Profile cover photo
Profile photo
James Mason
3 followers
3 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
2018 Travel Year in Review
I thought that 2017 had been a big year but 2018 has surpassed it in almost every way. Visiting the USA twice, spending time in England, Wales, Germany, and the Netherlands along with visiting Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand. This is what it looked like on ...
2018 Travel Year in Review
2018 Travel Year in Review
tjocl.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Growing Up PAL
Growing Up PAL Without wishing to make too much of what is very much a first world problem, it was a bit of a miserable experience growing up as a fan of JPRGs in Australia (end elsewhere in PAL territories). Limited local releases It wasn’t that we missed ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Trip Report - Hiking US Deserts - Introduction
Trip Report - Hiking US Deserts - Introduction For a bit of a change, I'll be writing up a (hopefully) proper trip report of my recent trip to the US. This involved lots of hiking in Joshua Tree, Zion, and Bryce Canyon. I figured this time of year would be ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Multitude Fantasy - Final Comparison
Compare the pair (and more) So many versions/ports/translations of Final Fantasy VI, which leads to the inevitable question: which is the version to spend 60 hours playing through? It's a question that's been asked all over the net with as many opinions as ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Walking up mountains in Queenstown, NZ
Queenstown, NZ This was the one major part of NZ's South Island that I had yet to visit and I was blown away by the geography of the area. High peaks, mountain ranges, a gorgeous lake and towns nestled between the shore and the slopes. The highlight for me ...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Battling the elements at Cradle Mountain
After spending a night in Queenstown (it rained), I got up early and drove up to Cradle Mountain NP (it rained all the way) and enjoyed some mixed weather (to put it mildly) while walking. The weather ended up forcing a change of plans - I was originally go...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Hiking the Mt Anne Track to Eliza Plateau
After warming up with a walk to the pinnacle at Hobart's Mt Wellington the day prior, I ventured a bit farther into the wilderness and tried the Eliza Plateau portion of the Mt Anne track from Condominium Creek (20km down the unsealed C607, itself 30km alon...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The long way around
It really was the long (wrong) way but I finally arrived in New York on Thursday morning local time after leaving Sydney Wednesday morning (Sydney time). A one night stop-over in Ho Chi Minh City padded out the scheduled a bit (arrived Wednesday evening and...
The long way around
The long way around
tjocl.blogspot.com
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
First travel mistake of 2018
Found
out the hard way last night that it is not a good idea to walk from
Ho Chi Minh City's airport to the airport hotel, no matter how short a
walk it seems on Google Maps! After several wrong turns and
following paths that disappeared, the way invo...
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
2017 Travel Year in Review
A very busy travel year by my standards, involving some 56 flights (up from 27 the previous year). I visited the US for the first time, had a couple short trips to NZ and also headed to a number of Australian cities - some for the first time, some that I ju...
2017 Travel Year in Review
2017 Travel Year in Review
tjocl.blogspot.com
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded