Bangkok airport scam

The BBC is reporting in this story that foreign tourists are being targeted for a scam in the Bangkok airport. In short, tourists are accused of shoplifting and then taken away by security to meet with police. An interpreter is eventually provided who tells the tourist that to be released there are fees and bail […]

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Singapore

Singapore is a model city state where I lived from 1995-1997. This trip I was just passing through visiting friends and relatives on my way from Australia to Europe. It has changed a lot since I lived there, with new construction everywhere and improved infrastructure. One thing that hasn’t changed though is that food is […]

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Perth & Fremantle

I had never been to Western Australia before. I only had one day there this trip and after what I saw I hope to get back. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is its largest city at 1.5 million people. It seemed large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to be comfortable […]

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Alice Springs

The center of Australia is a vast wilderness largely dominated by deserts and rock outcroppings. You don’t go there for the wildlife, you go to see the dramatic scenery. I flew from Brisbane to Alice Springs where I took a half day guided tour. Originally established as a telegraph relay station, Alice is now a […]

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Byron Bay

My extended family and I spent a week in Byron Bay, Australia which at this time of year is fairly quiet and mainly visited by Australians. It is a small town that reminded me of some of the smaller towns that used to exist in Hawaii. There were a few surf shops, cafes, and a […]

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Sydney

So my 2 days in Sydney were largely dominated by a big rain storm. With the exception of brief breaks the rain was relatively constant resulting in notable puddles and wet walkways everywhere. I still had a nice time though and was able to fit in a lot.Sydney had changed since my last visit several […]

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Hawaii photos

Now at the Sydney airport on my way to Byron Bay and using a PC in the business lounge. I’ve posted a few Hawaii shots now (click on the album link on the right or here) and added one of me to my last post as well. More on rainy Sydney later.

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Home again

They say you can never go home again, and while that’s very true since any place changes over time, visiting Honolulu will always remain a return home for me. There is something comforting about it; a real sense of familiarity. A place where I can quickly return to an almost childlike, carefree mindset. I stayed […]

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