The Keep – Goulds Country, Tasmania, Australia “Are you sure we’re on the right road?” Fumbling for my iPhone, I curse myself for not printing the instructions or downloading the file offline from my email before we lost signal. The road sign we’re parked under stipulates that the gravel road should only be accessed by … Read more
A traveller’s story of hiking reinebringen I look dubiously at the red and white striped tape hanging limply between two spindly trees. The laminated A4 sign clearly states “The hiking trail is closed. The path has become unstable and is undergoing renovations. In some sections, there are falling rocks. Hikers climb at their own risk.” My … Read more
I’m lying down on my left side, staring up at the glaring lights. The curtains are a parakeet green, reminiscent of the palm trees we passed minutes earlier. The tiles are sparkling white, a backdrop for the sterilised stainless steel tools. I’ve never liked hospitals. But in this moment, I’m extremely grateful for their existence and for the people who operate them on a daily basis.