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Kiting Mui Ne, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Saturday, 3 Jan 2009 | Views [1958] | Comments [3]

The guidebooks and website claim it is a sleepy litle place on the Vietnamese coast that is popular with weekenders from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) and backpackers looking for a break from their travels. They forgot about the hundreds of tourists from all ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, kiting, mui ne

Japanese Oktoberfest

JAPAN | Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | Views [1972]

Four of us finished work and got into Fukuoka for the night. We did the usual walk around to see what there was to see, found a pub, another good restaurant, found another pub, and called it a night. Next day there were only two. The two Japanese guys ... Read more >

Tags: oktoberfest

Gallery: Oktoberfest, Fukuoka style

JAPAN | Sunday, 5 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Miajima Shrine & Kuju Highlands daytrips

JAPAN | Sunday, 5 Oct 2008 | Views [1490]

Tacked on to the end of the Hiroshima trip we got a ferry across to the Miajima (I hope I spelt that right) Shrine. It's a very popular, and famous shrine in Japan because the gate is in the sea and the temple is built on platforms on sandflats that ... Read more >

Tags: bridge, eating, shrine, vending machine, waterfall

Gallery: Japanese sights

JAPAN | Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Yet another memorial to madness

JAPAN | Sunday, 21 Sep 2008 | Views [829] | Comments [4]

Hiroshima is well known as the city where the first Atomic bomb was dropped but it isn't until you visit the site and see some of the preserved ruins that you can get a real feel for what these people went through. Listening to the Last Post ... Read more >

Tags: a bomb, memorial, war

The people who fold in half ....

JAPAN | Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | Views [1025]

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

Gallery: Yanmenguan

CHINA | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

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CHINA | Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | Views [886]

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 [674]

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

Gallery: Northern Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | Photo Gallery

Boro Gold & Erdenet Copper
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Gallery: West & North Western China

CHINA | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

Zhunge'er & Tanjianshan
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Doing a few miles

CHINA | Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | Views [949] | Comments [1]

In the last few weeks work has taken me in to Inner Mongolia Province and out to the Tibetan / Qinghai plateau. The coal mine we work with in Zhunge'er is only a three to thirty three hour drive - depending on snow, ice, trucks, bicycles, potholes and ... Read more >

Huangshan - Yellow Mountain

CHINA | Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | Views [17208] | Comments [4]

After a three hour trip through some fairly scenic country over a heap of rivers and through a heap more tunnels, (this is why the people in Sichuan couldn't get in or out - same road system) I ended up in Tuxin then got the shuttle up to Tangkou. A ... Read more >

U2 have another fan.

CHINA | Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Views [878]

Straight after work on Saturday it was home, throw some clothes in the pack, then taxi to the train station. That's where you sit in the corner and get stared at, or mother's drag their kids over to practice both sentences they know in english. It doesn't ... Read more >

Gallery: Huangshan

CHINA | Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province

CHINA | Sunday, 18 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

West Lake
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Gallery: Spring Festival 2008

CHINA | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Spring Festival - Chinese Coal Country Style

CHINA | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [1673] | 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

Gallery: Shuozhou & An Tai Bao

CHINA | Saturday, 26 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

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