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Trip: Musings from home

There are [14] stories from my trip: Musings from home


Tiananmen: 20 years on

CHINA | Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | Views [1411] | Video

It was strange days to be in China. Perhaps even stranger to be reflecting on these moments 20 years on. This is a well written piece about the iconic figure that stopped a line of tanks:  http://www.time.com/time/time100/leaders/profile/rebel.html ... Read more >

Tags: courage, democracy, tiananmen


"Tambo la mokili"

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [1271]

We'd just finished up at the 15th birthday party of the Fred Hollows Foundation who we work with and I was flagging a ride home to Glebe. "Tambo la mokili" said taxi driver with a huge laugh as I got in. How did he know I work in travel? ... Read more >

Tags: footprints, footprints network, language, stories, taxi, zanzibar


The power of ideas

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [1521] | Comments [3]

Here at World Nomads we live for ideas: dream up stuff, design and produce it and see what happens. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But more often than not we find we learn something or achieve something that none of us ever expected, predicted ... Read more >

Tags: business, dreams, ideas, ted, the footprints network, world nomads


Once when I was a boy ...

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | Views [3411] | Comments [1]

Once when I was a boy growing up in the south of England in the 1960's the hedgerows and gardens would support a wonderful butterfly every summer called a Red Admiral. I have no idea if this still exists or if it is now, sadly, almost extinct, but it ... Read more >

Tags: books, childhood, colour, memories


Tell me about your family

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 10 Feb 2007 | Views [1933]

The boys were at day care yesterday and they were discusing their families: LEVI: "I love my brother because he doesn't hit me." RIU: "My brother hits me." LEVI: "Do you still love him?" RIU: "Yes.... Read more >

Tags: children, family


How my son sees the world

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 | Views [1325]

Riu has just turned 4 and this is his picture of a horse. When asked "What's that underneath the horse?" he said "Dad, and Riu and Kai" in his broad young Australian accent. And what's that to the right of Kai? "Mum .... Read more >

Tags: children, drawing, family, riu, travel with children


On the edge of Tokyo

JAPAN | Saturday, 30 Sep 2006 | Views [1376]

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


Lost Past Recovered

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 2 Sep 2006 | Views [1241] | Comments [1]

Now here is something you don't see everyday: this was a Russian photographer working in about 1900 long before the advent of colour photography. He took a series of photo's using only custom built monochrome camera but then produced an approximation ... Read more >

Tags: history, invisible, museum, photography, russia


only the poms

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 21 Jul 2006 | Views [2722]

I have known Anna for years and despite both working online all day, we have this unspoken agreement that we never use e-mail, and only send letters and postcards from wherever we are travelling. The other day one arrived early in the morning, before ... Read more >

Tags: british, friend, letter, relaxation


A bold new adventure

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 30 Mar 2006 | Views [1424] | Comments [3]

Three years ago World Nomads was born, and Christy was our very first customer for her trip through Vietnam. A veteran world nomad last year she came to work for us and has helped us develop these adventure journals into a powerful community ... Read more >

Tags: children, family, perspective


The philosphy of life ...

CHINA | Saturday, 11 Mar 2006 | Views [7254] | 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


Australia here I come ...

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 1 Jan 2006 | Views [3443]

The questions below about Australia are from potential visitors. They were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the (sometimes brilliant) answers are the actual responses by the web site officials: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I ... Read more >

Tags: laughter, true stories


Great travel books

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 25 Nov 2005 | Views [1099] | Comments [1]

This is my personal list of great travel books. Please feel free to add any if you have any suggestions: Into the heart of Borneo , Redmond O'Hanlon Probably only exceptionally funny for those who have been there and experienced the wonders ... Read more >

Tags: books, literature, reading, relaxation, travel


a few interesting travel sites

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 23 Oct 2005 | Views [1325]

For all things wonderful about our world there is no beating National Geographic and Michael Palin writes wonderfully about all those place so many of us want to actually visit. For the inside scoop on any destination there are a few great resources ... Read more >

Tags: flickr, lonely planet, national geographic, travel, world nomads

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