posted by Richard de Nooy at 13:12 comment View Comments

Louis Greenberg, who edits all my blogs, also writes horror stories. He is one half of author S.L. Grey, together with his Siamese writing twin Sarah Lotz. I mention this not because I wish to subject you to a name-dropping gore fest, but because Louis supplied the photos for this week’s blog and because I… read more »

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Every year, thousands of humpback whales trace the Pacific coastline of Panama. For a four-month period, from July to October they swim through the topical waters as part of their migratory journey. An amazing opportunity to head out to sea to check out the Big Friendly Giants up close. Contadora Island Together with a few… read more »

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I’m deeply disappointed. As you may remember, I’ve been in a one-sided running battle with the Obsessive Network Planner since I discovered that there are a disproportionate number of KLM destinations starting with K, L and M. But no one seems to care that this villain will stop at nothing until Aalborg, Barcelona and Chicago… read more »

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People sometimes come up to me in the street and ask if I’ll ever run out of ideas for my blog or if I ever suffer from writer’s block. My answer is always no, because I can retreat into my own head to explore the many different imaginary worlds inside – weird and wonderful places… read more »

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I’ve been flying for 17 years now and, having racked up 10,000 flight hours, I’ve been round the world a lot. But there are still lots of places I haven’t been to. Cuba, for instance, has been high on my wish list for quite a while. I’ve been hoping to go there since Havana was… read more »

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The Obsessive Network Planner (ONP) has struck again. A couple of weeks back I made the surprising discovery that KLM serves a disproportionate number of destinations starting with the letters K, L and M. Earlier this year, KLM began operating flights to Luanda and Lusaka. Before that, it was Linköping and Lima, and I recently… read more »

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Sometimes I get hopelessly lost looking for answers. Take this delightful decorative door, for example, set in a thick wall upon which the surrounding foliage has projected a superb shadowscape. It isn’t hard to imagine an Indonesian Wayang master using this as a backdrop for a romantic encounter between two shadow puppets. Those may seem… read more »