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Outrageously scenic

INDONESIA | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [4324]

The day starts with a flash of blue slicing past the coconut palms outside our veranda that overhangs the stream. A distinct ccreeeee-ccreee of the Balinese kingfisher heralds its presence each morning but we only catch glimpses of blue, orange and ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, bali, ceremony, culture, death, family, festival


What better way to spend a wet day in Paris than with 1 million dead?

FRANCE | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [5149] | Comments [4]

I'm so over Paris. Seriously. Sunday, it's pissing down, and everywhere is shut. So much so that it was even impossible to buy a bloody umbrella. Have they heard of initiative in France? Is it that I am still trying to kick this flu? Is it that ... Read more >

Tags: age, change, culture, dead, death, history, mood, philosophy of travel, reflection


The philosphy of life ...

CHINA | Saturday, 11 Mar 2006 | Views [7255] | Comments [3]

Do you ever wonder how fragile our lives are and how they can turn on a dime? I mean really wonder? In 1918 one of my Grandfathers was fighting in WWI and leading a group of young men in the trenches in France (I think). A mortar round landed ... Read more >

Tags: 1989, anarchy, chengdu, danger, death, grenade, life, near miss, philosophy of travel, tiananmen square


Dust to dust

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 21 May 2000 | Views [1630]

Yuki's father turned up with Grandmother in a beautifully wrapped box casually tucked under one arm. We had all flew down south to some military airport near Pusan for the funeral the next day, and startedby visiting Grandmothers original village ... Read more >

Tags: celebrations, ceremony, culture, culture, death, funeral, impermanent, people, tradition


The most dangerous road in the world

BOLIVIA | Friday, 19 Feb 1999 | Views [17184] | Comments [4]

The browns, oranges and reds of la Paz are swiftly replaced by lush greens as the road to the Amazon drops off the side of the Andes, descending over 3km in about two hours. Squeezed between sheer walls of rock, dripping with moss and fern, and ... Read more >

Tags: altitude, amazon, bus, danger, death, insane, la paz, misadventures, rainforest, truck


Life & death in Chichicastenango

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 26 Nov 1998 | Views [3194]

The peaks of the volcanos, cloaked in cloud and on fire from the dawn sun, glide past the windows of our plane. In my imaginations I had painted a land of jungle not volcanos large enough to greet you as you arrive by plane. Being thrown back into ... Read more >

Tags: children, clouds, culture, death, mortality, philosophy of travel, volcano



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