Take a trip around the world with Farrago‘s travel blog. Brought to you by Tom Whitford in Canada, Kevin Ponniah in Melbourne and David Threlfall in lots of places.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
English. For most Farrago readers, it is likely our first language. It is also the most widely spoken language in the world, making travel exceptionally easy. Lucky us, right?
Monday, October 24 2011
Fashion around the world is as varied and fickle as cultures can be: go to the major cities in Russia and you’ll see more high heels than you’ll see at an eastern suburbs formal; go to Italy and the men preen themselves and prepare their outfits as much as the women do; go to the mountains in Romania and no one really cares, as long as they’re warm and comfy.
Friday, October 21 2011
Planning a holiday can be the make or break of the experience; a poorly advised trip probably going the same way as a one way ticket to Iran. So it’s important to do your assigned readings, for once…
Friday, October 7 2011
Travel provides us with many things—a fresh perspective, broadened horizons and often a diminished bank account. It also allows us to become someone we are not. Refreshing.
Thursday, September 29 2011
Why do we so enjoy being afraid of things we know absolutely nothing about?
Monday, September 26 2011
I’ve been in Copenhagen for almost a month now, finally reaping the rewards of acres of university bureaucracy, months of frustration and one very expensive flight. Alas, I won’t bore you with tales of exchange debauchery that you have probably heard before. I will, however, tell you six things about the great nation of Denmark and its beautiful, Aryan children—The Danes.
Friday, September 9 2011
Backpackers. The name scares the living be-jeezus out of upmarket hotels and all-you-can-eat-buffets. But it is their namesake – the humble and trusty backpack – that is the most essential, yet often overlooked travel accessory.
Wednesday, September 7 2011
Italy. The name brings many images to mind. Julius Caesar. Pizza. Renaissance Men. The Pope. India.
Yes, India. Allow me to explain.
Thursday, September 1 2011
A friend recently asked my advice on the best way to navigate Europe with a mobile phone. The answer, I told them, is one of the most bandied around, horrible-looking and unimaginative terms around today: The Smartphone.
Friday, August 26 2011
I just spent two weeks driving around Spain with three mates in a hyper-orange van with a tent strapped to its roof. Well, what is at least internationally and politically considered Spain. Apart from the constant reminders of the difficulty of wild camping in said vehicle, and far too many subsequent early-morning arrivals of bored local policemen telling us to move on or give them several hundred Euros, probably the most common happening during our time there was people telling us rather forcefully that we weren’t in Spain at all.