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Trip: Flying visits

There are [9] stories from my trip: Flying visits


On being a Digital Nomad

FRANCE | Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | Views [6805]

  Years ago travelling before the age of the internet, people would actually talk to each other in cafés and meeting places. Sadly, today all I seem to see are travellers hunched in internet cafés, desperate to stay connected to ... Read more >

Tags: ebooks, ipad, mapping, mobile, planning, r&d, travel, wifi


Gallery: Garma Festival

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

the best indigenous festival in Australia
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Light and Dark

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Views [2493] | Comments [1]

A clear night in the remote desert, ochre red dust howls as children and dogs run wild, lit by lots of flickering open fires, people lounging on vehicles in various states of disrepair, like a scene from an indigenous version of Mad Max. On TV it would ... Read more >

Tags: aboriginal, children, culture, experience, family, festival, garma, health, indigenous, politics


Modernism. Hedonism. Fascism

GERMANY | Friday, 15 Dec 2006 | Views [2087] | Video

Despite the rapid rebuilding of an incredibly modern and sophisticated city, Berlin is unlike almost any other city I have ever been to. Physically it seems to be huge, with wide tree lined avenues and immensely wide pedestrian paths which makes walking ... Read more >

Tags: berlin, jewish, lonely planet, sausage, work


sore feet

FRANCE | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Views [2779]

By far and away the best thing about Paris is that they have made absolutely no concession to the car. The city was designed to be navigated by foot and by Metro and that is the way it stays. And, if you are like me and love to walk and wander and get ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Gallery: Flying visit to paris

FRANCE | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

City of light (not on this trip)
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What better way to spend a wet day in Paris than with 1 million dead?

FRANCE | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [4880] | 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


some things never change

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 22 Jun 2006 | Views [1398] | Comments [1]

With two young children it's been a while since I actually had a completely free couple of hours to simply wander at will around London, and what strikes me this time is the sheer visual texture of the city. Bricks, marble, timber, sandstone, copper ... Read more >

Tags: airports, architecture, heathrow, humour, london, modern, swiss re


Gallery: Flying visit to London

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 22 Jun 2006 | Photo Gallery

2hr sprint around the city
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