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  • A self-guide to guided tours

    14 Nov 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONTo guide or not to guide… that is the question.I’m not a fan of the guided tour (see the Travel section of Australian Medicine October 15, 2018 edition for more on...

  • Escaping to sanctuary in the Swiss Alps

    10 Oct 2018
    TRAVEL BY CHRIS JOHNSON Let’s face it. You’ve seen one church you’ve seen them all. Every European city is rightly proud of its cathedral, but after Notre Dame what...

  • Not your average movie set

    13 Feb 2018
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONI must confess. I saw all three Lord of the Rings movies but still haven’t seen one of the subsequent Hobbit trilogy of films.That didn’t stop me from suggesting...

  • Getting to the heart of it in New Caledonia

    16 Aug 2017
    By CHRIS JOHNSONIn 1999 French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand published a book titled Earth from Above. It was the culmination of a five-year, five-continent, 60-country...

  • Seeing Europe the hard way

    04 Jul 2016
    By Adrian Rollins, Editor, Australian MedicineIn the past, when winter hit hard in Australia, those who could afford it would fly to Europe to bask in the Mediterranean sunshine,...

  • The diplomatic doctor

    11 Mar 2013
    By Australian Medicine editor Adrian RollinsAlmost a decade ago country GP Dr Mark Hampson decided to pack in his Byron Bay practice, join the foreign service and see the world.In...

  • Le Tour de High Country

    15 Jul 2013
    By Adrian Rollins*Pity the French.Every year they host one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the Tour de France, and every year they come away empty handed.The three-...

  • Vibrant life in heart of prairie country

    21 Oct 2013
    ‘City museum’ – it is a pairing of words almost designed to kill off traveller interest.As a tourist attraction, it seems destined to be frequented only by civil engineers,...

  • Nature’s own spectacular – the Italian Dolomites

    06 May 2012
    By Adrian Rollins, Australian Medicine editor I should have known when I saw a beaming Fiat driver madly gesticulating at me as he drove past in the opposite direction. I was left...

  • To hell and back, Scandinavian style

    03 Jun 2012
    By Australian Medicine editor Adrian Rollins More than most other countries, Iceland can legitimately claim to have been to hell and back – both geologically and financially....