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27 Nov

Who takes red-eye flights?

Apparently parents with young families and idiots like me with ‘Use it or loose it’ unrefundable credit with an airline… But that said, it’s weird that taking a flight for 8, 12 or even 16 hours (as one tortuous flight from Los Angelese to New Zealand once was – yes, I didn’t know planes could […]

06 Nov

My BIGGEST blonde moment ever…

I’m visiting a friend in the Yukon, where the road conditions in the last week have deteriorated as the first winter snows arrived. I was collected by my friend in Whitehorse where we then picked up a ‘new’ truck for her partner, which she drove the three hours to where she lives in the Yukon. […]

01 Sep

Soul searching in Seoul

Armed with the maps and knowledge from yesterdays consultation with the helpful tourist information staff at Seoul Airport, we caught the airport bus back to the airport at 10ish and then after buying some breakfast (even though it was all ‘expenses’ $10 for a bagel is still galling at the hotel…), we bought a ticket […]

31 Aug

Finding a ‘traditional’ Korean market…

Having arrived in Seoul, Korea from Russia, and with only a few days layover, we went to the tourist information desk to try and work out what to see in Seoul the next day. Our first goal was to see a ‘proper’ market where we could find traditional Korean stuff. I think our definition of […]

31 Aug

Zig-zagging across time zones

At the ungodly hour of 5.30am, I was down in the hotel foyer admiring their large coarse weaving behind the checkout desk. Damn. I would have paid handsomly for that yesterday as a souvenir of Yakutsk! But my fate was to be bundled into a car very shortly and dashed to the airport to take […]

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