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Ancient Teachings in a Modern World: Willie Gordon’s Guurrbi Tours in Australia

  • Karolyn Wrightson
  • 1 August 2011

Willie Gordon is likely simply to ask a traveller on one of his Guurrbi Tours “When was the Beginning for you?” I’ve yet to hear someone able to answer him. It is quite humbling to be in the presence of someone who is still in touch with his Beginning. I’ve seen rock paintings of animals that have been extinct for thousands of years, but in far too many magnificent rock art sites, the full story has been lost. Willie, however, learned what he knows directly from elders and grandparents.


See Stylish Sydney the Green Way with Corporate Cars Australia

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 23 June 2011

Finding a reliable transportation service in Sydney, Australia, is essential for discovering the many local gems, and one Sydney taxi company, now the Green Path Transfers local partner, has the experience, the expertise and, especially important, the green underpinnings to help all visitors make the most of their stay.


Queensland, Australia, Faces Devastating Floods

  • Shaun Gilchrist
  • 15 January 2011

In 1974, the flooding Brisbane River of Queensland, Australia, peaked at 5.4 metres. It has been etched in local memory as the worst inundation the city and surrounding areas faced in the 20th century. Although the Brisbane River peaked just below the 1974 level on 13 January 2011, the damage has been far more targic and it is now the new point of reference for flood devastation.


Photo of the Week: River by Bike, Brisbane, Australia

  • Urban Adventures
  • 1 August 2010

This photo is taken on a floating cycle path on the Brisbane River in this capital city of the Australian state of Queensland. It is near the Story Bridge (on the way to Newfarm), which sometimes wriggles and contorts with the small waves moving under the pathway.


The Secrets and Surprises of Brisbane, Australia

  • Shaun Gilchrist
  • 3 June 2010

You will hear people put down Brisbane, Australia. Some say it doesn’t have the harbours of Sydney and that it can’t compare to the European glamour of Melbourne. Others think of it as just a launching pad for travel to the Gold Coast or the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t buy it, people!


Eight whl.travel Destinations Are Finalists for the New Seven Wonders of Nature

  • whl.travel
  • 24 July 2009

In December 2007, a global call for votes on 440 destinations in 220 countries netted a pared-down list of 77 sites, all vying for one of seven coveted spots as the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Then, on 21 July 2009, a panel of experts announced the even more select list of only 28 finalists….

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