Adventures in Sydney’s Wild, Wild West

Sun-Herald, Australia – March 8, 2015 “Keep your arms folded and your legs crossed,” says the attendant. “Just imagine you need to go to the loo.” This last piece of advice is unnecessary because I need to go to the loo with impending urgency. My heart is also thumping like a base drum and myContinue reading “Adventures in Sydney’s Wild, Wild West”

Review of Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

The Sun-Herald, Australia – June 2, 2013 Finalist, 2013 ASTW Best Australian Story under 1000 words Travel descriptions can evoke a wide range of emotions. At one end of the spectrum sit terms such as “overwater bungalow”, “champagne breakfast” and “free upgrade”. At the other end lurk “overnight bus journey”, “flight delay” and “cavity search”.Continue reading “Review of Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel”

Adventure on the Murray River

It was supposed to be a hypothetical question. When I ask Jack: “What would happen if the engine failed now?” I didn’t expect him to reply: “Let’s find out.” I wouldn’t be so worried if we were in a car or a boat. But we’re in a two-seater plane – and we’re at 760m (2500ft).Continue reading “Adventure on the Murray River”