At last the winter had passed and it was time to get back to spending my days outside, on the road on Stella. Although I enjoyed my time in Urumqi, ...
Out and about in Dalian climbing Dàhēishān (大黑山), devouring a BBQ and singing Karaoke with my students.
A warm welcome to Russia: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk It was a long and expensive wait to get my Russian visa, so to be finally arriving in Vladivostok, the famous Russian city of the east, was a little surreal. I was admitedly nervous though about passing through immigration. I hadn’t solid proof of exit as I […]
So I arrived in Kyoto and was in need of some R&R. A former student of mine, Lianhua, lived and studied here and many months previously we had agreed that we would meet again. The time had come. She had arranged for me to stay at her host family’s ‘spare’ 4 storey mansion. It was […]
I’ve had Stella, and all her accompanying gear now for a few months, but haven’t had the time to really put her to the test. Hence I decided the 4 days I have off for National Day was the perfect chance. I wanted to test out the weight of the bike fully loaded, and test […]
It’s been a year today since I arrived in Dalian. As when I returned from 11 months in Africa I have to ask where the time has gone? It doesn’t seem a minute ago that I was touching down and nervously being thrown into teach my first class. Since then through the months I have […]
I’ve not been posting on here recently mainly due to the fact that I’ve not been up to that much. I am in the routine of normal life so chances to escape prison, disease and just general chaos have been few and far between. However Monday proved to re-ignite some feelings of being on the […]