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  • Thirty hours in hades

    Part one of a hap­haz­ard two-parter … Don’t get me wrong, I love Semarang. Small towns (pop­u­la­tion 4m or so) are sup­posed to be like this: vibrant, friend­ly to a fault, a…

  • Just Whistlin’

    I spent three or four hours tak­ing pho­tos of the protests last Sun­day. There have been all sorts of absurd claims of mil­lions of pro­test­ers but log­ic and the eye­ball would indi­cate…

  • Walking Street

    The Boulevard of Broken Dreams

    It felt like a lucky escape. Back in Bangkok, some 36 hours after we left, both Brigid and I looked at each oth­er — over a much-craved drink or five — and…