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Une balade en l’après-midi

Lovely day again, and there’s only 10 days left… so, dragged myself out in the afternoon to have a proper walk in town in daylight. On foot to the Marseille Saint Charle station; bought a train ticket to Montpellier for … Continue reading

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Half-way through the project – France

Already a half-way through my project ‘France Again,’ in an attempt to learn the French language my way. I did make some preliminary plans, but almost none of them has materialised. Having said that, unplanned events unfolded and, so far, I … Continue reading

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Joy of progress

Back in Shimonoseki, again, since last time was only a month ago. For a long time, I have been only excited at the thought of creating my own nest on this land, and this time finally there’s a tangible sign … Continue reading

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Angkor on reflection – another tourist industry

I have never been business-minded in my life. So it is not surprising that I found the zeal people here had for making business with tourists overwhelming. I mentioned in my earlier posts that some hotel receptionists were a little … Continue reading

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Angkor on reflection – traffic and transport

Waking up to a delicious looking sunrise over the forests, we hastened to our breakfast and then went out to see what’s happening in the world outside the hotel. There was a wow moment right on the doorstep – the morning … Continue reading

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Arriving in Siem Reap

As you get off the plane, the hot, humid air hits you in the face. At the Siem Reap Internatinoal Airport, this put me into a real holiday mood, at last. The first amusement was waiting at the immigration, or … Continue reading

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At the Gimhae International Airport

Changing flights at the Gimhae International Airport in Busan, Korea. It took 2 hours from Narita, and the flight offered a fantastic view over the coastline from the airplane. The airport, on the other hand, is actually very small and rather … Continue reading

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Crossroad

At the airport, waiting for the next flight. Liminal space… a phrase my supervisor at university once mentioned to me when he was describing his stay at a hotel somewhere in USA. This phrase grips my imagination, comes to my … Continue reading

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A Trip to Cambodia

My friend and I decided to go somewhere a few weeks ago, when he finally came to terms with taking the option in search for a job that seemed the most reasonable and secure of all that he had at the time, … Continue reading

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Kats going … pastoral

The end of 2012 in sight, it’s about time everyone reflected on the year gone by. For me, quite a dramatic year it has become, with many sour consultations and interviews regarding my resignation, dragsome moments of financial considerations, and … Continue reading

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