HERBIE HANCOCK reckons he’s performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.
THE Nymboida River in New South Wales is one of the best options for white water paddling on the east coast of Australia, particularly if you live in Brisbane. With cascades, rapids and pool sequences, it offers plenty of action, flow and fun whatever skill set you have.
TOURISTS, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi’s low-rise Old Quarter, which seems generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter’s street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.
QUEENSLAND has a lot of national parks filled with native birds and animals, amazing flora, fantastic walking and great campsites. There are an absolute wealth of these on the islands, in the mountain ranges, and even the wild interior of the state providing every kind of geography and habitat you can imagine. While this list is hardly representative of the wealth and breadth of these, here are five of some of the best.