Category Archives: Travel

ARE YOU A TRAVELER OR A TOURIST?

Not long ago at a Sydney Writer’s Festival, I attended a discussion with Michelle de Kretser whose book Questions of Travel explores the travel phenomenon in a world where today millions of people are criss-crossing the planet like ants.  Asked by the … Continue reading

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COLOR MY TRAVELS

When I think of the places I’ve been, I think not of the places I’ve seen, but of the colors of those places preserved in my photographs. BLUE:  A storm over the great lagoon of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago. RED:  A man and his car in … Continue reading

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NOTES FOLLOWING A BRIEF VISIT TO HATRA IN 1980

  The remains of Hatra, the ancient capital of Arab kings, lie west of Mosul, 300 kms north of Baghdad, on the windswept steppes of the Ninawa governorate in northern Iraq. Originally an important caravanserai on the fabled Silk Road … Continue reading

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