Fear is found on a creaking glacier in the Caucasus mountains and joy is encapsulated in the perfect Shanghai dumpling.
And while I love a $500-a-night hotel room (who doesn’t?), sometimes the best stories are found in a $20 guesthouse.
With an eye always out for good markets and great street eats, I write travel features for Sydney’s Sun-Herald and Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age newspapers, and hunt down the travel news for the Sun-Herald and Sunday Age Traveller section each week. I have a particular soft spot for the wilds of the Middle East, scarves and carpets.