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All posts/entries, for now, from 15+ years of global travel. Oh, and a few tags, too.

Dandong, China

“The bridge, what’s left of it a well preserved and a popular tourist attraction, ends abruptly in a mass of twisted metal about half way across the river, a abundance of Chinese flags, piped revolutionary music and a huge screen looping Korea War footage there to accompany you as you peer the rest of the way into the curiosity that is North Korea, the world’s very last Stalinist dictatorship.”

Beijing, China (2017)

“It’s people getting in my way, always in my fuckin’ way, as is their want; it’s their country, after all, and I’m the impostor. It’s barriers and mass crowd control. It’s a very visible police presence and people in officialdom… seemingly standing around doing absolutely nothing while actually policing subjugation and overseeing mass societal conformity…It’s basically the same as it always was, the ever-present push to modernise aside, on this my 7th visit to the capital of the world’s superpower wannabe…”

Seoul, South Korea (2017)

”Conscious that any visit these days could be my last, I’ve made a point on this sweaty saunter down memory lane of revisiting & photographing places & landmarks that I’ve photographed many times over the years. I’ve also gotten acquainted & photographed landmarks that weren’t even around when last I was. Dynamic Seoul – a city slogan – indeed.”

The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone), Korea

”A poignant bridge to nowhere; rusting Korean War remnants; a polished but deserted train station; infiltrating The Third Infiltration Tunnel; & trying to espy the illusion of activity in a North Korean propaganda village.”

The Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

“The spectacular topography of the 88 km² bay… means there isn’t a whole lot of room in which to squeeze those picturesque Medieval walled Old Towns. There’s even less room for roads. But roads there are and with a shoreline of some 110 kilometers that equates to over 100 kilometres of winding, one-lane, water-hugging driving delights while skirting the feet of steep mountains. It’s a geographical setting rivalled by very few places on earth, if any.”

Lovcen National Park, Montenegro

“And what an approach it was, the steep, narrow hairpin-happy P1 snaking up the hills behind Kotor providing epic Bay of Kotor vistas. I lost count of the amount of times I stopped to savour the views on the so-called Kotor Serpentine, and that was even before I reached the the lofty heights of the highest mausoleum in the world.”

Budva, Montenegro

“Budva, the Montenegrin Miami, may be the place to come for an all-night Adriatic Coast party come the summer months, but even through a hangover I suspect one will still appreciate the town’s gorgeous walled Old Town (yes, of course Budva has one of those), its beaches and its setting on Montenegro’s stunning 30-kilometre-long Riviera coast.”

Podgorica, Montenegro

“While I’m glad I stopped by, there’s really not a whole lot to see in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica, the few hours it took me this afternoon to walk a loop of the city from the bus station and back again more than sufficient time to sample what is on offer. The city, Europe’s newest capital city and one of its smallest, doesn’t attract too many of my ilk, that much plainly obvious.”

Cape Town & Environs

“Cape Town’s spectacular geographical setting and all the outdoorsy adventure options that that presents might by itself be enough to lure some, but the region’s vineyards, agreeable climate, beaches, European colonial-era architecture (& history) and epic coastal drives, among other attractions, would, I’d imagine, deter very few.”

Epic US Road Trip 2016 – Introduction

Epic indeed. Thirty-six days of driving 9,510 miles through 26 States. Exploring the US, the world’s ultimate road-trippin’ destination, as it’s meant to be explored.

Armenia Bruges Alaska Donegal Ullapool Montanita Fort William kenai peninsula Castro Ica Brazil Louisiana Colombia langkawi Treasure Beach Clare sydney Moulay Idriss lisbon Hospet Austria Simon's Town Sepilok Iowa Gibraltar Huaraz Upstate New York Delft Taupo Invercargill Williamsburg Westport Bodie Island Macedonia French Antilles Richmond Bulgaria Damascus Paju Tennessee Merzouga Venezuela Giza cancun Maryland St. Louis merida Panama Mobile Kilkenny Shelly Beach seattle chetumal Ghorepani Listvyanka Wellington Chichicastenango Lockerbie shanghai Russia pushkar St Paul Kerry hilo Rapa Nui Tuymen granada Florianopolis Perast Belgrade Kota Kinabalu Erg Chebbi Galway Deadwood Pyramiden Omaha seward Perito Moreno Piura The Balkans key west Cleveland bali Argentina Slovenia Honduras busan Trinidad and Tobago vizhinjam Cuenca Auschwitz/Birkenau Caleta Tortel borneo Sucre karnataka Danang Nags Head Madrid Imjingak Tokyo New Hampshire Alausi Essaouira Sint Maarten Netherlands copan Uruguay Saint Lucia Savannah Paris United Kingdom las vegas Baltic States Hong Kong Dandong Clarksdale New Brunswick Charlottesville Alliance Syria Tivat Pisa Outer Banks Catalonia Golmud Tetouan El Calafate Alaverdi queensland Pokhara Krasnoyarsk Chile uxmal Dominica Gangnam Suwon Mumbai/Bombay casablanca Todra Gorge Poland Torres Del Paine Japan Florence Hanoi Lesser Antilles New Zealand - North Island Cusco Drake Passage boston Cote d'Azur / French Riviera Trinidad & Tobago Hyden Hartland Sunauli Central Asia Cayman Islands Olive Hill Rhode Island Milford Sound Asuncion Mexico City New Orleans ataco Idaho Sandy Hook Dunedin Sligo krabi Garden City Barcelona St Cloud Czech Republic Skye Guangzhou Sarajevo Puerto Villamil kuta Arlington galle Zhangmu New York Lexington Cortez La Paz Coyhaique Galapagos Tipperary Roanoke Island Lake Titicaca Australasia Boracay Santiago Atitlan Dubrovnik Harbin Pyongyang Delmarva sunshine coast Guatemala Colleville Sur Mer Scottsbluff Medicine Bow Israel Cheyenne San Jose Washington D.C. Puerto Rico Lombardy Los Angeles Warsaw Mostar Cannes Port of Spain Maynardville Nara Heartland Cuba helsinki Northern Ireland Andalusia Middle East Elim Santo Domingo Quito Lubec Washington Buford Medillin Dahab Nanning jodhpur Crown Point Sri Lanka Vatican City Durango Provincetown Philadelphia China & Tibet The Caribbean / West Indies Chiloe Southeast Asia South Shetland Islands Bird in Hand Torrington Cape Town Central America Cologne Toronto Monte Carlo antigua Illinois Bremen Berlin Antarctic Peninsula Cochrane Amman Sabah Virginia Granby Yongin Jacksonville colombo Khiva England Mount Sinai New Mexico Syracuse Salta Hispaniola Jacmel Dead Sea Vilnius El Chalten Llandudno Cordell Belize Montreal Laramie Germany san diego ella Jerusalem Srebrenica chengdu Santa Clara irkutsk Jamestown Reykjavik Lakota Ghent Littleton Mayo Novosibirisk East Asia hampi Kingston siberia Woodstock Erie Salina New Zealand Tuscany Mtskheta Fox Glacier Jebel Toubkal Australia Minneapolis Stellenbosch Lancaster Santa Marta boquete tulum George Town fort cochin Nashville Mississippi Delta Bucharest Brasov Jeju Galax L'Agulhas amritsar Owensboro cameron highlands homer Imlil Palolem Lauterbrunnen Cape of Good Hope Spalding Nuweiba Mesoamerica Hatch Panmunjom San Martin de los Andes Cetinje Tyumen UAE Aspen Warwick Puerto Lopez stockholm Iceland South Carolina Ushuaia Greater Antilles Kentucky Ontario Page Gyantse yangshou Panjim St. Lucia Saint Martin Tegucigalpa Iguazu Falls ABC Islands agra Meridian Appalachians Rio de Janeiro solola Alexandria tikal Machu Picchu South Africa kollam Gyeongju Panajachel South Korea Kyoto Queenstown Sint Maarten / Saint Martin Kuwait Western Cape Te Anu tijuana Concepción de Ataco Wisconsin Bogota leon Uttar Pradesh Indonesia Muine utila Glasgow Shakhunya victoria Xian Delaware Riga Port Waikato Arkansas Lahaina Cornelia Missouri Luxor Guiyang Bar Harbor Budva delhi waikiki Montevideo Christchurch Quebec City Kazakhstan Naples Kayenta Wadi Rum Prattville alleppey Noosa Helen Kyrgyzstan byron bay Fes Greenfield Colorado Urumqi Colonia del Sacramento Stepantsminda/Kazbegi Ecuador Ohrid Bariloche Tallinn flores Dayton Longyearbyen Petra Thailand Fengdu Nicaragua Franconia Bishkek Meknes Arizona Macau Vancouver Island The Catlins Camaguey Muscat baltimore Mestia Twin Lakes Verona Whangarei Latvia Asheville Prague Monticello Providence mysore Datong Brussels Juayua Rosine Michigan Colonial Williamsburg Burwell North Dakota ulan bator Havana dubai Porto Alegre Finland hana Atlantic City Svalbard Spain Uzbekistan Netherlands Antilles Trieste Transylvania Bluegrass Stepantsminda Kansas City Alabama Saint Petersburg Banos Burdine Croatia Selma Pennsylvania moscow Tallahassee Cape May British Columbia Chongqing Lori Bloomington Brainerd Vermont Campobello Island Yekaterinburg Aleppo Tirana Sofia Andijon Switzerland Castries Wanaka Aqaba Oregon Chelsea Rotorua Ilha de Santa Catarina Kobe Varadero Philippines Soufriere Polynesia Guanajuato Sparta Malaysia Tierra del Fuego Kijong-dong / Propaganda Village Jordan Sinuiju Marbella Bangkok Annapolis Erlian Billings Quebec Cooke City hohhot Hama Nikko Hiroshima Slyudyanka Gori Guayaquil Ouarzazate Midelt lamanai Zugdidi El Salvador Crow Agency Annapurna Memphis West Virginia Burgundy vladimir Intercourse Coeburn Grand Cayman Puerto Ayora Franschhoek Luquillo brisbane Sweden Ipiales Mandeville Durres West Indies Cooperstown Hungary caye caulker Brian Head Jungfrau Leadville Dades Gorge Lima Egypt Angkor anjuna wicklow Kathmandu Nacoochee Village chiang mai Spitsbergen Ancud Suez Northland Osh Jenkins Fort Payne north car Patagonia Punta Cana Fajardo Loja Canyon Village Bemidji Bethlehem San Juan Del Sur Chiclayo Plovdiv Barre Belize City Ticonderoga Ait Benhaddou France Negril Toledo Curacao Yichang Tupelo Prescott Trinidad Siem Reap Indian Subcontinent The Arctic Alpine Essex Sinai Bern Iberia Monaco West Yellowstone Highland Santiago dublin Honolulu the big island Samarkand Cordoba Tongariro porto Madaba Tena Dominican Republic Flanders New Zealand - South Island oslo Nizhny Novgorod Serbia Birmingham Chicago Jamaica Veliko Tarnovo Santa Rosa de Copan punjab Cork Astana Blugaria Cholpon-Ata Montego Bay Madison Bukhara Krakow Italy Teec Nos Pos Minnesota copenhagen Norway Denmark Istanbul ericeira Maracaibo Stanstead Slovakia Montenegro Grand Forks Wilmington Rockfish Gap Cap-Haitien bay islands Montana Saint Stephen Vík í Mýrdal Dijon melbourne Montgomery Manuel Antonio Portugal Marigot Gradil Mississippi Budapest Burlington bundi Lake George Mendoza Maharashtra guadalajara Estes Park san salvador Ingapirca Bran Tangier Scandinavia Salt Lake City Cairo jaco Popayan Deception Island miami ubud Montpelier Hout Bay Adirondacks Venice Mongolia rajasthan Kleinbaai Ocho Rios Potosi Himeji Kill Devil Hills El Chaupi Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) India chiang rai Chefchaouen penang Beaver Dam Ciudad del Este Volubilis Rincon Foz do Iguacu Panama City Port-au-Prince Milan Tobolsk Edinburgh Rissani Punta Arenas Rugby Appalachia Sneedville Tashkent Galapagos Islands Atlanta Cannon Ball Ohio Vietnam Charleston Walker Georgia Logan Beulah Chesapeake Stirling North America Arabia Ghandruk Tekapo Lhasa santa ana Cambodia Jackson Hole South Ossetia Veneto Jackson Aysen Falmouth Caen Bloubergstrand Greymouth Nepal kerala Hermanus vancouver Rhineland Teotihuacan Bismarck Indiana Porto Montenegro Antrim Costa del Sol North Korea kovalam orange walk Tbilisi Lewes Indianapolis Istria Peninsula Macclenny China unawatuna Mexico Tingri Morocco Malaga Muriwai Beach Jefferson Antarctica Margate Ping An Leigh Nasca Easter Island Estonia Niagara Haiti Uyuni Isla Isabela Cherbourg Ireland Abu Dhabi Lincoln Bolivia mafra yucatan Lithuania John O'Groats Lago De Yojoa Romania Custer Hue Kolkata / Calcutta Palestine Pula kandy Vicksburg Ashland Massachusetts Bentonia Oman Wadi Musa Emei Shan Florida Pucon Isla de la Ometepe North Carolina Rio Gallegos Ljubljana Virpazar west bengal Puerto Natales South Dakota Er Rachidia Normandy New Jersey Buenos Aires Singapore Dorasan Kona California Manteo Almaty Puno seoul Como Bluffs managua Copan Ruinas Marrakesh Cape Cod goa Lewisburg Shigatse Kodari Copacabana Vienna El Alamein Roseau Aviemore Santa Roas de Copan Podgorica Scotland Amsterdam Belgium Rome Abkhazia Gettysburg oahu Dyess new south wales Chandigarh suchitoto Caucasus Cape Reinga Nevada Nebraska Overberg Willemstad Campania Peru Kuala Lumpur Philipsburg Cartagena Trujillo Trakai tomsk Pensacola New Haven Nuwera Eliya North Africa Friendship Highway san francisco New England Turkey varanasi Maine Bosnia and Herzegovina Pompeii Guilin leshan Mount Cook Hyannis London Valparaiso Connecticut Cienfuegos Zagreb Jersey Shore Gansbaai Bratislava Knoxville South America utah maui Perm coba Costa Rica USA El Jadida Matauri Bay Puerto Rio Tranquilo Montville Barentsburg Yazoo City Paraguay beijing Albania Antwerp anchorage Hoi An Yerevan Eastport Navajo Nation ipoh Fort Yates Puerto Varas Portland Wyoming San Juan tibet New York City Rosario Myrtle Beach Canada Algeciras Kotor Hawaii Panguitch Naushki Grand Lake Sao Paulo Nice

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