Author Archives: jb

For the capital of a Buddhist nation…

Bangkok really does some shit-hot Chrissie decorations. (No wonder it’s so hot here, what with all those light bulbs…) Advertisements

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“Which flight are you on, then…?”

Silly question. The right question is “When are you going to the airport?” If you’ve worked in the aviation industry, you might get rebated travel as one of the perks. But you only get to fly if there are fewer … Continue reading

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Then again….

Some things are definitely worth hanging around for. Potato fritters with apple sauce. Christmas market in Mainz €4 for 3

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Hang around here until almost Christmas, thus to partake of festive spirit and all that crap and what happens?!! More to the point, what doesn’t happen?! No festive precipitation, for a start (and I’m paying Ludger Schreiber an arm, a … Continue reading

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Farewell then Mapua Queen of the Top of the South Home of dramatic skies Sometimes Even without 120 sodding millilitres in a day….

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End of the Golden Weather

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Jetty at Riwaka Harbour

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