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August 1, 2014

Super fly guy.

Just recently I was flying over Baghdad, accompanied by my traveling companion, A.Sh. We were on Etihad EY53 from Abu Dhabi to Geneva. A.Sh. slept; I didn’t – and took some pics:

Super fly guy

Super fly guy

Super fly guy

That was how our latest spot of globetrotting came to end. In two weeks we flew the following route: Moscow – Hong KongKathmanduMumbai – Geneva – Moscow. It was much the same as usual: conferences, meetings, interviews, and so on. I particularly liked the ‘so on’.

It works out that in the first eight months of 2014 I’ve clocked up the reasonably decent total of 58 flights (around 230 hours in the air), I’ve had a +1 new country (Nepal, now been to 75 countries), and out or my Top-100 I got to visit for the first time three places – Nepal, Patagonia and Norway. I also to saw the rest of Hawaii. And let’s not forget my trip to Baikonur.

All in all, good work, good progress :).

Short and sweet today. Back soon!…

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May 27, 2015

Formula Monaco 2015.

Watching the F-1 Grand Prix in Monaco is of course a great idea. But first of all you have to get there. Turns out that’s no easy task when Formula-One comes to town. If you get there before the main race, which is what we did – that’s fairly ok, but trying to get into […]

May 26, 2015

My Gabon–Israel–France–Monaco Grand Prix.

Haven’t been posting here for a while. The reason being that last week turned out to be horrendously hectic – without a single minute to spare for putting fingers to keyboard. Now for a bit of catch-up… From last Monday to Saturday I managed to visit four countries on three continents: Gabon, Israel, France and […]

May 15, 2015

A province by the sea.

“Should you happen to be born in an empire, It’s best to live in a remote province by the sea.” – Joseph Brodsky, Letters to a Roman Friend Top of the day to you all, dear readers of my blog. Been away for a bit. Over the May holidays I was lucky enough to spend […]

May 11, 2015

The aquapark in Atlantis: not to be missed.

Beach-resort holidays (‘vegging out’) are not my thing. At all. Sand, sun-loungers, parasols, ‘refreshing’ drinks and sunblock – I can survive that torture for two or three hours tops. Then I have to start strolling along the beach, sometimes a few kilometers at a time, oftentimes with camera. It beats lounging about any day. You […]

May 7, 2015

AV boost: exorcising the system-straining ghost.

Around the turn of the century we released the LEAST successful version of our antivirus products – EVER! I don’t mind admitting it: it was a mega-fail – overall. Curiously, the version also happened to be mega-powerful too when it came to protection against malware, and had settings galore and all sorts of other bells […]

May 5, 2015

Four tickets to Aogashima – part 2. Hachijo-jima.

A summary of part 1: 07:00. Flight from Tokyo (Haneda) to Hachijo-jima, then a tight connection – helicopter flight to Aogashima, a day there trekking and climbing about, and looking at and taking pictures of every nook and cranny. Beautiful! The next morning I had a vague sense of déjà-vu: waking up at the impossible […]

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