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The eternal traveller syndrome

The eternal traveller syndrome

For those of you who are travelling, feeling the urge to travel, or are questioning where home really is… take 14 minutes to let someone beautifully explain it (in spanish).

The Bali Story (in full)

The Bali Story (in full)

I went Bali to escape from Chinese new year in Shanghai. One week lounging by a pool with a friend and 8 days as a backpacker. Week one went roughly as expected, the second week did not. Just your normal travel adventure, but might be interesting if you know me!

“Harass” by the Australian prime minister

“Harass” by the Australian prime minister

Saw this the other day. Made me laugh. Always fun to go into Lawsons.

Harbin Ice festival at minus 35 C

Harbin Ice festival at minus 35 C

Berlin at minus 20

Berlin at minus 20

Thailand. East Islands. 2007

Thailand. East Islands. 2007

Welcome to thale bungalows! red sign Full Gallery

15th December

15th December

japan japan oh my god japan!

japan japan oh my god japan!

So my flight is cancelled out of china, in true Chinese style, the girl at check in doesn’t seem to think that’s a problem for me! “oh no worries, i didn’t really want to go anyway”. Eventually i find someone who manages to get me onto another flight. Meanwhile, Ralph is waiting at the wrong […]

Japan In Autumn

Japan In Autumn

qingdao

qingdao

the idiots all go to qingdao. hi, i’d like a bag of beer please! click for full photo.

China for a year and a month

China for a year and a month

i’ve been in china a year and a month now, and it’s time to get a new visa to live here. so just pop down to hong kong, hand your passport to a travel agent, go out get wasted (thank you people), come back the following morning to find your brand new 1 year business […]

Back to england for a nice hot week camping in cornwall

Back to england for a nice hot week camping in cornwall

Back to england for a nice hot week camping in cornwall – the obvious holiday retreat for those living in Shanghai! Our secret family campsite, the ever idyllic community for old school friends and generations of returning families. Something rare about being able to play games with kids nowadays without parents having to worry. Slasha […]

“That’s why they always put two blank pages at the back of the atlas.”

“That’s why they always put two blank pages at the back of the atlas.”

In the leading machine the Head of the Air Force was sitting beside the pilot. He had a world atlas on his knees and he kept staring first at the atlas, then at the ground below, trying to figure out where they were going. Frantically he turned the pages of the Atlas. “Where the devil […]

New is better than old

New is better than old

this week, the infamous shangyang market closed down – infamous for selling fake watches bags dvd’s golf clubs and anything else you could possibly imagine. the now bricked up entrance has a government made banner hung over it stating “ban shangyang market” … err, you just did! another banner reading “beat conterfeit and shoddy“, good […]

State of mind

me: i’d like to post a parcel
clerk: what’s in it?
me: some clothes and a letter
clerk: no, you can only post parcels here, you need to go to a different counter, buy an envelope, then go to another counter to post your letter.
me: why?
clerk: it will have to go in a separate envelope
me: what if it’s a drawing
clerk: just letters
me: what if it’s a letter with drawings on it
clerk: …
me: what if i put the letter inside in the clothes?

Birthday Number 28

don’t make friends with people who are in charge of the free tequila at a mexican theme bar. and if you do, don’t go there on your birthday. less of a hang over, more like brain damage.

Australia Vs German

Australia Vs German

now there was a reason for me to actually buy the new toy… a wedding. with the exception of my aunties and my parents, i’m now the last in my entire small family to be married. but i don’t think i can get married now as my damn cousins have just done it so well. […]

mental. mountains.

mental. mountains.

8th April 2006 – mental. mountains. so without the need to cycle across london to get to work for the last two years my cycling has been limited to the few weeks back at my parents house at christmas – while enjoyable it’s cold and pissing wet. however i have recently discovered that the mountain […]

Some Chinglish

quick trip to thailand

escape to a little island, stay in a luxury hotel, all just 4 hours from shanghai. beautiful.

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