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Roland Merrick
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Mongolian money is a bit of a nuisance
Mongolian money is a bit of a nuisance from a practical point of view, when I changed some British Pounds ( GBP ) yesterday I got 2,172 Tughrik (currency code: MNT ) to the Pound. It isn't that the large numbers are a problem, I can remember when you receiv...
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Reflection on my visit to Cambodia
It is now several months since I visited Cambodia but recently I got around to buying a frame for some artwork I bought while I was there. This action prompted me to think back to when I bought the piece and what motivated me to buy it. With all due respect...
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Beijing, 2013
My first, and only, visit to China was a short one. When planning this years trip I was presented with the problem of how to get from Ulaanbatar at the end of my Mongolian leg back to Europe. The options were pretty limited: a flight via Moscow, not very ap...
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"Where is everybody?"
This post is another that stems from a coincidence. I have been quietly reading my way through the excellent trilogy Remembrance of Earth's Past by Liu Cixin and had reached the final volume The Dark Forest when I also chanced to read an article in the Econ...
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"Overtourism"
A new word, overtourism , has started to show up in the travel lexicon. The meaning of the term seems to be pretty self descriptive but has been used in subtly different ways, the proposed definition in the Collins Dictionary is short and pretty good but I ...
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Asian Russia
From Trans-Russia 2013 Ekaterinburg After a journey of a little over 25 hours my train (TR #60) and I arrive in Ekaterinburg ( Екатеринбу́рг ). The journey from Moscow was uneventful but I was surprised that we seemed to gain little elevation during the who...
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Reminded me of Gaudi...
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Here is a list of the BBC articles removed from Google search results as a consequence of last years European Court of Justice ruling...
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A few photos from my trip to Ukraine...
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Destination Ukraine (2015)
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Always looking out for a "too good to miss" offer. So, one pint or two?
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