February 2010

Darwin beer can regatta

Remember when we were young scouting lads and ladettes, and we used to make rafts out of wooden poles, random bits of polystyrene, barrels, and a lot of rope, and row them down the Estuary? Well, in Darwin, they do it using beer cans. 2010's is 8th August :).

Posted Sun 21 February 2010 01:18 (+1300)

Gibraltar and Algeciras

I love microstates, so when we planned our trip from Spain to Morocco I was determined to visit Gibraltar.

Posted Sun 14 February 2010 22:58 (+1300)


We arrived in Granada in the afternoon, having taken the bus over as it was cheaper than train, but there wasn't so much to see out the window – dusty plains, more endless fields of old olive trees, occasionally new olive trees, less commonly still stubble burn-offs which I presume mean they run a cycle to control disease. The towns along the route didn't look like they have much going for them these days, high in the hills and appearing full of white walls, old landrovers, and not a lot else. Granada looked interesting though – the city centre had wide streets, old buildings, trees, lots of people.

Posted Mon 08 February 2010 01:42 (+1300)

Recent photos

Hong Kong at night, from Victoria Peak
An IFC monolith
Lucky Dessert neon
Hong Kong sign overload near Mong Kok
Sunset from Hong Kong Island
One of the stalls making Mong Kok overpoweringly smelly
Making the most of the land you've got
Cool arch up Nong Ping

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