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The West Highland Way 8 – Kinlochleven to Fort William
The West Highland Way 8 – Kinlochleven to Fort William

Fortunately, the final 25KM walk from Kinlochleven to Fort William was afforded decent weather and I was able to avoid taking the bus as I had threatened the day before. The final leg of the WHW is quite enjoyable and with the exception of a rather steep ascent immediately outside of Kinlochleven, quite a relaxing […]

The West Highland Way 7 – Altnafeadh to Kinlochleven
The West Highland Way 7 – Altnafeadh to Kinlochleven

Rain, rain rain.  Day seven was another perpetually drenched walk through the Highlands.  This day in particular I recall being especially soggy.  So soggy in fact that I cut the day short when I reached Kinlochleven at around 2pm.  The day began well in Altnafeadh, with a foggy yet surprisingly mild and dry morning.  Altnafeadh […]

Portsmouth Village
Portsmouth Village

Although I don’t really live in Portsmouth Village, I like to say I do.  Technically, I live in Alwington neighbourhood, which is right on the eastern edge of Portsmouth Village.  Close enough.  *tangent* – recently (past three months or so) I’ve noticed that I’m becoming more ambivalent (than usual)  toward planning research.  As identified in […]

Cambodian Restaurants in Kingston

I’ve always felt that Kingston has a rather diverse dining scene for it’s size.  A quick yellow pages survey reveals over 250 restaurants in the City leading to a ratio of about 450 people/restaurant. I have no idea if that number is high or low, or even means anything, and I’m too lazy to sort […]

Russian Train Bomb

From the Globe: Russian officials opened a terror investigation Saturday, saying that a homemade bomb planted on the tracks of the high-speed Moscow-to-St. Petersburg route caused a derailment that killed at least 26 people and injured dozens more. I never rode that particular line to St. Petersburg.  I exited Russia via the Moscow-Riga (Lativa) line. […]

Triund – India – August 2009

Triund is seasonal pasture land located about 1000m above Mcleod Ganj and is where I spent six days just wandering around the surrounding hills, meadows and valleys, eating Maggie and drinking too much instant coffee. Initially, I was planning to trek Indrahar Pass but decided that I would rather spend my last few days in […]

Mcleod Ganj – India – August 2009

Situated below the the Dhauladhar mountains (outer Himalaya range), the former British colonial outpost of Mcleod Ganj is now more famously known as the seat of the Dalai Lama and home to the Tibetan government in exile.  It is also somewhat of a must-see destination on the Northern India circuit.  Full of westerners seeking enlightenment […]

Jamia Masjid Mosque, Srinagar – August 2009

I placed this into a separate entry because I’ve never been inside a Mosque before and the mosque that I choose happens to be the largest in Asia and in the Kashmir (I visited the day before I helped polish off a bottle of whisky…I don’t know what that means).  I was hesitant about entering […]

Srinagar – Houseboats – August 2009

Srinagar is in the north-western corner of the Indian Kashmir and that special geography creates another kind of fortress city with check-points and armed troops everywhere.  Srinagar is substantially larger that other cities in Jammu-Kashmir (clocking in at around one million) and is situated in a depression surrounded by Himalayan foothills.  This, of course, creates […]

Leh to Srinagar – August 2009

India is a very godly country with equally ungodly transportation schedules.  While it doesn’t have the crazy early morning departure times of it’s Manali-Leh contemporary, the road through the Kashmir along the Line of Control with Pakistan is about as long and includes it’s very own set of peculiar oddities.  Leaving at a more sane […]

Stok Kangri IV

Morning on the final day. Heading back down with the help of gravity. Looking back. Back to Stok. 6121m – a new altitude record for me.

Stok Kangri III

Obvioulsy, no photos exist of the first 5 or six hours of the climb, but this one was taken at around 6:30am.  Base Camp is behind the low cloud formation in the center of the photo.  Our route took us over the glacier in the bottom of the photo and straight up a bowl on […]

Stok Kangri II

Breakfast on day two.    Looking south toward Stok Kangri (top right) from camp one.  Base camp is actually to the left of the ridge in the centre of the photos. The approach was somewhat different than I initially expected.      Camp one – looking north toward Stok Village.     Marmot boxing on the […]

Leh – August 2009

Having officially been declared H1N1 clear and suitable for transit, our convoy moved into the Ladakh region of Jammu-Kashmir province, India.  Sharing and uncanning resemblance to the TAR plateau in both landscape, architecture, and culture (it is an extension of the plateaus, being on the ‘Chinook’ side of the Himalayas) Ladakh is the trekking/outdoor enthusiast […]

Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek III

Looking across to the north bank from the isolated green boardwalk.  Those particular units have probably been there for over 100 years and are a good example of residential units that use to exist along the river.  Don’t get nostalgic tough, those units are really poor condition and probably should be torn down.  What they […]

Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek II

Looking across to the south side of from Si Hang Warehouse Suzhou Creek meanders itself through some newer condominium developments which could be a sign of items to come on the lesser developed north bank.  One must continually switch back and forth between the north and south banks in order to avoid both construction and […]

Shanghai Spaces: Lower Suzhou Creek I

With the amazing architecture of the Bund, the awesome skyline of Lu Jia Zuii and the Expo 2010 site, it is probably easy to say that Huangpu River exists as Shanghai’s predominant water body.  However, the Huangpu retains it’s industrial soul, Lu Jia Zui is a little too much image,  the Bund a little too […]

Shanghai @ Night

Some shots I took tonight from the 24th floor of the Shanghai Foreign Students Residence. Cool Shanghai Shanghai Shadows Shanghai on Fire Hustle and possible bustle

Gallery Down

I have just noticed some serious errors in my gallery page.  Thus, that part of the site might be down for awhile as I figure it out.  Sorry to disappoint as I know that that particular page is one of the most popular hits on internet and you are just dying to get back in […]

Shanghai From Yang Pu District

Taken from the Foreign Students Residence at Fudan University on a reasonable clear afternoon. Lujiazui – looking south from the top floor. Shanghai Financial Centre to the left, with the Jin Mao Tower to the right. Don’t forget the Pearl Tower.  Black photo, colour photo.  What does it really matter?           […]

August ’08 – Kotor – Montenegro

As the 192nd member state of the United Nations, Montenegro is a brand-spanking new country, complete with that coveted new country smell and a few (unfortunately) bombed out buildings.  If one wants to be a new country these days, that seems to be part of the franchise deal. Prior to breaking out on their own, […]

August ’08 – Belgrade – Serbia

It’s tough being Serbian…your kebabs just are not as good as dodgy Polish varieties. Belgrade – Serbia, a world without vowels If I recall correctly, the Onion’s Our Dumb World Atlas lists Serbia with the heading Serbia: “So we’ve done a little ethnic cleansing…” When you read that particular book you have to have a […]

Warsaw, Poland – August 2008

…a place where vodka isn’t only for breakfast. Be seen in Warsaw Next stop on my super quick, stereotypical European Contiki tour was, as the title implies, Warsaw.  Warsaw holds some physical similarities to Moscow in terms of grand superblock configurations, Stalinist architecture, grand boulevards and good public transit. I found the patio culture to […]

Countries fomerly part of Mother Russia II

Any journey through the Baltics (and I’m not talking about the purple Monopoly Property) usually involves more than just a single nation traverse unless visiting one of the tiny three is your life long travel goal.  Once you are in one, you can’t get out without going through another (unless you fly, take a boat […]

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