Yet more travels under my belt, but not a blog update in sight.  Sigh… France: Bordeaux, Medoc, Cognac, Provence, Avignon, Arles, Corsica, Dordogne (Rocamadour, Domme, Monpazier), St Emilion, Chamonix, mountaineering week around Mont Blanc massif Spain: Barcelona for Andy & Laura’s wedding, Montserrat Germany: Munich Netherlands: Amsterdam x 2 Switzerland: Zurich, Baden, Lausanne, Berner Oberland,, Read More

So much for promises!  I sadly STILL haven’t updated this site since I last promised it waaaaay back in April 2009.  I’ll blame it on the fact I’ve been a busy boy (as always), but I have to admit that I’ve become more likely to post photos on Facebook than here.  I’ve now set things up, Read More

After a long night farewelling my friends in Baden I caught a 6:30am train to Munich.  I decided to add on the side trip (originally I planned to go direct from Zurich to Budapest) to take up an offer from a Brazilian mate Marcelo to join him and a bunch of his friends from, Read More

Over the summer of 2005 I spent 10 weeks in Bonn, Germany working as an intern for Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), the parent company of logistics giant DHL.  I was placed in the Corporate Development department and worked on a great project to develop a global climate change strategy for the company. The, Read More

I seized the opportunity of living right by the Rhine to do something I’ve always wanted to do – cruise down the Rhine along one of its most dramatic stretches. I met up with my mate Sarah Winiger in Mainz and we stayed overnight there before boarding a boat mid-morning the next day.  The, Read More

I took off from Bonn for the weekend and caught a train into Bayern (Bavaria) to the historic town of Wuerzburg.  The Altstadt was razed by the Allies in the Second World War and they’ve done an amazing job of restoring it. Across the river there was a stone bridge which reminded me a, Read More

(Yet another trip well before the era of digital cameras!  I’ll have to scan in some photos sometime…) While I was interning at ABB Power Generation in Switzerland in 1998-1999, I was able to negotiate six weeks off to backpack around Europe over the summer.  Here’s a summary of the trip, with extracts from, Read More

Here’s an extract from an old group email I sent around: Grüezi! Welcome to the second edition!  For all those original subscribers, thanks for continuing to buy this trash.  For the new subscribers, welcome aboard.  Your business is appreciated.  If any of you want a back-copy of the first edition “Amazing Thailand:, send your, Read More