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Emily Kam Kngwarray Painter, 1914-1996

In Art, Australia, Travel by tony1 Comment

Featured Image: Detail from Wild Yam V 1995, Hassall Collection Sydney, 153 x 243 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 March 2024 When I was at school (a very long time ago) the corridors were festooned with dark dusty copies of impressionists and probably even a Vermeer. When I first went to Paris, I was gobsmacked by the …

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Southern African Safari, Large Raptors

In Botswana, Travel, Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe by tony8 Comments

Featured image: A kettle of vultures both Lappett-faced and White-backed Vultures rising together on a thermal on a rural highway outside of Solitaire in the Namib-Naukluft Park. We saw kettles of vultures several times in the morning. The vultures need to gain height to begin the business of searching for dead animals.    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 February …

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Safari to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Part 2

In Botswana, Travel, Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe by tonyLeave a Comment

Featured image: Spotted Hyena in Waterhole, Central Etosha National Park, Namibia, 6 October 2023    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 January 2024 This is the fourth article in a series on Southern Africa inspired by a birding trip to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls with Rockjumper and two safaris to Chobe National Park in Botswana with Kalahari Tours and …

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Safari to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls, Part 1

In Botswana, Travel, Africa, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe by tony1 Comment

Featured image: Lesser Flamingo, Walvis Bay, Namibia, 2 October 2023    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  11 December 2023 This is the third article in a series on Southern Africa inspired by a birding trip to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls with Rockjumper and two safaris to Chobe National Park in Botswana with Kalahari Tours and Kruger National Park in …

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Welwitschia

In Travel, Africa, Namibia, The rest by tony6 Comments

Featured image: Intrepid Welwitschia Hunters in the Namib Desert, Namibia, 1 October 2023    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2023 This is the second article in a series on Southern Africa inspired by a birding trip to Namibia, Botswana and Victoria Falls with Rockjumper and two safaris to Chobe National Park in Botswana with Kalahari Tours and Kruger …

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Street Food Bangkok 2023

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony6 Comments

Featured Image: Buying a Take-Away Dinner at a Street Stall    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  23 June 2023 This is the  second article on street food. Street Food in Bangkok is the companion article to Street Food in Chiang Mai. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. The article on street food in Chiang Mai …

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Street Food Chiang Mai 2023

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Cowboy Hat Lady, Chang Phuak Market    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  5 May 2023 Street Food in Chiang Mai is the companion article to Street Food in Bangkok. Another article on Bangkok is about the Klong Saen Saep Transport System. Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 …

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Organisational Thermometer

In Australia, The rest by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Jock Macneish My Elbow Room    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  28 March 2023 Several things coming together at once prompted me to think about Fred Emery’s ideas and my involvement in them from 1979 to the end of the 1990s. First was involvement in doing politics differently and getting an independent senator David Pocock elected into the …

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Food in Chiang Mai 7: 2023 Update

In Travel, Food, Thailand by tony8 Comments

Featured Image: The 46th Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2023, Parade Float    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  8 March 2023 Articles in the series on food and restaurants in Chiang Mai are: 1 Akha Tribal Food, 2 Pho Vieng Chane, 3 Khao Soy, 4 French & Italian Restaurants, 5 Airport Plaza, 6 …

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Angkor Guide 2023

In Cambodia, Travel by tony4 Comments

Featured Image: Entrance to The Bayon, Buddhist Temple, Angkor Thom Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 December 2022 Angkor Guide 2023 Introduction We are thinking of going to Siem Reap and Angkor in Cambodia again as part of a trip to Thailand in January 2023. We went there for the first time ten years ago in 2013. Over the years, …

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Passu Paradise, Pakistan: Our Trip 6

In Travel, Pakistan by tony1 Comment

Featured Image: Corner on the KKH with the Passu Glacier in the background, Passu, Pakistan 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 June 2022 This is the seventh article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 6 Rain …

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Rain, Danger in Sust, Pakistan: Our Trip 5

In Travel, Pakistan by tony3 Comments

Featured Image: Magnificent Glacier Riven Mustagh Ata, 7546m, between Tashkurgan and Kashgar, China, 1995 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 May 2022 This is the sixth article in travelling the Karakorum Highway series. The others are: 1 The Karakorum Highway (KKH), 2 The Lower Karakorum Highway, 3 Besham to Gilgit, the Terrain, 4 Extreme Polo in Gilgit, 5 The Hunza Valley, 7 Passu Paradise. The …

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Postcard from McLaren Vale

In Australia, Travel, Food by tony2 Comments

Featured Image: McLaren Vale Vineyards Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 April 2022 My postcard series is idiosyncratic. The postcards are short descriptions of travel and places, but there is no theme or rhyme or reason. They are short snippets about things that you might not have heard about or experienced otherwise. The series so far are: 1 Boudhanath Stupa, …

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Hunza Valley, Pakistan: Our Trip 4

In Travel, Books, Pakistan by tony7 Comments

Featured Image: Lady Finger or Bublimating (6000 metres) and Hunza Peak (6270 m) above Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Pakistan. Ultar Peak (7388 m), Bojahagur Duanasir II (7329 m) are within 5 km. Rakaposhi (7788 m) and Diran Peak (7266 m) although around 27 kilometres away dominate the horizon across the river and the Karakorum Highway, KKH, May 1995. Breadtag Sagas ©: …