Re­ward­ing Dis­cov­er­ies

Reader's Digest Asia Pacific - - Editor’s Note - LOUISE WATER­SON Group Edi­tor

DIS­COV­ER­ING NEW PLACES, PEO­PLE AND CON­CEPTS is what we thrive on, and ‘dis­cov­ery’ is a theme that runs through much of this month’s mag­a­zine. From eye-pop­ping sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies made in 2017 (page 71) to more pri­vate re­al­i­sa­tions about our own mor­tal­ity (‘Life’s Three Truths’, page 46 and ‘Safe-cation’, page 102) and on­line vul­ner­a­bil­ity (‘Lonely Heart Scams’, page 30). It’s safe to say that there’s much to con­quer, re­alise and en­joy in life – you just have to open your­self to the pos­si­bil­i­ties.

While I’ve never been a big fan of scary movies, zom­bies or vam­pires, my favourite ar­ti­cle this month is ‘Dis­cov­er­ing Dracula Coun­try’ (page 108) by Luke Spencer. Fol­low­ing the same route de­scribed by author Bram Stoker in his clas­sic novel Dracula (1897), the vivid de­scrip­tions of trav­el­ling by train into Tran­syl­va­nia, with its misty moun­tains, grave­yards and Bran Cas­tle, could well have you mak­ing travel plans of your own. Cer­tainly one for my bucket list!

Thank you to our grow­ing band of Field Ed­i­tors, who this month gave feed­back on the ta­ble of con­tents and sent in ar­ti­cles that will ap­pear later this year. I’ve thor­oughly en­joyed get­ting to know you all and am pleased the idea has been a suc­cess. If you’d like to join, please email: fielded­i­tors@read­er­s­di­gest.com.au

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