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01 Both rail and scenery enthusiasts will delight in the half-day train ride from Dunedin through Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi, and back again. This is no slick, Wi-Fi-enabled affair. Think scones, a locomotive lurch that has you waddling down the aisles, and on-board commentary full of “dad jokes”. But oh, the views. Horse studs, pine forests, ferny thickets and the sheer flinty ...
Set in the Al Hajar mountains, not far from Dubai, the quiet town of Hatta won’t be quiet for long Even surrounded by water – which in Dubai, you commonly are – still, you can feel it: the dryness of the Arabian Desert the city is built on and within, second in size only to the Sahara. Not far from the city’s ...
“How was your flight?” will have a new reply in future from the 150 passengers on board Air Mofo’s maiden trip on Friday. “Fine,” they’ll say. “But did I ever tell you about that bonkers flight I took to Tasmania?” When I pass them at Melbourne airport, I assume the young women in matching yellow tees are a boisterous sporting team. Then ...