Category Archives: 2011 Life

Only Foreigner in Town and a Stranger’s Cousin’s Wedding

I knew I had limited time to get to Beijing from Laos for a spot of work but still, after being on the road for a while it was a question of what do I do in China for a … Continue reading

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The Bad, Ugly and Horrible of China – All for the Good

The most amazing phlegmming, snotting, spitting, hawking place on the face of the earth and anywhere to deposit it is fine – restaurant, train floor, next to your foot, anywhere! The men are pigs at best and have this brashness … Continue reading

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Lovely Days in Laos

Not sure about my overall impressions of Laos as they got dictated to by the number of days I was there. Spent a couple of days in Vientiane the capital which was pleasant but I was stationed in the middle … Continue reading

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Terrific Thailand and the Facts from Folk

My highlights of Thailand Spending (not enough) time with three English teachers 1.5 hours away on the outskirts ofBangkokand seeing their world Camping at a military base on the beach with the only other campers being a group of local … Continue reading

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The Disney Dictatorship of Singapore

I like manners and feel lucky to have been brought up with a pretty good set of strict manners. When it is drummed into you from your mother it is a reminder and never a happy thing but in the … Continue reading

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Story of the Lucky Leaf and the Chinese Visa

After a lesson in border control and international diplomacy (being sent back on the flight from Singapore to Hanoi after not having a Vietnamese visa on Monday) I thought it best to get my Chinese visa now ahead of the … Continue reading

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The German Way…

As a part of my recent travels I was lucky to spend a couple of weeks in Germany. Mainly to visit my best friend and his family and Rach’s German family from yester-year but I also got a strong sense … Continue reading

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A Positive Reality?

I just watched Zeitgeist for the first time on a train journey to Bangkok in Thailand. The movie goes through the myths of religion, wars, 911, banks, money, media and more. Most of it is interesting food for thought, not … Continue reading

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Czech – Champ of a Place

With only a day on the countryside and two days in Prague how good could Czech be? Bloody great! A mentioned in Poland it was a walk over the border into Czech. There we jumped on a train with no … Continue reading

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Pretty Perfect Place – Poland

Using the almost version of the pretty here not the beautiful part – not that Poland is ugly its just not pretty (as in beautiful). Not the best intro to a country that Rach and I passed some lovely time … Continue reading

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