Fiction Map of the World – Tasmania

by Travelbag on 30 September 2014, 15:09PM Fiction Map of the World – Tasmania As we continue on our Fiction Map of the World tour, we land at our next destination, Tasmania. Tasmania offers up an abundance of options from national heritage sites steeped in history and geographical beauty, to books, films, music, and cuisine to satisfy even the most seasoned foodie. Notable Tasmanian BooksTasmania may be small when it comes to geography and population, but it has made its mark on the map with its literary offerings. Many authors have set up residence in Tasmania and there are a number of titles set in the island state, but there are also a number of award winning Tasmanian novelists and poets.Notable Tasmanian authors and poets include Richard Flanagan, a descendant of Irish convicts and the critically acclaimed writer of The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998), Wan...
Top 5 Thailand Experiences

Top 5 Thailand Experiences

Thailand is a diverse and beautiful country with so much to offer. After a recent trip to Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Hua Hin, here are my Top 5 favourite experiences! 1. Shopping, BangkokShopping in Bangkok is a marathon sport. The options are endless and the shops seem to go on for miles! From the luxurious mega shopping complexes to the pop up road side stalls there is something for all tastes a...
by Lia Holloway on 26 September 2014, 09:09AM



Fiction Map of the World – Australia

Fiction Map of the World – Australia

Today our fiction map series takes us Down Under to experience the vast delights of Australia. Essential Holiday ReadingFor holiday reading I'm going to recommend ‘The Harp in the South’ by New Zealand born Australian author Ruth Park. Set in the Sydney suburb of Murry Hills during a time in which it was a dangerous and lively slum area, it is a gritty and realistic depiction of life ...
by Travelbag on 25 September 2014, 13:09PM



Planning a Backpacking Trip to Thailand

Planning a Backpacking Trip to Thailand

There is a commonly held belief that backpacking is an easy thing to do. You pack a rucksack, you take your savings out of the bank and you book a last minute flight to Asia or Australia. In reality, things are a little different. The average backpacking holiday is an experience to remember – it involves nature, sunbathing, meeting new people, eating new foods, hanging with new species, doin...
by Travelbag on 23 September 2014, 15:09PM



How to spend your holiday in Barbados

How to spend your holiday in Barbados

The beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados has been wildly popular with tourists for decades. It is the kind of place that fuels the fantasies of people all around the world, shivering their way through harsh winters, because Bajan temperatures rarely dip below 25°C, even in the middle of December. It might sound strange, but the island now owes a lot to modern celebrities and native Bajans l...
by Rianne Ojeh on 17 September 2014, 11:09AM



Fiction Map of the World – New Zealand

Fiction Map of the World – New Zealand

This week we’re exploring New Zealand, one of the last major landmasses on the planet to be populated and home to the most southerly capital city, Wellington. With its distinctive Maori culture recognisable throughout its artistic history it has a fascinating catalogue of work to enjoy. Essential Holiday ReadingFor holiday reading in New Zealand I'm going to recommend The Bone People by K...
by Travelbag on 16 September 2014, 08:09AM



Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

Fiction Map of the World – Cuba

When you think of Cuba your mind shoots to cigars, Castro and communism, but the second largest island in the Caribbean also has a deep literary, cinematic and musical history for us to explore. Essential Holiday Reading For holiday reading I’m going to recommend a book commonly held as the classic Cuban novel: Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde (sometimes published in English un...
by Travelbag on 09 September 2014, 13:09PM



Top 5 Days Out in the Middle East

Top 5 Days Out in the Middle East

1. Aquaventure, Dubai Spend the day with your loved ones, engaging in some wicked wet and wild fun. Enjoy 17 hectares of crazy fun, drift along the lazy river, shoot down the Tower of Poseidon or dare to ride the Aquaconda! With plenty of opportunities to eat and drink, you can keep going all day; a great family day out and a must do when in Dubai.  2. Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi The larg...
by Ellen Morgan on 04 September 2014, 15:09PM



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