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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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July 3, 2015

In Kimberley, Oz, I was. Part 6.

G’day possums! Herewith, the penultimate post in what has turned out to be a bit of a marathon travelogue series from down-under… After lunch after our morning adventures on our last full day here, it was finally time for some retail therapy! But not in the traditional sense of mall-traipsing + inevitable food-court submission, naturally; […]

July 2, 2015

In Kimberley, Oz, I was. Part 5.

Time to move from all things on-land to all things just off it – to the more attractive sections of coastline, for we were told the best natural charms of Kimberley lie on or near its shoreline. From Broome (the region’s ‘capital’ if you missed it earlier, also our base) the nearest bit of awesome […]

July 1, 2015

In Kimberley, Oz, I was. Part 4.

G’day possums! Back. In the outback… The next point of call on our tour or northwestern Australia was the Tunnel Creek National Park, around half an hour’s drive from Windjana Gorge. Tunnel Creek itself runs through a natural cave cut into the limestone that was once the Devonian reef here under the ocean. Tourists come […]

June 29, 2015

In Kimberley, Oz, I was. Part 3.

Hi all! After our first, somewhat tame forays into the wonderful wizard corner of Oz called Kimberely, it was high time we headed to the hellishly hot central part of the region – into the savanna and nearer to the Great Sandy Desert. For there’s plenty to see there too… Now, if you were to travel […]

June 25, 2015

In Kimberley, Oz, I was. Part 2.

G’day folks! I’m back – with tales from the outback… In today’s installment, a bit of narrative, but mostly just lots of pics – both from up in the air and on the ground. The landscapes here are stupefying. Endless horizons and beaches, islands, savannah, rock formations, cliffs. There’s so much to take in… so […]

June 23, 2015

In Kimberley, Oz, I was. Part 1.

By way of a preface: Without looking on the Internet, who can tell me which is bigger: the Moon or Australia? This is the first in a mini-series of posts on Kimberley, Australia! I’d heard a lot about this place. That it’s impressively beautiful, with scenic landscapes and fantastic views. But that it’s also huge, hard to […]

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