the canals - and eat chocolate!

  • The Cluny Museum, Paris
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    The Cluny Museum, Paris

    5 months ago

    Paris, City of Light, a city to wander and discover hidden worlds. Walking into the Cluny Museum is walking into the Middle Ages. It is filled with such wonders as the Lady of the Unicorn Tapestries.

  • L'Île des Pins - Jewel of the Pacific
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    L'Île des Pins - Jewel of the Pacific

    6 months ago

    Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) justly called l'île la plus proche du paradis - the island closest to paradise. The place embraces you with charm as soon as you sight the pristine beaches and waters

  • Unusual Paris
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    Unusual Paris

    5 months ago

    Paris is a city for walking, for discovering unexpected sights, whether in a crowd or a little-known back street. It's a place for sitting, and watching the world go by, and for discovering oneself.

  • Visiting Port Vila
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    Visiting Port Vila

    9 months ago

    Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific: the romantic words conjure images of mysterious islands and an idyllic paradise bathed by the sun and lost in an emerald sea - an image not too far from the truth.

  • Some Unusual Things To Do In Venice
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    Some Unusual Things To Do In Venice

    10 months ago

    Ah, Venice. Every tourist will have there list of things to do, in far too short a time. Here are a few different suggestions for an itinerary, to help discover unseen delights in the heart of Venice.

  • Hong Kong Walks - The Peak
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    Hong Kong Walks - The Peak

    3 months ago

    Hong Kong - always so much to do no matter how long you stay. Try finding time to explore the island away from the crowds, and discover how Hong Kong is a mountainous island covered with lush forest.

  • 3 Unusual Attractions In Japan
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    3 Unusual Attractions In Japan

    10 months ago

    Where ever you may visit in Japan, there is always something different, something unusual, something unique to find. Embrace the spirit of wanderlust and you'll be amazed at what you will find.

  • A Day Trip To Amédée Lighthouse
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    A Day Trip To Amédée Lighthouse

    13 months ago

    Amédée Lighthouse is a jewel in the South Pacific, and a perfect day trip from Nouméa. Soft sand stretches down to a warm ocean; fishes and coral abound, and sea turtles swim in the marine reserve.

  • Exploring Old Shanghai
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    Exploring Old Shanghai

    15 months ago

    Old Shanghai is rapidly vanishing. It hides in winding alleys full of history, converted Shikumen gate-houses, tree-lined boulevards of the French Concession, and the streets near the Yuyuan Bazaar.

  • Walking Through Kowloon
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    Walking Through Kowloon

    3 months ago

    Kowloon has more to offer than crowds and touts. Kowloon Park and the Chi Lin Nunnery offer an oasis of peace, and the Bird, Goldfish, Flower and Fa Yuen St Markets are well worth a visit.

  • My History of Coffee
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    My History of Coffee

    5 months ago

    The history of coffee dates back over 1000 years, and taste for the bean has permeated around the globe. In the style of Proust, each country and city offers a unique taste and blend - and memories.

  • Stocking The Pantry For A Weekender
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    Stocking The Pantry For A Weekender

    4 months ago

    Our weekender is my literary retreat. Keeping the small pantry stocked makes it easier not only to escape for a few days on a moment's notice, but be able to prepare simple but healthy meals.

  • Ohara - Kyoto's Hidden Gem
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    Ohara - Kyoto's Hidden Gem

    10 months ago

    Mentioned in The Tale of The Genji, Ohara is an ancient town only a short bus ride from Kyoto. In the cool of a mountain side lie a cluster of fascinating temples, gardens and restaurants.

  • Travels With An Epicurean Zombie
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    Travels With An Epicurean Zombie

    4 months ago

    The zombie apocalypse is imminent; a little planning, however, and it will merely add to gastronomic adventures and discoveries when travelling the globe.

  • The Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive
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    The Sydney to Melbourne Coastal Drive

    4 months ago

    The drive from Sydney to Melbourne: the inland highway, or the longer coast road? Both are great drives, but the coastal road begs a meandering holiday, with empty roads and forgotten beaches.

  • Never In Florence - Tips For Surviving A Visit To Firenze
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    Never In Florence - Tips For Surviving A Visit To Firenze

    5 months ago

    When in Florence it's all to easy to succumb to cultural overload. Here are a few practical tips for surviving a visit to Florence. They can make a trip so much easier - and so much more enjoyable.

  • The Foods Of Venice
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    The Foods Of Venice

    5 months ago

    Alle Veneziana: In the Style of Venice. Venetian markets overflow with seafood, yet the Veneto boasts lush farmland, and her history of seafaring and trading can be tasted in every meal.

  • Dawn At Angkor Wat
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    Dawn At Angkor Wat

    6 weeks ago

    Cambodia's Angkor Wat is part of Angkor's UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting is truly an amazing experience, especially as dawn fills the sky and the temple emerges from the jungle darkness.

  • From Ho Chi Minh To Saigon
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    From Ho Chi Minh To Saigon

    8 weeks ago

    Saigon or Ho Chi Minh? Although racing to the future, this vibrant city is full of ghosts from the past - the touch of Indochina, the words of Graeme Greene, the influence of the French.

  • What To Eat When In Florence
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    What To Eat When In Florence

    3 months ago

    Reading an Italian menu can be both daunting and confusing, yet the specialties of Florence are not to be missed. The memory of their flavours will remain long after the city has been left behind.

  • Nara Park - Where Deers are Messengers Of The Gods
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    Nara Park - Where Deers are Messengers Of The Gods

    5 months ago

    Walking through Nara Deer Park is walking back in time. Temples and shrines are hundreds of years old, the chant of monks fills the air, and tame deer, regarded as messengers of the gods, roam freely.

  • Novels To Read When Visiting Hong Kong and China
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    Novels To Read When Visiting Hong Kong and China

    3 months ago

    For all their diversity, Hong Kong and China have the same historical and cultural roots. Many works set in Hong Kong reflect the dichotomy of its classical past, while others cover both places.

  • In the Footsteps of St Francis
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    In the Footsteps of St Francis

    10 months ago

    Nestled on the slopes of Mt Subasio, Assisi remains the spiritual home of the Franciscan order. Birthplace to St Francis, it is impossible to walk the medieval streets without feeling his presence.

  • Paris From the Water - A Seine River Tour
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    Paris From the Water - A Seine River Tour

    5 months ago

    A Seine bateau tour is a perfect introduction to Paris, for nearly every major monument and building is on display. Sit and relax like a Parisian as some 2000 years of history drift past.

  • Singapore's Chinatown
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    Singapore's Chinatown

    5 months ago

    Hidden amongst the skyscrapers, Singapore's Chinatown retains the air of the past while creating a true tourist attraction - cultural integrity, sightseeing, great shopping, and excellent food.

  • In Search Of A Perfect Japanese Curry
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    In Search Of A Perfect Japanese Curry

    5 months ago

    On reading Haruki Murakami I discovered the world of Japanese curries. Inspired, I set out on a quest which spanned three continents, and left me wanting to return to Japan to continue my odyssey.

  • A Guide To Ordering Coffee in Italy
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    A Guide To Ordering Coffee in Italy

    3 months ago

    Just to drink the coffee in Italy is reason enough to visit. With the type of coffee drunk often determined by the hour of the day, ordering coffee in an Italian cafe is a ritual in it itself.

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    The Casa Buonarrotti, Florence
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    The Casa Buonarrotti, Florence

    4 months ago

    Florence is where Michelangelo was raised, and where he learnt his craft. The Casa Buonarroti is a delightful museum, dedicated to the works and legacy of the great renaissance artist.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Hoi An - A Walking Tour
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    Hoi An - A Walking Tour

    2 months ago

    An ancient town in Central Vietnam, Hoi An is a tourist's delight. The Old Town is small enough to wander without getting too lost; and there is always an historic house, temple or cafe nearby.

  • The Dog Of Bruges
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    The Dog Of Bruges

    17 months ago

    Of the many things to do in Bruges, Belgium, drifting along the canals through the old city is high on the must-do list. And, of course, one must see Belgium's most famous son, the Dog of Bruges

  • Riding Elephants in Ayutthaya, Thailand
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    Riding Elephants in Ayutthaya, Thailand

    5 months ago

    What to wear when riding an elephant - a difficult question. In the tropical heat of Ayutthaya, Thailand we relaxed aboard our elephant as she wandered the ruins of Thailand's ancient capital.

  • St Francis and the Spirit of Assisi
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    St Francis and the Spirit of Assisi

    22 months ago

    Despite the hoards of tourists and the damage of the 1997 earthquake, the spirit of St Francis can still be found in Assisi, especially of early morning or late afternoon, when the streets are empty.

  • Mont Sant-Michel: An Earthly Image Of Paradise
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    Mont Sant-Michel: An Earthly Image Of Paradise

    12 months ago

    Mont Sant Michel is an island lying between Normandy and Brittany on the west coast of France. Famous since medieval times, it remains a perfect place to stay and escape the hectic world of travel.

  • A Corner Of A Forgotten Field
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    A Corner Of A Forgotten Field

    6 months ago

    Memories from the War to End All Wars still linger, nearly one hundred years after it began. Travelling through France and Belgium it is impossible not to be touched by the horrors which are still visible in the...

  • Poisons Used In Agatha Christie
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    Poisons Used In Agatha Christie

    2 months ago

    Agatha Christie remains one of the most popular and famous of mystery writers. She often used poison to dispatch her victims. This hub article covers some of the common, and readily available, poisons she used, plus...

  • A Walk With The Kobo Daishi
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    A Walk With The Kobo Daishi

    5 months ago

    Revered as Japan's Grand Master of Buddhism, the Kobo Daishi brought Shingon Buddhism to the country in the 800s. His mausoleum, the Oko-in, is at Koyasan, one of Japan's most sacred mountains.

  • Forgotten Kyoto - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama
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    Forgotten Kyoto - Cormorant Fishing in Arashiyama

    2 years ago

    A bus ride from Kyoto, Arashiyama offers a glimpse into a world long vanished. In an ancient tradition dating back over 1000 years, the dying art of using cormorants to catch fish can still be seen.

  • One Night For Rome
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    One Night For Rome

    4 months ago

    Only one night to explore Rome; yet simply walking her streets by moonlight threw a new air over the Eternal City. Even as darkness falls, there is much to be discovered, including Rome's best coffee.

  • Florence: A Guide For the Medieval Tourist
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    Florence: A Guide For the Medieval Tourist

    3 months ago

    Take a walk through medieval Florence, to places easily missed. Florence boasts a range of forgotten gems, from the literary to the scientific ones, to places simply to sit and watch the world go by.

  • A Room 200 Steps From St Mark's
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    A Room 200 Steps From St Mark's

    5 months ago

    Once an essential stop on The Grand Tour, there is always something to discover in Venice. A convent or monastery stay gives a unique experience when visiting this treasure of a city.

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