Monday, November 19, 2018

Venice: It has Canals

1,600 years ago a bunch of people fled their homes in what is now northern Italy. They were escaping social and political turmoil surrounding...

‘Beheading’ Forgotten: ASIO gains almost Limitless Power

Well, wasn't this all quick and easy! Last week I wrote this piece asking Australians to please have a closer look at what has been...

An Unfortunate Forced Landing in the Outback

I've traveled a bit, and never experienced a mishap (flying is indeed safer than driving, especially if you live in the middle east)... except...

How to Break into China

It depends whether you'd like to, I guess. The world is shifting though. Anyway, I inadvertently did once for a few minutes, so in case...

The World’s Smallest Town: A few Beers in Betoota, Outback Australia

Central Australia is the home of the road train. The world’s largest and heaviest road-legal vehicles, many exceed 50 metres (165 ft) long and...

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