Why go? Closer to Asia than Sydney or Melbourne, Perth’s isolation is one of its greatest lures. Now, its remote wilds are a kangaroo hop away as Qantas launches the first direct Heathrow-Perth flights from March, transforming what was once a multi- day, multi-stop route into one 17-hour journey. Continue reading
The nesting doll’s eyes met mine from across the marketplace. Surrounded by a cornucopia of Soviet trinkets, vinyl records, embroidered shawls and kebab stalls, it was something about the promise she offered, of more treasures hidden within, that compelled me to start haggling.
An empty hammock is always an invitation, and this one was more enticing than most. Slung low across the beach house decking, it was designed in the Brazilian style: a king- sized swathe of cream cotton fringed with decorative crochet.