Captain M.T. Clayton sailed tall-masted ships around the world, from London to the West Indies to New Zealand, Australia and through the Southern Ocean. He traded sandalwood in the South Pacific, delivered immigrants safely to their new homes, raced in huge ships called tea-clippers and commanded The Kent, one of the most famous ships to trade between the British colonies and London in the 19th Century.
I call Australia, Greece and New Zealand home. I wrote about my own travel and culture shock in contributing chapters to Foreign Women in Greece, a guide to surviving life in the land of the gods and economic turmoil, and then wrote about other people’s odysseys in my debut non-fiction book, Asylum: Voices Behind the Razor Wire, published by Lothian Books in 2003 (reprinted the same year) and shortlisted for a major literary award in 2004. The book revealed the plight of asylum seekers running from persecution and warn-torn countries, telling their stories in their own words, and seeking sanctuary in Australia only to end up behind razor wire in the kafka-esque system of mandatory immigration detention. I’m writing my second book now – and yes, it’s about journeys.
Taste for Travel is a bit about my stumbling around the globe, more about what inspires you to travel either solo or with others, combined with news, food for thought and lashings of ill-conceived advice. More women are travelling now than ever before. Your comments and questions are very welcome. But if you want to read about how to vege on a beach or you’re looking for cupcake recipes, then you’ve come to the wrong place.
- Destinations contains travel stories from almost anywhere: Australia, Greece, New Zealand and South-East Asia feature regularly.
- Taste for Travel has several contributing writers and welcomes other contributors. Thinly-disguised link offers are rejected outright.
- Because food is inseparable from cultures and often the way we most keenly taste our travel experience, the Food section is just that – exploring flavours from many places.
- Drink reveals good drops and where to taste them
- We review Books for armchair travel. Other people’s adventures are food for thought!
- Ask Sally is well-intentioned advice from our relationships and travel etiquette guru Sally Slaughter.
Meet the Team:
Georgia Gerardis is a Greek/Australian chef on the gorgeous Greek island of Rhodes. She runs her own restaurant, Ammoyiali, with the help of her husband Anthony and their friends. She’s also a busy mum of three, teaches English to students and who knows what else? We’re delighted to have her on board to contribute foodie stories from her corner of the world.
My alter ego Sally Slaughter is our agony aunt, who dispenses ill-conceived travel advice to hapless travellers who find themselves in trouble. Sally had a previous career as a fur coat saleswoman but fur dropped off the fashion menu so she took off to see the world and made no money at all as a travel writer.
Kelly Papaioannou and her partner Tom Mitchell run Taste for Travel’s technical support. They lived in London for a while and moved back in Sydney determined to enjoy a better climate and make more money! They are tech savvy – true products of their generation – and they keep Taste for Travel looking hitch free.
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