Vintage Voice

Unearthing Classic Articles from Previous Issues of The Voice Magazine

Last weekend’s horrible attacks at the Westfield Bondi Junction shopping mall in Sydney, Australia prompted us to cocoon in the archives and look for some gentler Bondi Beach references.  Cue the Travelling Student…

Textbooks and sand.  Philip Kirkbride feels out of place studying at Bondi Beach while others surf and party.  “Despite the always Saturday atmosphere of Bondi I managed to get a lot done staying there over the next few weeks. Slowly but surely, I started to catch up on my course work. Of course, there was still the issue of finding an invigilator to facilitate my exam.”  The Travelling Student – The Beaches Not Seen, June 12, 2015.

Always another beach.  Philip Kirkbride decides to look beyond Bondi Beach, and rents an RV to go exploring.  “I packed up and hopped in ready to start the ignition. As I turned the key the engine started up only to quickly stall, I repeated with the same results. I took a good look around the RV and to my horror realized I was in a manual.”  The Travelling Student – Stick it to the Plan, July 3, 2015.