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At the time of writing this editor’s
letter I had just returned from
two days in Launceston, Tassie;
came back to finish off writing a
feature on Samoa and had to put
a few Asia stories together for
the feature. I was proofreading a
story on Yorkshire and looking
for images for a tea house in Paris... such is part of the life
of an editor/writer. Asia Unlimited is our themed special this
issue – so head to the east for discovery!
If you think I swan around the world all the time – no
way – I wish!
But the job does comes with many wonderful privileges; I
get to live the dream and am mindful to be grateful. All the
places I write about are destinations I have visited, some that
I have been invited to.
And a grand trip to Europe is like winning the lottery and
exploring close to home has the same effect. I always love
travelling in Australia.
Launceston isn’t Venice or Hong Kong – but as it was my
first visit there, I was pleasantly surprised at the laid-back
charm (they run on a 90 second minute there), the gentle
pace of life and an overwhelmingly fabulous foodie scene.
They don’t make a big noise about their produce and line-
up of excellent chefs (they should!) but quietly serve you
amazing dishes with pride and – for the sake of the magazine
I tasted it all. The scenery surrounding the little city is
pristine and as they say: ‘there’s the cleanest air here you’ll
ever breathe’...and they could be right.
This is domestic tourism and we should all devote a few
weeks a year to exploring our own country. Tourism has
suffered here since the dollar has been pretty strong – so,
support your city, town, state, local attractions – whatever;
never know what you’ll find.
You may notice that there
are a lot of food images this
issue – well, why not? Food is
part of our enjoyment on our
Our competition is a winner
for a winner this edition – a 19-
day tour of Britain’s Downton
Abbey Era locations. The
grandest houses, the greenest
countryside – enter now, be in
it to WIN it.
Happy tasting and travels. •
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