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Back in the Saddle

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Blurry trip from the airport

After 18 months away from Asia, I finally headed back. Back in the saddle!

Noe Night Vision

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It’s odd, for the last few months in the USA I have not felt the urge to grab my SLR to take photos. But, last night I suddenly felt the urge to use a real camera, so on the way to dinner with a friend […]

Restart

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View over the bay from Mt. Diablo.

Isn’t it odd that one of the most exciting periods of my life (moving from Taiwan, to the USA) has gone virtually undocumented on this blog? Talking to Markus, I wondered if it was simply that it was not strange enough to warrant writing about […]

Checking Out the Neighbourhood

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The rental market in San Francisco is notoriously challenging. Estate agent advertising is virtually non-existent, and people rely on what should be a relic; Craigslist. It came as a bit of a shock, then, to be presented with a place almost perfectly matching our needs […]

First Mountain Bike Ride in San Francisco

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Within about 72 hours of landing, I already had my first riding date arranged with Marc Walliser from the office … I have yet to receive my own bike, so he was kind enough to lend me a very nice Rocky Mountain for the task. […]

California Dreaming

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Today I landed in America. Months of theory are suddenly turned into practice, and amidst a haze of jet lag and general exhaustion from having gift-wrapped a previous chapter of my life, I am suddenly presented with such a wall of potential experience lying in […]

881 TW

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Seven and a half years ago, almost to the day, I arrived in Taiwan with a rucksack, a pack of CDs, a job with a little-known computer company and not a clue about what the future might hold. I came for a year of experience […]

How to Pack Your Life into Boxes

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How to pack your life into boxes, in 12 easy steps: Voila!

Hong Kong Electric

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Hong Kong holds deep and special memories for me. It was the first place I landed in Asia, touching-down on the way to Taiwan for the first time, it was the first ‘foreign’ place I went to after arriving on the island, it was a […]

Final Graveyard Ride

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I have had some of the best days of my 20s up in the hills around Taipei – the days spent up there┬árooted in my memory. That’s why I was so delighted that, after six years of pestering, Ken finally decided to come up to […]