Anyone who travels and writes has at some point thought about being a travel writer. For most of us, that dream remains confined to diaries, blogs, local websites, and missives to our friends and family back home, but some itinerant scribes of course do make the leap to professional travel writing. Rob Whyte is an instructor at Busan University of Foreign Studies, and he’s also been a part-time travel writer for about the past ten years.
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Re-post: Following John Birmingham's interesting piece in yesterday's Sydney Morning Herald asserting that Australians are soft and materialistic, unable to cope with the next, presumably coming, depression; and with the ongoing troubles in the Euro zone particularly in regards with Greece, the recent downturn of the Aussie dollar and share market, and seemingly constant layoffs and increasing 'casualisation' of the Australian workforce I thought it might be interesting to re-visit a topic oft-off the radar as if it's something too catastrophic to even contemplate.