Google, the Big Sur and the hitchiker

So I left San Francisco today after a memorable three day visit. Certainly a cool place, quite literally at night! So I headed out in my Korean hire car along US 101 through Silicon Valley and decided to pull off the freeway and visit my old friend Google. It took …

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Getting my kicks on Route 66

They let me in! In fact despite what was said by the air stewards on Qantas it was painless and straight forward to get through US immigration and customs. Qantas by the way continues to slide down my league table of favourite airlines. Their planes inside are now as tired …

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Bob Geldof’s worst nightmare

Tomorrow will be the longest Monday imaginable for me and a day I’ll probably never forget. The day will start at 3.30 am when my taxi picks me up for the ride to Sydney airport. I then fly back to Auckland and have a 5 hour wait at the airport …

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Greetings from a whinging pom

Well the Melbourne Games are well under way now and had my first day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (and what a ground!). It was such a relief to watch the games in the flesh, un-edited and away from the ridiculously biased local TV station! Yes I am going to …

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Welcome to the Working Nomad blog

This is the first post of the working nomad blog. In a little over one month I will be embarking on a six month plus trip around Asia. I have n’t decided where but likely locations will be Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Nepal early next year. The difference between …

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