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The original world nomad "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius.

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Reflection

INDONESIA | Saturday, 30 Dec 2006 | Views [998]

As 2006 draws to a close and with time and personal space uncluttered from the confetti of interruptions that the internet brings, the last week has provided a timely opportunity to pause and consider where life is going. Life is first ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel, poetry, reflection


Such a small thing

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 10 Dec 2006 | Views [1467]

The moment was so short and so fleeting that I can't even remember it. I think it was when I passed through Athens in a wonderful winters day in January 1989, where locals were friendly and the sun was out. I didn't know it at the time, but that moment, ... Read more >

Tags: family, magic, philosophy of travel, yuki


On the edge of Tokyo

JAPAN | Saturday, 30 Sep 2006 | Views [1402]

It's just a house on the edge of Tokyo, a timber house constructed to withstand the frequent earthquakes, a house I lived in for a little over a year, a house that we return to with our own family now, a house full of memories, a house cluttered with ... Read more >

Tags: architecture, culture, philosophy of travel, tokyo


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

FRANCE | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [5282] | 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


Travel broadens the mind. Really?

CAMBODIA | Wednesday, 24 May 2006 | Views [5989]

Having travelled widely, I have firm beliefs in the positives of the travel experience in getting people to be a little more compassionate towards one another. Racism, intollerance and war are all harder to propigate when you have experienced local hospitality ... Read more >

Tags: children, culture, ignorance, philosophy of travel, racism


The philosphy of life ...

CHINA | Saturday, 11 Mar 2006 | Views [7381] | 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


Freedom?

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 16 Jan 1999 | Views [2749]

The thin atmosphere and strong shadows sharpen the pink, blue, red, orange and green that paint Cerro Rico as it towers over Potosi. Silver, zinc, lead and tin, plus 21,000 men still toiling to extract it. Crates of dynamite mix with sacks of cocoa ... Read more >

Tags: colonialism, freedom, history, philosophy of travel, poverty


Life & death in Chichicastenango

GUATEMALA | Thursday, 26 Nov 1998 | Views [3269]

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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