Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Safari Sauvage - Basleland

In the deepest, darkest jungles of Switzerland, lies the lost canton of Basleland. Here live a primitive Stone Age people, who speak a strange language called yodeling. It was rumoured that they worshipped the chicken dragon. Eventually, an expedition was mounted to find proof. First, it was necessary to traverse the relentless Suisse Desert, before fording rivers, hauled by great indigenous beasts. After several months, a lone survivor of this ill-fated safari stumbled out of the jungle clutching this film. The musical accompaniment is One Step Beyond by Madness.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

New Zealand

New Zealand. A road trip around Aotearoa. My steed and I alighted the big silver bird in Auckland. After procuring a map, I forged up through Northland to the top. (while swerving around dead possums and hobbits in the road.) Then back down to the sulfuric airs of Rotorua, and onto LakeTaupo and Wellington. Crossing the strait via ferry, I rolled south along the coast before turning inland to Queenstown for a hike up a mountain and a leap off a bridge.Then back to the coast to Dunedin and Christchurch. And its true about biking NZ - All the hills go down and theres always a strong tailwind. The musical accompaniment is Allegretto by Bond, wrapped up with Vivaldis Concerto in G.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Skipping Across Asia

I hurled down through the atmosphere, landing in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Just in time for the camel market in Pushkar. After not finding anything in the colour I liked (blue), I headed east for a peek at the Taj Mahal. From there a great bound to Varanesi for a refreshing splash in the polluted Ganges. Then over for a quick stop in Dhaka, Bangladesh to checkout the organically propelled taxis. A hop over to Burma. First in Rangoon, a climb up to the Schwedagon Pagoda. With the glare off the gold and marble, you really need some shades. Then by train, I rolled north to the ancient city of Pagan, with its scattered temples and pagodas. Next, Bangkok, Thailand for three very uninspiring temple photos. With a sharp turn south via motor coach, I briefly visited the bustling hamlet of Singapore. The final stop was on Bali amongst the palms and the beach beyond, for body-surfing time, before leaping up into the stratosphere. The musical accompaniment is Jet Lag by Zazie.TECHNICAL NOTE: More images were captured in my minds eye than with the camera. Unfortunately, I dont have a telepathy adapter for my scanner.

Monday, February 26, 2007

A Trek in Nepal

The Himalaya - Roof of the world. After setting down in Kathmandu and alighting from the big silver bird, we bussed to the Annapurna circuit. Our journey went counter clock wise. From terraced slopes to the Thorang Pass up into thin air at over 5400 meters. Through both Hindu and Buddhists cultures. We hauled our own gear on our own backs. Unlike some lazy rich bastards who hired porters to lug their crap, while traipsing around carrying only cameras. The musical accompaniment is Instinctive Traveler by Dissidenten.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Morocco (and Gibraltar)

From Gibraltar, crossing by ferry to the Kingdom of Morocco, and finally setting foot on the continent of Africa in Tangier. From there it was by motor coach south to Fes, Marrakesh to the coast at Essaouira. There, I plunged into the Atlantic and swam to South America. The musical accompaniment is Dirge by Death in Vegas.