Tim Richards

Tim Richards fell into travel writing after living and teaching in Egypt and Poland. He’s a light packing obsessive, and is especially drawn to the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

General view of people enjoying the nightlife in Hosier Lane in the Melbourne CBD on October 24, 2014 in Melbourne, ...

Melbourne

Six of the best Melbourne laneways

Whether you're looking for dumplings, coffee or music, hit up these six laneways for a bit of culture that's unique to Melbourne.

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Trick of the eye: The Alila Jabal Akhdar resort looks as though it could have grown from the mountains.

Living the high life in Oman

A mountain resort set in the midst of an Omani food bowl provides a luxurious experience for its guests.

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Museum Ludwig in Koln.

Cologne goes Pop

Germany's most-visited attraction collides with pop art in Cologne.

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