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Keith Austin: When the world is your lobster Stories from a former Travel Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.


There are [8] photos and [6] stories tagged with "keith austin".

Once more unto the beach...

FRANCE | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | Views [842]

MANY thanks, Lufthansa, for telling me that you couldn’t find my son on your manifests because he had somehow got his tickets from United Airlines. Despite being on Lufthansa flight LH 565 from Ghana to Frankfurt and a further Lufthansa flight from ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, beer, el bulli, keith austin, paris, plage, popsi bubblehead, spain, summer, voie georges pompidou

A Walk Back In Time

FRANCE | Friday, 29 May 2009 | Views [896] | Comments [2]

Back in the 70s the manager of a pub in Hackney Road, east London (The Queens, I seem to recall – now a sari shop or a sports shoe wholesaler or somesuch), leaned close and, through the crashing wall of Philadelphia Sound being pumped by DJ Blossom ... Read more >

Tags: keith austin, latin quarter, paris, st germain des pres, st severin, st sulpice, walks

Train, train do not go away

FRANCE | Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [1140]

How many times have you heard that people, when they arrive at a new destination, want to “experience” the place like the locals do? They want to eat where the locals eat, drink where the locals drink ... it’s an obsession, and a ridiculous one. ... Read more >

Tags: croissants, keith austin, paris, popsi bubblehead, prices, tourism, tourists, trains, venice

Dead In Venice

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 31 Jan 2009 | Views [2215] | Comments [2]

We are in our final days here now and our attention is turning towards the overnight rail trip we are taking to Paris on Sunday night. But a few thoughts first on Venetian mysteries: Where are all those many little old ladies in perms and fur coats ... Read more >

Tags: detachable penis, glass, italy, keith austin, lido, murano, popsi bubblehead, rick stein, rick steves, venice

Who Let The Doges Out?

ITALY | Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | Views [1135] | Comments [1]

The good burghers of Venice have got their work cut out. Having rid themselves of the Doges many years ago (though being a doge wasn't all it was cracked up to be, as we found out on a tour of the Doges' Palace) they are now battling the dogs of Venice.... Read more >

Tags: doges, dogs, fur, keith austin, murano, popsi bubblehead, posters., venice

The Joys of Jetlag in Venice

ITALY | Friday, 23 Jan 2009 | Views [730]

It's 7.30am and I've just returned from a quick, freezing jaunt around the almost deserted streets here in Venice - one of the joys of jetlag. And if I've learned one thing it's that I need to read up more on my camera. I see the shot I want but am ... Read more >

Tags: cameras, jetlag, keith austin, venice

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