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Feb 032018
 
'in darkest PERU..'

The joy of writing and receiving multipage handwritten letters is a lost pleasure. My letter output now is no better than the average 21st century yahoo, but I was a prodigious letter writer in the 1980s while doing extensive travel (financed by working in Asian animation studios). In the pre-internet/SmartPhone era, travel abroad might mean

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Jun 202017
 
Nippon By Rail

The Japan Rail Pass was grossly expensive to someone used to meagre 1980s Australian animation wages but I forked over my hard earned cash anyway, for a chance to explore the length and breadth of a country I’d long wanted to see. Only available for purchase outside Japan, The JR Pass is valid on ferries and trains (even

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Shanghaied

 Posted by on May 10, 2017  AutoBio, Photos, Travel  Tagged with: , ,
May 102017
 
Shanghaied

21st century Shanghai, with its ultra modern skyline and high fashion boutiques, is barely recognisable as the time-stuck town I visited in the 1980s, when the dominant fashion designer was still chairman Mao. Even Shanghai hipsters of those days still wore blue worker’s smocks and caps with the little red star, and the architecture of

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Time Travel

 Posted by on December 18, 2006  Photos, Thoughts, Travel, Updates  Tagged with: , , ,
Dec 182006
 
Time Travel

Recently I have been travelling back in time; scanning mountains of old photographs that I have taken from as far back as primary-school and e-mailing many of the pictures to friends. It has been fun to trade e-mails with ex co-workers, school friends, and old travelling companions about the memories that the pictures have dredged

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