September 2010

Iceland: cold water and baby whales around Reykjavik

Iceland, or Ísland – yep, that's where we get the word from – does exactly what it says on the label. It's one big island (plus a few little uninhabited ones off the coast), and there is plenty of freezing cold water.

Posted Tue 28 September 2010 00:59 (+1300)

Paris tourism

I usually manage to get out and do something at least vaguely interesting or off the beaten track when I'm traveling but I have to admit that in Paris I was just doing the same tourist stuff as all the other tourists!

Posted Sun 12 September 2010 20:32 (+1200)

St Raphael and the Malpasset Dam

After Avignon we hopped back on the train and went to St Raphael in the French Riviera, which was… about what you'd expect, a lot of very expensive boats that their very expensive owners probably seldom have time to use, and too many posers hanging out on the beach and going between bars. I had other plans…

Posted Sat 11 September 2010 22:37 (+1200)

Avignon and Orange, France

I went over to Germany for a family wedding in July, and after that I met up with a friend and we headed to France for a bit of holiday goodness. We took the crowded but pleasant trains to Avignon, speeding through farming countryside, oddly with the occasional fighter jet swooping around in the distance.

Posted Sat 11 September 2010 22:25 (+1200)

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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