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Some of the most amazing classically Australian landscapes and nature, the whitest sands, the clearest blue waters and the essence of Aboriginal history in this magical spot.
The raw and wild beauty of New Zealand was captivating visitors long before Frodo arrived. John Warbuton Lee took refuge in the country’s top wilderness lodges [ read more ]
This is the Qing dynasty’s answer to Shenzhen’s Splendid China theme park. [ read more ]
Graham Bond investigates Yantai, the anti-Hainan, and is impressed by its colonial air, vineyards and bags of beer [ read more ]
Edward Genochio continues his odyssey and makes the acquaintance of the Yunnan-Tibet Highway and its infernal cobblestones [ read more ]
THE ASIA AND AWAY TRAVELOGUE
The sale of Olympic tickets has been suspended less than 24 hours of Round Two of the booking process getting underway. The reasons, summarised by the China Daily, run as follows: “…the booking system crashed, phone lines jammed and serpentine queues formed at banks.” In short, demand was high.No doubt this is true. The problem is the utterly mendacious comments we heard yesterday as the booking system began to groan and creak: “We had tested the booking system several times, but the number of buyers are still out of our expectations,” said Xu Chen, head of the Olympic affairs [ read more ]