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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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April 30, 2015

Four tickets to Aogashima.

One day, as I was browsing the Internet, I came across a story about a very unusual place in Japan – it is not easily accessible, beautiful and fairly interesting at the same time. That’s the island of Aogashima several hundred kilometers south of Tokyo, on the boundary between the Philippine Sea and the Pacific […]

April 29, 2015

“Everybody be cool, this is a robbery.”

Startups – affairs that are risky and slow to build up momentum. They call for big cash, a knack for seeing into the future, and a nose for where the big returns on investment are. They take years to really get going; only one in twenty (or even more) doesn’t die a premature death. Traditionally, venture […]

April 28, 2015

Cool your boots, Japan.

Tired after a seemingly endless journey, the long-distance traveler normally resorts to some kind of body of water first in his/her attempt at winding down, chilling out a bit, and returning from zombie state to kinda normal state. Usually a shower, sometimes a bath – sometimes even a banya and its attendant cold pool! But […]

April 24, 2015

Singapore through the eyes of a first-timer.

Hi all! D.Z. – this is one of most distinguished and respected KLers, with us since last century (taking a brief creative break in the mid-2000s). D.Z. has also been my fellow traveler a d.z.illion times to… oh, practically everywhere on this planet – but surprisingly not to Singapore. He always takes with him a trusty […]

April 21, 2015

INTERNET-INTERPOL-2015.

I first used the term ‘Internet-INTERPOL’ somewhere around the start of the 2000s. The first time I got round to writing it down was in 2003. This year – 2015 – some 12 years later, finally, what I’ve been talking about, pushing for, advocating, promoting all these years is here: An INTERPOL division dedicated exclusively […]

April 17, 2015

On a plane to Singapore: the kino – very poor.

Hi all! Continuing a fave theme of mine here. No, not volcanoes; no, not cliffs; and no, not banya. Instead: planes, aeroplanes and airplanes… Recently we flew on an Internetted Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 to Changi. And the experience was… mixed.

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