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September 5, 2017

As a newly arrived US immigrant, I've been fascinated with the rise of Donald Trump. But then, who isn't? Travel anywhere in the Western world right now and you're likely to find everyone has an opinion on the US president. On a trip home to Sydney recently, I found my...

I posted previously regarding an upcoming feature I'd written for August's House and Garden magazine, about travelling through the most Northern reaches of the Arctic. Here's the piece in full via a gallery of higher resolution screen shots. Hopefully this is easi...

June 29, 2017

This article first appeared in News.com.au

Is this the end of tipping in New York?

MY NEW sofa was being delivered to my new apartment in my new city. I was finally living in New York. After months of tough preparation, to me this represented a moment of triumph. 

But my...

This story on a trip I took to the Arctic, appears next week in House and Garden Magazine, Australia. It was probably the most awe inspiring holiday I've experienced. The combination of a pristine white wilderness with virtually no other humans, mixed with absolute lux...

May 18, 2017

This article first appeared in News.com.au

ARRIVING in India is always an assault on the senses — visceral, confronting, confusing. But as I landed in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad a few days ago, India surprised and confounded me in a whole new way.

I bounced st...

This article first appeared in the Guardian, US.

How to explain Donald Trump’s ascendancy? If you follow the standard election analysis, his victory was largely spurred by the financial pain and fears of poor and rural Americans. But if you look closer, Trump voters are...

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