Art & Cultural Travel * 2015 – 2016

Time Travelling: Myanmar + Basel Hong Kong

10 – 26 March 2016 

Please CLICK HERE to download brochure.



From the sublime to the …ridiculous?

Temples & stupas of Bagan to Hong Kong Basel Art Fair



This will be a smaller than usual group. Please contact Judith or Natalie NOW! *

Go to Myanmar + Hong Kong 2016 on the menu bar for more details



28 September – 8 October 2015    TOUR FULL

 “NEW YORK, NEW YORK!” + Philadelphia

Join Judith on a New York City immersion that explores the art, history, architecture, music, literature, theatre and lifestyle of the world’s most exciting city! Our 10 days in New York coincides with the most prestigious and diverse cultural event on the Manhattan calendar: the New Yorker Festival. This comprehensive itinerary allows for personal preferences when full cultural programs are announced for 2015.

 Click here for Itinerary. * 0409 618 499





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YWLP is an initiative of NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation in Siem Reap, Cambodia: NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation provides safe accommodation and leadership skills for young women who would otherwise leave school at primary or junior high school level. Nineteen girls have graduated this year and will go on to higher education. They will become skilled and valuable members of their local communities.


A new school year has just commenced with 30 students participating in YWLP. These young women rely on support from people like us for food, medical insurance & school uniforms.

Medical insurance costs $50 per student annually. You can help by coming to a Christmas mini shopping soiree in support of YWLP on Thursday 28 November. Details: or 0409 618 499

Donations to NGO2 Bomboo Shoot Foundation are managed by Terry Salmon who issues a Salmon & Co Solicitors Trust Account receipt for every contribution.   Bank details:


Please tag your deposit: NGO2 + Your Surname. 

Then send Terry a quick email with your full name and postal address, he will mail you a Trust Account Receipt:

I look forward to seeing you on 28 November.

Best wishes,





A new, detailed itinerary is available for the November, 2013 tour of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Click here for more information.

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Free Information Session: Wednesday 17 July 5.00 or 6.00pm, at

Lavender Bay Gallery 25-27 Walker Street, North Sydney

RSVP: Judith 0409 618 499   E:


A cultural journey that will open your eyes and your heart

 Join tour leader and travel writer Judith Salmon, award-winning artist Chrissie Lloyd and avid photographer Pete Wilkes for 14 days as we journey inside the contemporary cultures of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Travel to places of stunning beauty and timeless, historical significance. Immerse yourself in the colourful, living cultures of the old Indochina. Witness the progress of modernity. Meet people who understand the complex challenges facing these new independent nations. Join them in their journeys. Leave your mark on the processes bringing effective social change to young people in these countries. Record your experiences in words, paint and/or photography. Come home determined to return!

14 Day Air/Tour, departing Sydney
Tuesday 12 November 2013

 For more information,  please click here  or call Judith for a personal overview of this unique travel opportunity. : 0409 618 499

For Bookings contact Award-Winning Travel Professional
Natalie Jeffers on 02 8235 5593, or email


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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2013

A Bali Retreat for art, cultural & literary enthusiasts seeking stimulation and time for private contemplation.

Enjoy the luxury of 5* accommodation in the heart of Ubud village in the company of a friendly group of like-minded people as we immerse ourselves in a week of stimulating conversation, panel discussions, book launches, how-to workshops, cooking classes, live performances and fabulous cuisine in the breathtaking environs of Central Bali. Experience an individualised holiday within the framework of a small group tour.

Enjoy a Welcome dinner with your fellow travellers

Meet with Balinese poet, musician and Ganesha Bookshop owner, Ketut Yuliarsa

Visit the Neka Art Museum

Lunch at Ubud’s iconic Indus Restaurant

Learn about the history of Indonesian textiles at Threads of Life Gallery

Enjoy 4 days of UWRF events with your Festival Pass

Be pampered with a Bumi Bali massage

Ask Judith about optional trips into the countryside

Enjoy unique shopping experiences

Farewell Ubud with cocktails and canapes on last evening

Return home relaxed and revived!

Click here for detailed Itinerary.

Contact Judith for further information:


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Balinese Soiree with Debbie Mackinnon

Please join Adrian Vickers (author of ‘Balinese Art’), Debbie Mackinnon and Judith Salmon for a Balinese inspired evening of conversation, art, music, wine and nibbles at a

Twilight Viewing of FIELD OF DREAMS, Debbie’s new collection of paintings of Balinese rice paddies

The Incinerator Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby on Thursday 28 February: 

5.30 -7.00pm

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Bitumen to Bulldust Outback MusicTour, 4 nights/5 days

 This tour is now fully subscribed!

Wednesday 7 August 2013

5.45 am           Meet fellow travellers at Sydney Airport

6.45am            Depart for Moree

8.15am            Arrive Moree. Gavin Hann will meet us. Coffee stop in Moree, then on the road to Lightning Ridge by 10.00am. On the way, Gavin will give us a commentary about the local area; Richard will tell us about his work with children; Joan will tell us some colourful jokes.

1.00pm            Arrive Lightning Ridge. Lunch at the Club, opposite our Motel, order and pay independently.

2.00pm            Tour of Lightning Ridge with Barbara Moritz. Barb will show us the important sites and take us to the Historical Society.

4.00pm            Check into Wallangulla Motel

4.45pm            Half the group will go with Marilyn, Richard and Jane to the Black Queen Lamp Show & Performance, others can rest or explore the Ridge.

7.30pm            Dinner at Brunoz Restaurant, 2 course set menu.

Overnight Wallangulla Motel – our host is Carol.

Thursday 8 August

Breakfast at Motel or local cafe.

8.45am            Leave Motel in coach

9.00-10.00am  Visit Lightning Ridge Central School with Marilyn and Richard. meet children and hear them sing.

10-11.00am     Morning tea.

12.00am          Visit Opal Museum. Talk by Maxine O’Brien, Manager Lightning Ridge Mining Association: ABC Interview

1.30-3.00pm    Visit the Black Hand Mine. This is a guided tour and we have a break for complimentary tea and coffee midway.

4.45pm            Second half of group attend the Black Queen Performance.

7.30pm            Dinner at Brunoz, different set menu.

Overnight Wallangulla Motel

Friday 9 August


Settle accounts: single rooms $75 per night; twin $85 per night; queen $95 per night

8.30am            Our coach leaves for Walgett. Coffee stop before going to St Michael’s School

11.00am          Visit St Michael’s Primary School, we are invited to school assembly

12.30pm          Lunch at RSL Club. See local craft exhibitions associated with Walgett Community Festival; also Heritage Centre, opposite RSL.

2.30pm            Visit Distance Education Centre

3.30-4.00pm    Visit Aboriginal Medical Service Centre

4.30-5.00pm    Check in the Barwon Inn Motel

6.30pm            ‘Dinner Under the Stars’, a free Festival event

Overnight the Barwon Inn Motel – our host is Chris.

Saturday 10 August

Breakfast, continental style, included in room rate.

Guided walk along the river, optional.

10.00am          Festival events and workshops – ‘The Walgett Voice’, children’s singing competition.

Lunch at Festival – free BBQ.

Festival continues till 4.00pm.

Dinner at Barwon Inn.

Overnight the Barwon Inn

Sunday 11 August

Breakfast, continental style, included in room rate.

Check out Motel.

11.00am          Drive to ‘Ballandree’ Marilyn’s property, for lunch.

Lunch               Catered

After lunch      Drive to Moree

7.00pm            Flight departs

8.30pm            Arrive Sydney

For more information, contact Judith: or 0409 618 499




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Judith’s Cultural Tours for 2013

North India – A Cultural Journey in Art, History, Literature & Spirituality

Fully subscribed for 2013 Click here to download full details

Are you interested in this tour for January/February 2014? 

To express your interest send Judith an email

Bitumen to Bulldust Walgett Festival  – 7 – 11 August  

Featuring Walgett & Lightning Ridge Children’s Choirs

4 nights/5 days Moree, Lightning Ridge, Walgett  Very limited numbers:10-12 

To express your interest send Judith an email

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival  1-8 October

10th anniversary celebration!

To express your interest send Judith an email

 Vietnam – Cambodia – Laos * Mid-November 

Hanoi, Sapa, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Saigon

To express your interest send Judith an email

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Armchair Travel – to the Jaipur Literary Festival & Delhi Art Fair

The Best Exotic Art & Cultural Tour to North India is now fully subscribed.

Between now and our departure date, 22 January 2013, we will be preparing for our adventure by reading up on Indian literature, art, music, history, religions, textiles, cuisine, shopping and much more.

If you would like to be an armchair traveller and join our pre-departure e-journey:

Contact Judith:

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