Italy With A Twist In Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, a city on the northern coast of Sicily, has long been home for people from all corners of the Mediterranean. In 2019 it continues to be defined by its cultural diversity, both contemporary and historical. While famous frescoes of bygone eras attract every type of tourist, come evening the streets are awash with Palermitans.…

Close Encounters With Australian Wildlife

It sounds a little naive but before I arrived in Australia, I only associated its animals with its vast areas of wilderness. I thought I would have to drive for days into its red centre to walk among Roos or spot wombats crossing the road. I never even entertained the idea of seeing the elusive…

History Repeating In León, Nicaragua

I wasn’t able to spend long enough in León. Nicaragua’s most northern city has long been respected as the country’s seat of intellectual and political challenge. A few days before I planned to cross the border, it started a new and important fight. Stories about the student-led uprising against Nicaragua’s sitting government flooded through to…