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Tim Richards
Attended University of Western Australia
Lives in Melbourne, Australia
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New blog post: "It's not easy to move under this gear, but there's no way I'm going to get wet." In the wilds of Canada, looking for bear:
In August 2013, Narrelle Harris and I stayed for three nights at the Great Bear Lodge in the northern wilderness of British Columbia, Canada, hosted by the lodge and the Canadian Tourism Commission. Here's what we saw... Th...
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I feel really proud today to be a regular contributor to Fairfax. Its contribution to the #IStandWithAdam campaign is the media at its best.
As Sydney Swans players prepare to run through a ;banner saying the simple word this afternoon ;"RESPECT", youngsters and non-professional football world is joining the ;#IstandwithAdam campaign.
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This is how cats warm up on a cold day in the office – sit directly under the anglepoise lamp:
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My new hero is Vincenzo Coronelli, 17th century map-making superstar. I explain why in Vienna's Globe Museum, for +Traveller AU: http://www.traveller.com.au/the-globe-museum-vienna-one-place-many-worlds-giekiv
Useful as online maps are, they have nothing of the romance of crinkly old dog-eared paper maps with their hint of secrets to be decoded.
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In +Traveller AU, I review the luxurious Eastern & Oriental Express train from Bangkok to Singapore - though my singing in the posh piano bar isn't quite up to scratch: http://www.traveller.com.au/eastern--oriental-express-train-bangkok-to-singapore-review-a-level-beyond-luxury-gifg03
The luxury of the classic Orient Express can be experienced on the Bangkok to Singapore route.
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wow +Tim Richards sounds like a brilliant trip!
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New blog post: This hotel is alive with (echoes of) the sound of music! My stay at the Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg: http://aerohaveno.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/echoes-of-sound-of-music-schloss.html
On my recent visit to Salzburg, Austria, I stayed at the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron. This was no accident. I had been commissioned to write an article marking the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, the popular musical mo...
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And isn't it such a gift when the sun shines for our cameras while on assignment?
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About to speak at Alexandra Library in country Victoria. Beautiful old 19thC building - check out the timber ceiling:
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Great clip, very moving. This happens every year in Warsaw at 5pm on 1 August, to mark the anniversary of the 1944 Warsaw Rising against Nazi occupation:
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Heartwarming clip, to see all these people stopping what they are doing in memory of such a uprising towards evil
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That’s it! I pressed SUBMIT. My Lonely Planet chapters are DONE. [cue hysterical laughter]

Now I get to visit the outside world again - beautiful timing with one of these rare blue sky winter days.
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I was in the library of state parliament (i.e. of Victoria during the Open House weekend) and while most of their book holdings were unsurprising, they made a point to say they have a comprehensive set of Lonely Planet books for use by the pollies.
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A find! Bought a PG Wodehouse short story collection that isn’t available on Kindle, at the Rare Book Fair at Melbourne Uni. #rarebookweek
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Scary travel medicine! This image is on high rotation at my doctor's surgery:
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Campfire Chocolate at Mork Chocolate Brewhouse, North Melbourne. You pour the chocolate over the wood smoke in the glass. Interesting!
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Coming to Melbourne next week, this looks like something to try! Especially in your freezing temperatures.
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Travel writer, arts writer
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  • Freelance journalist, 2004 - present
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Melbourne, Australia
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Donnybrook, Australia - Kraków, Poland - Cairo, Egypt - Perth, Australia
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I'm a freelance writer with published articles on various topics, including travel, lifestyle, the arts, science, and pets. My writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites around the world. I'm also an author of guidebooks for Lonely Planet. You can see details of my published work at http://www.iwriter.com.au/
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Winner of the Travel Industry Analysis Award at the 2013 Australian Travel Journalism Awards for Excellence, for the article 'World's Most Expensive Cities Not So Bad ... If You're Australian'. Also finalist in the 2010 ASTW Travel Journalism Awards for Excellence in the category of Best Trade/Industry Story, for 'Have Blog Will Travel'.
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  • University of Western Australia
    1982 - 1985
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A groovy bar which donates its profits to charities nominated against each beer/wine on the menu. Great vibe.
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