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Category: Travel

2016

What a year. So many aspects of 2016 were awful in so many ways. The horror-shows that were Brexit and the US election. The rise of minor parties and failures of policy and basic humanity (Dutton anyone?) that characterise the Australian political landscape pre- and post-election. Heartbreaking stories of refugees fleeing for Europe and the plight […]

Washington, D.C.

After an interesting week in Los Angeles I am now in Washington, D.C. It’s colder here in the mornings and evenings, but the last two days have cleared in the afternoon, showing off the Spring blooms and blossoms to full effect. I mentioned in my last post some of the things I like and dislike […]

Ch-Ch-Changes

A new WordPress theme, and a new start. After a frantic #blogjune I stepped away from blogging (again). In the intervening months a lot has happened. Mostly I’ve been travelling – since getting back from Canada, I’ve been to London, Rome, Florence and Italy on holiday; and to Christchurch for the joint Archives and Records New […]

Victoria photo gallery [#blogjune 25]

Today I don’t have words, so here are some pictures.

Victoria, BC [#blogjune 22]

After more than 24 hours of travelling on everything from an A380 to a small twin-prop Alaskan Airlines plane, yesterday evening (Pacific Time US & Canada) I arrived in Victoria. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, with a population of just over 80,000 people.[1] As someone travelling from Victoria (the state), […]

O Canada [#blogjune 21]

I am writing this post from the Qantas lounge at Melbourne airport, in the couple of hours before I board a plane to Los Angeles. I’m flying from Los Angeles to Seattle, then Seattle to Victoria, Canada. The reason for my trip is the 39th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Archivists, “Archivatopia”: http://archivists.ca/content/annual-conference. After a […]

Preparation [#blogjune 20]

Tonight it’s time to prepare. To pack clothes, check my washbag, run through the flight details, check my wallet and passport are in place, and – because I’m paranoid – check and re-check everything umpteen times until I finally get in a cab tomorrow morning. I do the travel thing fairly regularly as part of […]

Travel Plans [#blogjune 5]

Posting every day for #blogjune means occasionally I’m going to need to resort to a bit of self-indulgence. This is one of those occasions, so I’ll keep it short. In March 2014, when I first heard the news Kate Bush was performing live in London, my immediate thought was ‘I have to go’. As of tonight, all […]