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Hong Kong Birthday

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Since last weekend was Yuyin’s birthday, she was already in Hong Kong on business, and I had 12,500 air miles from Cathay Pacific gifted to me (a trip to HK needs 15,000), the stars aligned and I jumped at the chance to have a weekend […]

Tongli – Water Town

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Escaping Shanghai is always a challenge, but as I have highlighted in previous posts, the HSR service heading out to Nanjing is opening up the entire Yangtze corridor. This time with my manager, Paul, in tow, we headed out on Sunday to Suzhou station, and […]

Austin Gun Club

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Ladies welcome. I have never in my life shot a proper gun before. Air rifles, yes. But never anything of the sort that could do anything more than kill a pigeon. It was therefore with some trepidation that I joined the guys for a team […]

Enchanted Rock

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West of Austin is Texas Hill Country; an area of rugged hills that reaches as far as the suburbs, and provides access to some pretty splendid hiking and biking.  One of the tourist honeypots of the area is Enchanted Rock, an enormous granite rock dome, […]

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 […]

HK NYE 2011

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A bit late in the writing, but who cares – this year was another HK mission to seek out the new year in style.  Flying back from the UK, I popped my head round the door for about 18 hours, before heading back to Taiwan.  […]

My Life Summed-Up in a Single Photo

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London Pride beer with a bowl of Hong Kong noodles (with one of the chopsticks the wrong way round).

D’Hiver de Paris

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“Moi?” It’s quite likely that I have been to France in the region of thirty times. I have canoed the Ardeche, the Tarn, the Loire. I have frolicked on the beaches of Normandy, of Bordeaux, and of the Mediterranean. I have carved snow in Corchevel, […]

In the Bleak Mid-Winter

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I am lucky enough to be in Europe for the whole month of December, joyfully mixing two weeks of work, with two weeks of time with family and friends. The weather is cold. So cold, in fact, that it has delivered several dumps of snow […]

Autumnal Austin

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It’s my third trip to Austin, and my second this year. I must admit, I have grown fond of the place, in no small part as a result of my skill in choosing the most pleasant periods of weather of the year to come; blue […]