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Soft surf Peniscola beach.

Kicking through the gentle surf, I see Sea; Life and death. Water of life bitter to taste, killing the tree, Death is the Sea Shells Sanctuary. Broken Rocks, Broken hearts. Even your name evokes in me; Peniscola! Penis, giver of … Continue reading

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Dealing with Change

I’ve been through so many changes over the last decade I’m no longer sure what day it is. I’ve lived in Florida, Doha (twice), UK, Chengdu China, Abu Dhabi and Almaty Kazakhstan. Ten jobs, two wives and lots or gorgeous … Continue reading

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First review – Joni was right

“You don’t know what you got till it’s gone…” Almost at the end of my first year in Kazakhstan. The snow is back; it’s -16 Celsius outside. The water in the mop bucket froze on the balcony – the enclosed … Continue reading

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I love Kazakhstan

Well I have been living here in Almaty since January and it is a beautiful place. It has the second best prettiest women in the world – Liverpool Judy’s always win. But I have to laugh at some of the … Continue reading

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Istanbul 2. Reflections and an Introduction to Rumi.

I think a hangover makes jet-lag so much easier to bear. Eventually I arose Monday morning and decided to do the tourist bit, so headed to the City centre in one of the many millions of taxis that constantly patrol … Continue reading

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Istanbul 1 : Getting Lost and finding Old Friends.

Atatürk Airport 9.30 pm on a Saturday night. Check papers, work your way through customs, throw off the term spent in Kazakhstan. Greeted by an old friend and guided to his Gaff. Meet the charming new partner; fantastic dinner with … Continue reading

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Pandas and Binda pijiu

When I travelled in China I always found it difficult to get a good glass of cold beer (binda pijiu). Then I got to Chengdu…  

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