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Marin Weekender

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Mum & Dad, having completed their main tour from San Diego back up to San Francisco, now have a couple of weeks with me in the Bay Area. We took the opportunity of having good weather to cross the Golden Gate and spend the weekend […]

Local Cars for Local People

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One of the pleasures of walking around the neighbourhood is checking out the exotic (and not so exotic) machinery on display. Everything from immaculately-prepared hotrods, through to European rust-buckets.

LA LA Land

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While Taiwan celebrates Chinese New Year, my boss took the opportunity to bring me over to Austin for a week or two with the team.  I didn’t struggle too hard, since I can reschedule the holiday, and anyway flights out of Taiwan are pretty expensive […]

Britain: A Showroom for Chinese Automobiles

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There is little that is more depressing than considering the slow, lingering death of the British car industry, but in China at least, the heart of British industry beats strong.  In a complex turn of events, both Rover and MG were bought by SAIC, and […]

Blue Van Man

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The ubiquitous Blue Van is a Taiwan icon. Adidas, with their recent boutique store opening in Jhongxiao Dunhua have decorated one in a way surely only possible on this one Pacific island. Great fun. My Adidas Box Fresh The story of a British Industrial Designer […]

We Reach for the Sky. Neither Does Civilisation.

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One of the most distinctive aspects of life out here is the transport. A day never passes without seeing something head-shaking strange. It could be a fork lift truck on the motorway, glass being transported by bike, food vending machines on the back of motorbikes… […]

Ximen

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One of Lorenzo’s first nights out (new Swiss member of our team). Here is Ximen – Taipei’s mini Tokyo… and possibly the coolest taxi I have ever seen. On the way to the bar, and testing out a new 2 megapixel cameraphone… and look how […]