Katrina Lobley

Sydney-based writer Katrina Lobley started working as a journalist in regional NSW more than 30 years ago. Today, she specialises in travel, tourism, culture and the arts.

Illusion: A Dali mural in Girona.

A surreal experience in Catalonia

The busiest point of Spain’s Dali triangle is Figueres, home to the Dali Theatre-Museum, but Dali's house-museum in Portlligat and the Gala Dali Castle in Pubol are refreshingly free of visitors.

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Castle room.

Kings of the castle

It's gothic, it's 14th-century and it lifts spirits as a perfectly timed luxury stay on a walk through Catalonia, Katrina Lobley says.

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Colorful beach umbrellas and bathers on Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

South America

Why I want to be in South America

No longer just the domain of backpackers and the brave, South America has something for everyone, writes Katrina Lobley.

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