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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 [7] photos and [5] stories tagged with "venice".

Pet hates....

FRANCE | Friday, 10 Apr 2009 | Views [1167] | Comments [1]

So here we are, on a fast train out of Paris’s Gare de Lyon, and the fun has already started. The blonde woman across the aisle has a little Yorkshire terrier in her handbag. Next to that, in a sort of pseudo sports bag with mesh sides, she has a fluffy ... Read more >

Tags: clermont-ferrand, hotel de ville, lozere, paris, pets, venice

Train, train do not go away

FRANCE | Saturday, 7 Feb 2009 | Views [1093]

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 [2164] | 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 [1078] | 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 [684]

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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