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When I'm 64

Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 | Views [715]

[written ages ago but only just released from draft] Tired of lying in the sunshine -- ("Time" / Pink Floyd) I've had my April 1st entry sketched out for half a year. It was to be called "Adventures in Fiction"... Read more >

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Second Looks Part 1 [Posts #1-#20]

Thursday, 1 Feb 2007 | Views [1434]

You miss things on a first look. Sometimes you miss a lot. In Pokhara, for instance, I arrived in the mid-afternoon, headed over to North Lakeside to find a room, and then took a wander. It was pretty enough, with sun on the lake, and clouds ... Read more >

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Fun and Games

Friday, 26 Jan 2007 | Views [1583] | Comments [1]

Carom Carom is a cross between pool and air hockey played with a square wooden board and some discs.  The object is to flick the game disc at a disc of your own colour and knock it into a corner hole.  The board is coated with a layer of chalk, ... Read more >

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Roads and Traffic

Monday, 22 Jan 2007 | Views [1676]

I first saw Nepali trucks (which share their style with Indian trucks) at the border town of Zhang Mu. Chinese trucks were drab and staid. A typical Nepali truck is bright and decorated to the point of garishness. Its body is painted a brownish ... Read more >

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And the Meek shall inherit Room 101

Saturday, 20 Jan 2007 | Views [1646]

It was the nearest hotel to Pokhara's Camping Chowk and the price was too low, but I took the room anyway. If I was to return to Kathmandu the next day, having just returned from trekking, it seemed silly to lug luggage all the way to Lakeside North, ... Read more >

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The Perils of Power

Saturday, 30 Dec 2006 | Views [870]

That he was on holiday did not stop the UK electrical engineer from burbling enthusiatically on the dangers of electricity; the Australian sparky he was conversing at was less effusive. Their group and mine were sharing a bus back from the Mekong ... Read more >

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Monday, 25 Dec 2006 | Views [1755] | Comments [2]

When the British colonised Australia, their culture and agriculture were imposed on a country that was in many cases unsuited for it. Seasons were six months out of phase, and the soil, climate, and weather patterns were so different, that by the ... Read more >

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