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The people who fold in half ....

JAPAN | Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | Views [1029]

I didn't know what to expect here in Japan. But I didn't really think the streets would be so clean, the cars so small and people constantly folding in half. These guys are constantly bowing in greeting, farewell or just for the hell of it. Everyone ... Read more >

Tags: culture, language, people, work


Yanmenguan

CHINA | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Views [891]

With only a few days left in the area a few of us ( a Chinese born Kiwi from Australia, a West Australian and his Chinese bride and yours truly) decided on a road trip out to see what there was to see down the road towards Taiyuan. Every exit on the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, people, walls


Northern Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Saturday, 12 Jul 2008 | Views [679]

Work is taking me all over North Asia now and this time I needed a visa instead of an Alien's travel permit. First stop was a gold mine an hour and a half north of Ulaan Baatar where I had a couple of days working with some local guys. Mongol is one ... Read more >

Tags: culture, work


Spring Festival - Chinese Coal Country Style

CHINA | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [1681] | Comments [2] | Video

Everywhere you look in this area you see either coal, coal dust or coal smoke. Shanxi Province is one of the main coal producing regions in China and everything from the power stations to the stove in the earth house on the outside of the city is fueled ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Cultural Day trip

CHINA | Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | Views [925] | Comments [3]

Day off and time to organise a road trip. We had a quiet period over the National Holiday and decided to go for a look around a few of the well known sites to the north of Shuozhou back around Datong. We organised a car and driver and three of us Aussies ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


ANZAC Day, Gallipoli 2007

TURKEY | Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | Views [5665] | Comments [5]

A morning and day that is hard to put into words ........       Moving. Enlightening. Emotional. Shocking. Proud to be Australian. Eye opening.   Every Aussie and Kiwi should do the trip if they have half the ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Istanbul sıghts and sounds

TURKEY | Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | Views [2267] | Comments [1]

I was told back ın London, that unrelıble source, that at any one tıme a Londoner ıs no mre than 50m from a rat. Whıle I dıdn't see any I belıeve ıt but ın Istanbul the average Joe ın thıs cıty would probably be no more than 20m from a cat! They are ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


The City of Banks and Car Alarms

MONGOLIA | Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | Views [1014] | Comments [2]

Last day in Ulaan Baatar and we wake up to snow. I looked out the window this morning about 2 or 3 and thought it was bugs flying around a light. Stop laughing! I AM from Queensland, remember. Well it wasn't falling straight down it was just blowing ... Read more >

Tags: culture


Finally in Beijing

CHINA | Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | Views [694] | Comments [2]

Well I made it, one of the longest weeks I've ever worked waiting to start this trip. Having my wallet stolen a week out from leaving only added to my determination that nothing is going to stop this trip going on. All back to normal as I got on the ... Read more >

Tags: Culture



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