Andrea Black

Sydney-based freelance travel writer Andrea Black specialises in travel relating to design, history, architecture and music. When visiting a city she will track down vintage vinyl record stores and bring home a local release from way back, the perfect sonic and historic artefact of a time and place. When flying long haul she has one rule, to listen to Link Wray’s 1971 self-titled album in its entirety.

Awa-odori dancers at Awa Odori Kaikan hall.

Japan's own mystery island

The island of Shikoku offers immersive elements of traditional Japan that are almost impossible to find anywhere else.

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World-first NEXT hotel in Brisbane whose entrance fronts the Queen Street Mall.

Queensland

City guide: Things to do in Brisbane

Brisbane is going through an urban renaissance; new hip hotels are opening together with creative spaces, music venues and small bars.

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