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August 17, 2017

  The road to Glenorchy takes you back in time.

  For more than 40 kilometres, one of New Zealand’s great journeys hugs the eastern edge of Lake Wakatipu, leaving Queenstown and its urgent sprawl behind.

  There is a moment, just after the road turns north, that a lookou...

October 6, 2016

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Staying at Ett Hem is less like staying at a hotel than it is hanging out at a really rich uncle's place, if that uncle was Swedish, with extraordinarily good taste, a rather nice wine cellar and never at home. A small door in a wa...

October 4, 2016

   The first thing you notice when you drive off the car ferry to Fårö is that the wind which blows off the Baltic has done a fabulous job of removing the hills.

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  This 113 sq/km island off Gotland's northern tip seems to have none. 

  And what few t...

September 21, 2016

  Fans of Scandinavian noir fiction know Bergen.

  Norway’s second largest city is not so much a location as a character. A brooding, rainy extra, painted in a palette of greys and blues.

  But not today.

   Today, this city of the fjords is basking in the late summer sun...

September 18, 2015

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    I’ll never forget the day my wife woke up with Jackson Pollock.

     My surprise is that I could have sworn she’d gone to bed with David Hockney.

     Michelle is generous with her affections; especially so when it comes to such pillars of e...

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