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Paekakariki, Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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Roseneath, Wellington, Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Back in Bangkok…

after visiting Koh Chang and the beautiful Ko Kut/Koh Kood. Lots of geckos, elephants, wild dogs and great food. Pictures soon. I am very sad to be leaving Thailand tomorrow.

Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, April 5th, 2010

Bangkok, oriental city…

and damn it’s hot. But I love this city!

Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Habana

Wow! Habana is a hip, hip, city. I can’t upload photos at the moment, but everything is decaying and stunning. We drove around with a guide (more about him in a future post) last night, a Saturday, and the streets were alive with people. Not in large crowds, but hanging around in the streets or outside clubs and cafes. There are old cars everywhere, many of them are also decaying, but they are look and sound amazing. The other striking things about Habana are the heat, which is almost perfect; and the sounds of the streets, which consist of cars, bikes, music, the occassional horse carriage for tourists, and chatter.

Anyone who wants to visit an amazing city should come to Habana.

Habana, Cuba, Monday, March 17th, 2008

Mexico City

Is unexpectedly really really cool!

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Mexico City, Mexico, Friday, March 14th, 2008

Houston Space Centre

I only have time to put up a couple of the highlights:

Mission Control (yep, that’s the real deal):
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Shuttle and space station training centre:
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The Saturn V was certainly the highlight. It is absolutely enormous. The first stage:
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The second stage:
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The third stage:
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The top bit:
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Apollo 17’s command module:
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Mercury:
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Gemini:
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Mexico City, Mexico, Friday, March 14th, 2008

Austin, Texas

Next stop, Austin, Texas for South by Southwest.

At the Make party:
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Another fancy party, this time for Frog Design:
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Petey the Boston Terrier made us feel very homesick:
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Tash Glen and Tash:
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The next day I visited the Capitol:
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Which has a Confederate memorial:
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On the way back to the conference, I wandered past Barack’s Austin campaign headquarters:
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SXSW was rockin’, but how about a little less swag? This is incredibly wasteful:
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Mexico City, Mexico, Friday, March 14th, 2008

Caesar’s Palace

This sums up Vegas, the water in the fountain at Caesar’s Palace is dyed blue.

Dyed water at Cesar’s Palace

Mexico City, Mexico, Friday, March 14th, 2008

The Grand Canyon

We got a chopper out to the Grand Canyon. It was a breath taking trip, as we flew over Vegas twice, the Hoover Dam, and the Canyon itself.

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The unmarked 737s with the red stripe take workers to Area 51:
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The pilot and the Hoover Dam:
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Over the canyon – none of the pics I took come anywhere near capturing its beauty:
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On the canyon floor:
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A blurry piccie of Vegas at night:
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Mexico City, Mexico, Friday, March 14th, 2008

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