JOURNALISM

ANANTARA RESORT, CAMBODIA: A TRADITIONAL KHMER MASSAGE. I have misgivings about spas. I don’t like the subservient feet-washing business. It also doesn’t help that my plates of meat are hideously ticklish in places and I spend the whole time worrying I’m going to accidentally kick the masseuse in the mush. This is not, as you might imagine, overly restful. [000018]

Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/traditional-khmer-massage-a-surprising-experience-gl3lxw#ixzz3yTcVSZje
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THE SALT CAVE OF SANTA BARBARA: A novel way to get over jet lag. This is because it looks like a film set, something around which Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe or Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade might prowl. Or where today’s Californian torch singer Lana del Rey might saunter in pastel pedal pushers and rakishly retro sunglasses. DSC02820

Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-salt-cave-of-santa-barbara-gk9r0q#ixzz3yTZiioRA
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EATING IN SABAH, MALAYSIA. Smoked wild boars and a roadside barbecue: Sinalau Bakas simply means smoked wild boar, a traditional Sabahan delicacy, if you can call great hulking lumps of dead wild pig smoking on a makeshift wire barbecue delicate. DSC03558

Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/eating-in-sabah-malaysia-smoked-wild-boars-and-a-roadside-barbecue-gm7xt5#ixzz3yTWydhtS
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ANOTHER travel story in Fairfax Media’s Traveller section last weekend (Aug 29-30) – about the wonderful medieval French town of Tarascon and its dungeons and dragons. This was the last stop on our river cruise with #scenic_au (www.scenic.com.au).

http://www.traveller.com.au/dungeons-and-dragons-gj3eda

 

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STORY from last weekend about my stay at the Shangri-La resort in Rasa Ria, Sabah, Malaysia. DSC03458

http://www.traveller.com.au/shangrila-rasa-ria-resort-sabah-review-tropical-seclusion-giegzr

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LATEST STORY IN TRAVELLER, ABOUT SALISBURY CATHEDRAL AND THE MAGNA CARTA AND THE WORLD’S FUNKIEST FONT:DSC09509

http://www.traveller.com.au/salisbury-cathedral-celebrates-magna-cartas-800th-birthday-gi33md

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FROM LAST YEAR’S SCENICTOURS RIVER CRUISE IN FRANCE: VAN GOGH IN ARLESsceniclastdays 169

http://www.traveller.com.au/french-river-cruise-follows-the-footsteps-of-van-gogh-gidjus

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