Japan By Rail

Japan By Train Japan TodayJapanese people are endlessly polite and seemingly hate to say ‘No’ to anything or give bad news (which in business from my experience can be exasperating!).  Conversations often further reveal this politeness along with the necessity to...

“Weather about to get better – it’s going to rain”

“Weather about to get better – it’s going to rain" Melbourne Summer 2019/20 Above:   Classic Melbourne Trams and the Australian Open Dourpour's, Window Breaking Hail. I'd Arrived!​“Weather about to get better – it’s going to rain”.   Overheard in Melbourne’s St Pauls...

Melbourne to Sydney

Melbourne to Sydney By Train Left:  Melbourne Centrals Arrival Hall A Bit of CountryIt is not the quickest mode of transportation between the 2 principal Australian cities, but there were a few reasons why I wanted to travel this way. I have seen cities and suburbs in...

Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai Mount Sinai or ‘Moses Mountain’ ​Sinai Peninsula: Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery are 2-3 hours drive from Sharm el Sheik, although we had driven in 6-7 hours from Cairo, the capital of Egypt.  The last few hours navigating the arid,...

A Day At The DMZ

A Day At the DMZ Looking at North Korea The De-Miltarized Zone My feelings upon standing on the platform peering across the DMZ (De-Militarized Zone) were: ones of amazement that in this day and age division and borders, can still be so stark and impenetrable sadness,...

India: Mumbai

Mumbai: History and Chaos FollowFollow India  Give yourself time A vast and varied country full of stimulation, anguish, frustration and fascination.  Love it! Being a Brit I have always trodden carefully in India given the colonial past.  Yet I am nearly always...

Shimla, India : Back in Time

Shimla, India : Back in Time FollowFollow British Shimla Shimla is perhaps the British Colonial Resort in India.  Set in the cool (and in winter darn right cold), foothills of the Himlayas it is a 7-8 hour journey from New Delhi by train, but you end up in the Indian...

Asia

Asia Searching for..... Routes Beyond The Challenges Facing Asia Shimla Shimla  Mumbai Mumbai Bandung Jakarta to Bandung Seoul Seoul & DMZ Mount Sinai Melbourne Melbourne Japan Japan By Rail Asia Posts“Weather about to get better – it’s going to rain”...

A Global, Common Theme, Witnessed First Hand

Darkening Skies?There is a lot of talk about Climate Change, Nationalism and Isolation in last few weeks.  Well, here are my observations of 4 days this past week, (brought about by a convoluted set of meetings).Roar of the engines, nose up, clunk of wheels...