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.

Atlas carries a golden globe on his shoulders on the roof of the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

How Vienna spans the globe

Useful as online maps are, they have nothing of the romance of crinkly old dog-eared paper maps with their hint of secrets to be decoded.

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