Panchakarma, an Ayurvedic enema treatment. © Luca Tettoni/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
Health retreats
By Robyn Davidson
The view from Tufi Dive Resort, overlooking a fjord and out to Mt Trafalgar. © Don Silcock/Indo-Pacific Images
Tufi, Papua New Guinea
By Drusilla Modjeska
A Siberian tiger feeds on a live chicken in the Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, 2011. © How Hwee Young/EPA/Corbis
Harbin, China
By Linda Jaivin
A rapscallian's resort, Central Park. © Cameron Davidson / Corbis
Central Park, New York
By Janette Turner Hospital
The fifteenth-century Sankore Mosque, Timbuktu, Mali. © Alex/Morales/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Visiting a library in Mali
By Rodney Hall
Bluestone Bay, Tasmania. © Paul Sinclair / The Freycinet Experience
Freycinet, Tasmania
By Nicholas Shakespeare
Hungry raccoons. © Bettmann / Corbis
Animal-watching abroad
By Sonya Hartnett
The ruins of the Roman colonnade at Apamea, Syria, 2010. Courtesy of the author.
By Robert Dessaix
An illustration of the first-class swimming pool on the 'Oriana', by Kenneth Browne. © Stapleton Collection / Corbis
By MJ Hyland
Pablo Neruda's collection of bottle ships at his house in Isla Negra, Chile. © Magnum Photos / Snapper Media
By Murray Bail
David Walsh at the MONA site, 2010. © Museum of Old and New Art
David Walsh and Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art
By Amanda Lohrey
Shamans at a funeral ceremony, Ivory Coast. © Fulvio Roiter / Corbis
Aravind Adiga on VS Naipaul’s ‘The Masque of Africa’
By Aravind Adiga
Film still from Andrei Tarkovsky's 'Stalker'. © Photos 12/Alamy
By Nicolas Rothwell
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
'Hitch-22: A Memoir' by Christopher Hitchens, Atlantic Books, 352pp; $35.00
Christopher Hitchens’ ‘Hitch-22’
By Dennis Altman
The White Stripes’ ‘Under Great White Northern Lights’
By Robert Forster
The last White Stripes’ album, Icky Thump, came out in 2007. For a group operating under the normal touring and recording schedule, the middle of 2010 would be a reasonable point at which to release the next piece of ‘product’, even if it wasn’t a...