Category: photos

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Postcards from the Namib Desert

Sometime in mid 2013, I came across this photo: I don’t remember where I saw the photo but it came with a link to the National Geographic website. This was a real photograph of a...

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A day on the Cape Peninsula

  In front of me was a long sliver of land, a crooked finger that pointed to the South Pole. It was a clear day and I could see a footpath leading right to...

The view from Dune 45 soon after sunrise 9

Sand and dust

I’ll be honest. It would be easier for me to write my stories on Africa with a list of things to do in each country I went to, in the order that I visited...

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Beijing, late afternoon

  I arrived in China by train from Mongolia at the end of September last year. I found the weather a bit strange then; it was surprisingly warm for autumn and on a day...

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Close shave in Kuala Kubu Bharu

Before last Friday, I had never walked into a barber shop. The Diamond Hair Dressing Saloon was set up by the father of the present owner, Mr R. Anbalagan. Anbalagan himself has been cutting...

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Facades and shopfronts, Kuala Kubu Bharu

In an earlier post about  Kuala Kubu Bharu, I wrote about a lovely old man I met, but today I’m going to provide irrefutable proof of my geekiness. I have always been fascinated by the...

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Pulau Ketam

I’m not a beach person but I like islands, particularly those with character and more than just white sand for you to lie on. Pulau Ketam (Crab Island), which lies some 12 nautical miles off...