Cities on Sunday – Capital City, North Pole

Hi folks I've never visited Capital City North Pole. I hear it's pretty cold. The forecast is for snow. There are many reindeer and short people. I hear the guy in charge is pretty generous. Maybe I'll go one day! Thanks for following the blog in 2017. I won't be posting much if at all …

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In Search of Stalin’s Seven Sisters

Ever since I visited Russia earlier this year, and to be more precise Moscow, I wanted to do a post on ‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’. It’s the sort of thing that appeals to me I guess – something to see, to hunt out in a city and say you saw them all. What are Stalin’s Seven …

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Little Places – Ouahigouyah

Border town. (well, actually still a wee bit from the border) Dry. Dusty. Hot. The last town in Burkina Faso before I moved on to Mali over ten years ago now. I don’t remember much, perhaps because there wasn’t much to remember, but I do remember that the streets were wide, and I didn’t see …

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Camera Rumble – Film Versus Digital

See, I’m find new ways to rumble. And today I want to talk about the differences in taking your photos and footage on film versus digital. I met a guy in France who is a war correspondent/photographer. And even today he insists on only shoot with film. For many travelers in 2017, they may never …

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Kuranda – Through My Lens

Kuranda is a small town in the mountains not far from Cairns, in Queensland. I was there last year in July. It's common to take the train up to Kuranda and then take a gondola ride down. You go through and over some really beautiful rain forest. The town itself is actually just a tourist …

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Matsuo Kouzan – Abandoned Town in Japan

The idea of exploring an abandoned town, I must admit, is kinda of exciting. Here in Australia abandoned towns are often cordoned off – certainly abandoned buildings in Melbourne are barricaded and people are forbidden from entering, but in Japan there are apparently a few places you can visit. I was inspired to write this …

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Accommodation Rumble – Air BnB versus Hotels

Yes, I’m branching out in my rumbles from cities to, you know, other things. And today I’m looking at accommodation, and yes – I know there are more options out there for places to stay. There’s bnbs, hostels, camping to name a few, but today I am just specifically talking abou Air Bnb and the …

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