Month: January 2012

  • The Convict that is Me

    The Convict that is Me

    I’m about to write a few words about tourism in Tasmania. But speaking of Correctional Facilities, I stand corrected. My Sydney friends have pointed out I may have exaggerated the price of some items in my earlier Oyster Post. Tina assures me flip-flops can be had for under ten dollars ‘in every suburb in every […]

  • Since You’re Here, Have Some More Oysters

    Since You’re Here, Have Some More Oysters

    Depressed Americans (aren’t we all? It’s an election year!) can only avoid the cost of visiting Australia by not visiting. Once you’re here, it’s best just to change your thinking about prices. Or forget them all together so as not to paralyze your journey. To make it simple – even though the AUS and US […]

  • Dance Tradition in Bali

    While in Bali, I saw a film produced in the 1930s by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias, a frequent illustrator in the day for The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. In the documentary, the legendary Bali dancer I Marya was pictured performing his unique, seated dance. The smallest movements of his eyes, wrists, fan, and fingertips […]

  • Quotable Travel Quotes

    Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. –Aldous Huxley, quoting from Matador Network’s 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes   When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all […]

  • Sonnet 2, Camino Expectations

    The click of walking sticks on gravel roads With crunchy boot steps and determined strides, A meditative cadence, balanced load; New landscapes painting the absence inside. What message in eagles, staid pairs on limbs, In rocks, cows, and songbirds leading the way, In storied arroyos and hot, mad winds, In tree shapes and harvested grapes […]