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Where now?

July 17, 2005 - 184 words - 1 mins
I've had a glorious weekend. Went to bed at 9pm after polishing off a bottle of port on Friday. Woke early for Harry Potter. Went to the Opera. Almost fell asleep at my usual 9pm. Sunday did some shopping at the market. Porterhouse steak is a bargain. Then off for a swim and sauna. Next I went to th… read more

Melbourne is the place to be. Honest

June 27, 2005 - 285 words - 2 mins
When I first arrived in Melbourne I was practically broke. Too many Thai massages or something. My sister's friend Gaby and Craig unwillingly hosted my for a couple of weeks in Richmond a suburb just south of Melbourne. As soon as I come across some mo… read more

Japan picture diary (pt1)

June 06, 2005 - 362 words - 2 mins
Notice the "200x150" part in the URL determines how large the picture will be. If you want to see the full size image rip that bit out. You can browse the entire collection here: April 2005 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13… read more

Melbourne life

June 02, 2005 - 925 words - 5 mins
The lonely lunch break cut short to write a little more about my life in Australia. After spending an awkward 2 weeks with my sister's friend and her horrible husband from South Africa, I moved into a hostel in Saint Kilda. I moved to the most popular looking hostel in a desperate bid to improve my … read more

Japan, Australia

May 19, 2005 - 184 words - 1 mins
Dear "Kai's travel" subscribers, A couple of you showed concern whilst this list was offline for the last 2 months, WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF YOU? Sherbet. Anyway, did Japan. Quite a story there which I could divulge only in private, intoxicated. Then I came back Thailand and lazed around on … read more

Dull moment? No have

April 07, 2005 - 329 words - 2 mins
Kai kayaking just before being caught in a storm and rescued: My view of the "The beach" near Ko Phi Phi: Not as good as the Andaman Islands due to its millions of … read more

How Lao can I go?

April 01, 2005 - 493 words - 3 mins
Oh so much as happened since my last email. Unfortunately my server in Finland has been offline so I could not email you. Computers suck! Jamie and I had a great time in Lao. We managed a huge amount of back breaking travelling in those 2 weeks. The peak must of been the 13 hour 3rd class wooden ben… read more

Everyone is a millionaire in Lao

March 19, 2005 - 155 words - 1 mins
The maturity test graduation obstacle has been resolved, Yippee!! I'll officially have my Masters in April. With this achievement I expect I will be qualified to pick oranges in Australia for the rest of the year. Jamie and I are off to Vang Viene this afternoon. There isn't terrible much to do in V… read more


March 18, 2005 - 153 words - 1 mins
Hello my darlings from Vientiane Laos! The big news is my best friend from High school has come out to finance the rest of my travels. I hope he will enjoy himself in my company, although I am not sure if he understands my deep probing understated humour I employ with the natives. http://forums.kitt… read more

Bali, Indonesia

February 24, 2005 - 424 words - 3 mins
Today I got to see a Balinese magic trick. You see their money is stupid enough to be 9599 rupees to the dollar. After counting the money up painstakingly they grab it up for you bang it on the side of their counter and money slips down into their register. Then they give it over to you smiling. My … read more

Bangkok (warning: adult content)

February 16, 2005 - 295 words - 2 mins
After gorging myself on stomach and gristle at the Thai food stalls, I toured Bangkok and here are my impressions. Bear with me, after India which I miss, I like to compare Bangkok to a condom. Yes it's clean, a bit sterile even, yet it's sleazy. Oh I could expand on this analogy for awhile. The mis… read more

Mother Theresa

February 13, 2005 - 508 words - 3 mins
The train ride from Chennai to Calcutta/Kolkata/Howrah was fairly pleasant after meeting a Bengali Garment wholesaler who was enthralled by my Pathani dress. I also met a tough Afghani merchant and I was feeling pretty smug pretending to be a tough Pathani. That was until some transvestites came beg… read more


February 09, 2005 - 232 words - 2 mins
This week the Germans ( and I became pilgrims and went to see God. Sathya Sai Baba aka the living god wasn't in Bangalore, but in Puttaparthi so we went to him and his Ashram. Yes, we heard about the allegations. That Sai Baba regularly takes down young men's trousers and oils… read more

Back in Bangalore

February 02, 2005 - 324 words - 2 mins
6am in wet Bangalore. I made the mistake of heading straight out to town to find everything closed. Soaked, tired and desperate for the toilet for one of those fart-cum-shit*explosions I find a guard who tells me shops open at 10:30, but toilets are "a restricted area" before that. I showe… read more

Port Blair

January 16, 2005 - 255 words - 2 mins
For those subscribers who didn't realise I participated in that last earthquake, you should have read my last email a little more carefully. Here is an update: I am tired of talking about it for now. I will eventually write up the more … read more

Happy New Year!

December 18, 2004 - 191 words - 1 mins
Dear friends, Happy New Year! Instead of writing a reply and BCCing a bunch of people (and forgetting some inadvertently in the process) in my addressbook I have set up a mailing list. If you are reading this from your inbox, you're subscribed. Lucky you. You can UNsubscribe if you want, but I will … read more

my travel exp mailing list

December 16, 2004 - 47 words - 1 mins
I just setup a mailing list in order to discern my travel experience amongst my friends without using a careless BCC. If you think this is a good/crap idea let me know. Also just reply to this email to let me know it worked. Thanks, love read more