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Tim Richards
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New blog post: The disappearing (and reappearing) tower of Świdnica, Poland, and why everything old is new again: http://aerohaveno.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/swidnica-poland-everything-old-is-new.html #LPinPoland #lp
This week I visited Świdnica for the first time in four years, checking it out for the next edition of Lonely Planet's Poland guidebook. Four years is long enough to see distinctive changes in a place. The biggest change I no...
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Have eaten at 17 of the Victoria ones listed here, which seemed surprisingly high. But some I've been hosted to by travel PR people, and others I've dined at in order to write about them.
The restaurants voted the best 100 in Australia by chefs and other hospitality insiders.
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Świdnica Town Hall looks good, especially the tower. Didn't exist when I was last here; collapsed 1967, rebuilt 2012. #LPinPoland
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Visited a toy museum in Kudowa-Zdroj yesterday. Look! Soviet space toys! #LPinPoland
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"The effect is somewhat as if a penniless duke had downsized, moved to Canberra, and stuffed all his remaining treasures into an old auto-repair shop."

I review the cool cafes and bars of rapidly gentrifying Braddon, in Australia's national capital: 
Braddon is changing from a light industrial zone to a vibrant food and drink scene.
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No one does moody candlelit cafes better than the Poles. Lots of atmospheric old buildings to work with.

And I got them to make me a (sorta) long black. Yes, I have become a nuisance to baristas on multiple continents. #LPinPoland
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At Waterloo Napoleon did surrender... and next month is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Here's my profile of the site & festivities for +Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/belgium/travel-tips-and-articles/field-of-destiny-waterloo-battlefield-belgium
Read Field of destiny: Waterloo battlefield, Belgium by Lonely Planet
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Waiting at Świdnica Miasto train station. It's had a big refurbishment since I was last here, looking very attractive now. #LPinPoland
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Brilliant - a stash of lost fairy tales discovered in Germany:
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Some beautiful Art Nouveau architecture here in Kudowa-Zdroj. It's a spa town in the mountains on the Czech border. #LPinPoland
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New blog post: Built in 1857 for the King of Prussia, it's Poland's most beautiful train station. I profile Wrocław Główny: http://aerohaveno.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/wrocaw-gowny-polands-most-beautiful.html #LPinPoland 
I'm currently in Wrocław, Poland, on assignment for Lonely Planet.  If you're wondering how to pronounce that placename, by the way, it's not what it looks like in English. Think Vrots-wahf and that's more or less right.  The...
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If you've been thinking "But what does a Polish train station look like before a 21st century makeover?", here you go:
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I remember seeing Kraków station back in '74 and it looked much like this.
I'll have to go back their one day and see what's changed
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  • Freelance journalist, 2004 - present
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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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