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Sunday, 22 April 2007

Around the World in 24 Days

I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been on the road, a lot. Although I got back a while back, I’m just now catching up.

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Monday, 12 February 2007

Things to Remember when Moving Country

It’s always more expensive than you plan.

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Sunday, 10 April 2005

Tempest in a Teacup, Counterclockwise*

Those who have been preoccupied by Two Funerals and a Wedding may have missed news of a developing diplomatic crisis in Australia.

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Sunday, 10 April 2005

Coffee, Tea, or Shove that Phone Right Up Your…?

As if flying wasn’t enough of a trial already, you may have heard that the FCC is considering lifting their ban on mobile phone use in airplanes. While the FAA may still restrict their use, this is just one barrier less to having a person yammering away for hours on end, one foot away from your ear.

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Thursday, 17 March 2005

Travel Warning

I personally like Airbus planes, especially the A340, but Risks Digest has given me a reason to avoid some of them;

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Sunday, 19 September 2004


If you’re wondering where the promised travel stories from Melbourne got to, you’ll have to wait a bit longer; other events overtook me.

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Wednesday, 8 September 2004

And now for something completely different: Roadblog!

I’m typing this from the Red Carpet Club in San Francisco International Airport, about to depart on a snap vacation to Melbourne.

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Saturday, 27 December 2003

Next trip: Molvania

Inger put me onto a new travel guide, and I’m already planning the trip.

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Friday, 26 December 2003

Travel Notes: Vienna, Venice, Bolzano

We’ve lived in California for more than four years now, and Anitra grew up in Melbourne, with the result that she first saw snow falling from the sky when she was 25. When we had an opportunity to take a week’s holiday right before Christmas, we decided against somewhere sunny; why more of the same?

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Saturday, 26 July 2003


I spent more time today saying “dude” than I ever have before (proportionally), because I took a little drive. As you may have guessed, Antibes left me a little cold, despite the weather; I’m not a big fan of seaside resorts.

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Friday, 25 July 2003

On Antibes

Pros Makes everybody jealous when you say you’re going there Great beaches and the Alps nearby Sailing!

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Saturday, 28 June 2003

On Helsinki

Pros: They’re serious about this “midnight sun” thing Discovered I actually like herring Fantastic mobile phone coverage Hima & Sali Free bicycles!

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Monday, 23 June 2003

On Tallinn, Estonia

Pros: quick 1.5-hour boat ride from Helsinki cool, still-foreign-looking passport stamps full of beautiful european architecture / city planning

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Thursday, 30 January 2003

mnot : Bookmarks : Travel

Travel bookmarks have been reorg’d and cleaned; the RSS feed gives you the latest additions. Suggestions welcome.

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