Category Archives: Travel
Darwin’s NT News (“all the news that’s fit to print – and all the news that’s not!”) has kicked up a minor diplomatic incident by calling Singapore “a place where people think shopping is a sport and are so materialistic that they’ve stopped … Continue reading
I was more than a little disappointed to hear that Singapore Airlines (one of the good things about living in Disneyland-with-the-death-penalty) is pulling the plug on SQ21-SQ22, its 18-hour nonstop over-the-top flight between Singapore and Newark (the best airport in … Continue reading
17:55 to go, Singapore: Takeoff. Singapore shrouded in low cloud, as per usual. 17:45 to go, Johor Bahru: seatbelt sign off. Bust out my half-finished copy of The Rational Optimist. 15:15, Thailand: take a break from reading. Matt Ridley was … Continue reading
Picture this. You’re tootling along the road toward the little town of Kilrush in your rented Nissan tinycar. It’s a glorious Irish afternoon; the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and you’ve got the Allman Brothers Band turned up … Continue reading
And here’s the Veyron.
“So how come the traffic’s so thick?” I was in the back of a taxi on the way to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, with tickets for Penn & Teller in my back pocket. The polls in deep-blue California, … Continue reading
Is there anything you can’t do in Vegas? Three miles east of the Strip, on Tropicana Avenue, sits The Gun Store – the embodiment of that part of the Second Amendment that reads “the right of the people to keep … Continue reading
Thom teaches English in Japan. His blog entry today is priceless.
Via Dane: an enormous collection of language guides from worldnomads.com. They have podcast versions, and iPod Notes versions, with all sorts of handy phrases. If only Schapelle Corby had had the Indonesian one – she’d have known how to say … Continue reading
Seen on the Mythbusters Alaska Special: Hatcher Pass Lodge. Sixty miles from Anchorage, and a thousand miles from anywhere. In summer: hiking, climbing, biking, rafting, fishing. In winter: cross-country skiing, sledding, snowboarding. And it’s only 90 bucks a night.