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Everybody can get fogged

24 April 2018


China-Hiking-Rain-Huashan-Soldiers Path - Everybody can get fogged

Today was a very long, very wet day. The steps in my journey went subway - high speed train - free shuttle bus - paid shuttle bus - epic hike in t....

Exposed

7 November 2017


Japan-Hiking-Mount Ibuki - Exposed

Today I went to Mount Ibuki, one of Japans 100 sacred mountains, whatever that means. First of all, health report, I fear I am succumbing to the m....

Windy teapot

28 March 2017


Taiwan-Jiufen-Hiking-Teapot Mountain - Windy teapot

There were 3 things I was sure I wanted to do whilst in Taiwan on this trip. Go to Taroko gorge, go to sun moon lake, and climb the teapot mountai....

Rockfall

24 March 2015


Korea-Seoul-Hiking-Bukhansan-Dobongsan - Rockfall

The last mountain! It was the most technically challenging, with lots of sheer rock faces to ascend with footholds and cables and opportunities to....


Featured Trip

Japan - Tokyo - Nagoya - Hiroshima - Fukuoka

November 2nd - November 26th 2015


Japan - Tokyo - Nagoya - Hiroshima - Fukuoka - With Australia entering final negotiations to pay the Imperial Japanese Navy to construct a fleet of submarines capable of sinking rickety Indonesian

With Australia entering final negotiations to pay the Imperial Japanese Navy to construct a fleet of submarines capable of sinking rickety Indonesian fishing boats, its time for me to head over and make a deal to ensure a first strike nuclear capability is included.


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The maglev update

10 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Maglev-Airport - The maglev update

I have ridden on the maglev again, so thats worth an update. I am also precariously close to posting 1000 photos on this trip, at which point the ....

I found another park

9 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Park-Food - I found another park

Earlier I was wrong. Earlier I said I had visited all the parks in Shanghai. I found another one. NOW I have visited all the parks in Shanghai. Th....

Every single park and garden

9 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Park-Yuyuan Garden - Every single park and garden

Today I visited every single park, garden, temple, shrine, square, reserve and backyard in the greater Shanghai area, on foot. As you will see, Sh....

The old side from the new side became more of the new side

8 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Sunshine-Architecture - The old side from the new side became more of the new side

I went over to the new side of Shanghai, known as Pudong, to take photos of the old side of Shanghai, known as Puxi, more commonly known as 'the b....

Botanists delight

8 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Botanic Garden-Flowers - Botanists delight

Today I went to the Shanghai Botanic Gardens. It seems every Chinese city has a huge botanical research facility, Shanghai is no exception. This c....

The main drag

7 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Architecture-Pasta - The main drag

It is raining again, not hard, but enough to prevent any kind of epic walk this evening. I also have decided that my cough is annoying enough that....

The subway to the ancient water town

7 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Zhujiajiao-Parrot - The subway to the ancient water town

The subway system in Shanghai is extensive, todays journey was over 50km away from the city centre, and nearly all underground. The destination, o....

Fully bunded area

6 May 2018


China-Shanghai-Bund-Curry - Fully bunded area

Go to Shanghai, walk along the bund, take photos of big buildings, get approached by girls wanting to show you their art or take you to a tea hous....

Last day of boring train photos

6 May 2018


China-Hangzhou-Shanghai-Bullet Train - Last day of boring train photos

Now I am in Shanghai, my final destination. That means I have been on my last bullet train ride unless I decided to take a daytrip out of Shanghai....

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Full Trip Reports

The Great Loop of China

April 14th - May 11th 2018


The Great Loop of China - It looks like Russia and the USA are going to war over Syria to distract people from the situation in North Korea while at the same time China is runn

It looks like Russia and the USA are going to war over Syria to distract people from the situation in North Korea while at the same time China is running rings around Trump on issues related to trade.
To solve this I am returning to mainland China to become the new modern Marco Polo, providing exaggerated reports on my field observations as I travel in a great loop around the middle kingdom.

Back to Japan for Even More

October 21st - November 17th 2017


Back to Japan for Even More - Negotiations with Kim Jong-un have broken down. Mutually assured destruction seems inevitable. North Korea have threatened to sink Japan with a volley

Negotiations with Kim Jong-un have broken down. Mutually assured destruction seems inevitable. North Korea have threatened to sink Japan with a volley of nuclear fire. I am left with no choice, travel once again to Japan to personally man the global missile defence shield. The fate of the world rests on my shoulders.

A Full Lap of Taiwan

March 5th - April 1st 2017


A Full Lap of Taiwan - In a slightly less highly original move than Japan6, I am going to Taiwan4. Which is code for I am going to Taiwan for the 4th time. Taiwan is part of

In a slightly less highly original move than Japan6, I am going to Taiwan4. Which is code for I am going to Taiwan for the 4th time.
Taiwan is part of the reaffirmed one true China and lies to the east of the glorious mainland but well within the 9 dash line.

Visiting 9 Cities in Japan

October 16th - November 11th 2016


Visiting 9 Cities in Japan - In a highly original move, I am going to Japan for the 6th time. I will be gone 27 days, travelling West from Tokyo then to Hokkaido to fight bears be

In a highly original move, I am going to Japan for the 6th time.
I will be gone 27 days, travelling West from Tokyo then to Hokkaido to fight bears before coming back via Fukushima.

London - Germany - Austria - Work & Holiday

May 22nd - June 13th 2016


London - Germany - Austria - Work & Holiday - I am going to England and then Germany for work. I may invade Poland and then escape via the alps. Because I am mainly working, do not expect the norm

I am going to England and then Germany for work. I may invade Poland and then escape via the alps.
Because I am mainly working, do not expect the normal level of bullshit.
Also, I made it so the Europe page works on hand held devices like phones and stuff, it is experimental, so if it is not working properly please shut up.

Japan - Tokyo - Nagoya - Hiroshima - Fukuoka

November 2nd - November 26th 2015


Japan - Tokyo - Nagoya - Hiroshima - Fukuoka - With Australia entering final negotiations to pay the Imperial Japanese Navy to construct a fleet of submarines capable of sinking rickety Indonesian

With Australia entering final negotiations to pay the Imperial Japanese Navy to construct a fleet of submarines capable of sinking rickety Indonesian fishing boats, its time for me to head over and make a deal to ensure a first strike nuclear capability is included.

Korea Again

March 3rd - March 26th 2015


Korea Again - I am going back to Korea to sort out the heiress nut scandal, re float the sunken ferry, agree a ceasefire with Japan over the comfort girl apology dr

I am going back to Korea to sort out the heiress nut scandal, re float the sunken ferry, agree a ceasefire with Japan over the comfort girl apology drama, buy the freedom for the mentally handicapped slaves on the farming islands and welcome Kim Jong-un to town during the reunification party.

Hong Kong - Japan - Taiwan

March 6th - March 28th 2014


Hong Kong - Japan - Taiwan - I did not go anywhere for a year, which sux. So this time I am going for a full 3 weeks at least, to Hong Kong for 4 days, Japan for 8 days then Taiwa

I did not go anywhere for a year, which sux. So this time I am going for a full 3 weeks at least, to Hong Kong for 4 days, Japan for 8 days then Taiwan for 9 days.
Taiwan is not Thailand. Educate yourselves.

Sichuan - China - Chengdu - Chongqing

March 23rd - April 10th 2013


Sichuan - China - Chengdu - Chongqing - 2.5 weeks in western China, split between Chengdu and Chongqing, land of the giant panda hotpot. Thanks to the three gorges dam I did not experience a

2.5 weeks in western China, split between Chengdu and Chongqing, land of the giant panda hotpot. Thanks to the three gorges dam I did not experience a flood.

Tokyo for the weekend

October 25th - October 30th 2012


Tokyo for the weekend - A really short trip over an extended weekend to Tokyo managing to squeeze in a visit to a mountain and Kamakura.

A really short trip over an extended weekend to Tokyo managing to squeeze in a visit to a mountain and Kamakura.

Back to China - Shanghai - Nanjing - Hangzhou

August 27th - September 13th 2012


Back to China - Shanghai - Nanjing - Hangzhou - Back to China again, visiting many cities around the Yangtze river delta, observing the tomb of Sun Yat-sen and taking a stroll around the fantastic w

Back to China again, visiting many cities around the Yangtze river delta, observing the tomb of Sun Yat-sen and taking a stroll around the fantastic west lake.

Japan and Taiwan

March 1st - March 22nd 2012


Japan and Taiwan - A brief stop in Tokyo before taking the Shinkensen to Osaka in Japan followed by Taipei and Keelung in Taiwan.

A brief stop in Tokyo before taking the Shinkensen to Osaka in Japan followed by Taipei and Keelung in Taiwan.

China - From Shanghai to Beijing

November 1st - November 18th 2011


China - From Shanghai to Beijing - China, mainly Shanghai and Beijing inclding the new bullet train in between and a visit to the great wall.

China, mainly Shanghai and Beijing inclding the new bullet train in between and a visit to the great wall.

Korea and Hong Kong

September 3rd - September 17th 2011


Korea and Hong Kong - South Korea - specifically Seoul, transiting via Hong Kong and Taiwan and then back through Japan.

South Korea - specifically Seoul, transiting via Hong Kong and Taiwan and then back through Japan.

Taiwan - Hong Kong - Singapore

March 25th - April 11th 2011


Taiwan - Hong Kong - Singapore - Taiwan via Hong Kong with a visit to Macau returning via Singapore and who knows where else.

Taiwan via Hong Kong with a visit to Macau returning via Singapore and who knows where else.

London, for the third time

June 25th - July 17th 2010


London, for the third time - I cant seem to stop going to London for work, this time I made a side trip to Paris

I cant seem to stop going to London for work, this time I made a side trip to Paris

Japan and Hong Kong

May 2nd - May 18th 2010


Japan and Hong Kong - I went to Tokyo in Japan and then Hong Kong again purely for a holiday. The first of many visits to Japan.

I went to Tokyo in Japan and then Hong Kong again purely for a holiday. The first of many visits to Japan.

London again then Hong Kong

February 26th - March 25th 2010


London again then Hong Kong - I went to London to work some more including spending time in Hatfield, then on the way home I went to Hong Kong and took a ferry ride across to Macau

I went to London to work some more including spending time in Hatfield, then on the way home I went to Hong Kong and took a ferry ride across to Macau.

London

September 5th - 22nd 2009


London - I went to London for work and a holiday. Lots of work, not much holiday, although I did go to Oxford.

I went to London for work and a holiday. Lots of work, not much holiday, although I did go to Oxford.

South East Asia

December 3rd - 18th 2005


South East Asia - 16 days travel from Australia to India and back, via Malaysia both ways. Staying Mainly in Chennai, this was a working visit.

16 days travel from Australia to India and back, via Malaysia both ways. Staying Mainly in Chennai, this was a working visit.


Miscellaneous

Fuji Photography

2017 Onwards



If you are sick of reading about foreign travel, here are a heap of 'photography journals' taken around Australia using my Fujifilm x70 camera I bought in 2017.

Really old content

Dating back to the 1990's



If you are feeling really nostalgic, here is a tonne of really old content dating back to the 1990's. Its not guaranteed to work and its probably useless to try looking at this stuff on a mobile device.