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Month: April 2013

 
  • Ubon Holds Up A Candle

    Ubon Holds Up A Candle

    I am sipping an Americano outside Jazz, a blink-and-you’d-miss-it cafe in Khuangthani Road when I hear drums and guitars, followed by singing. Then villagers appear wearing green tops and checked sarongs. They clap and dance spontaneously to the music, oblivious to the light rain. The temple communities are arriving with their floats to set up for tomorrow’s parade, and the […]

     
     
  • State Library of Victoria. Classical music was performed inside the domed reading room. I met a Korean woman here around 5.30am - now living in Sydney, she flew down yesterday. Said she couldn't find accommodation, though I doubt Melbourne was booked out. She was doing a tour of the Great Ocean Road at 8am, so hopefully she was able to stay awake for it.

    White Night Melbourne

    White Night is a dusk-to-dawn celebration of art and culture that began in Paris in 2002 and has since spread to twenty-three other international cities. Though, the true inspiration apparently goes back further to a festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia – ‘white night’ describes the evenings at that latitude during the summer solstice when dusk lingers from sunset till dawn. […]

     
     
  • Pirate of Padstow

    Hiking the Cornish stretch of England’s 1015km South West Coast Path in 1987, I reached Padstow village where a ferry is required to cross the Camel River. It was market day and stalls crowded the quay. A local’s outstretched hand pointed me to a Ferry sign where stone steps led to a smallish wooden boat. I descended, plonked my backpack […]

     
     
 
 

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