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2014 World Cup Blog
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July 2014 News Archive

Photo Albums
My photographs have been moved off this site and are now stored on Picasa. They were simply taking up too much space on my web host.
Please use
this link to see my list of photo albums.

Some Useful links:
World Time Clock
Exchange Rates


Project Syndicate
Amnesty International
Reporters w/o borders

The Guardian
BBC World News
CNN Asia
Bangkok Post

Daylife.com - news

Gulf News
Arabian Business
World News
WSJ - Asia
Good causes:

Sister Joan - Bangkok

Regional Info:

BKK Magazine
HK Magazine
In Singapore Magazine
TimeOut Dubai
Back in the UK:
Newton Ferrers

And for fun:

BBC Archive

National Media Museum
The British Library
Imperial War Museum

There are many other links on my AOB blog page.

Today (August 2014) click here for all


Thailands' Asian values - looking inward


The Observer view on Obama and the limits of presidential power


Dubai360 launched


The perils of cricket


US just not sure who to bomb in the Middle East anymore


Etihad takes effective control of Alitalia


To dare to dream


100 years on


Fifty days and counting

August 2014 - Worthwhile reading from other sites:

The BBC Report
Thailand’s Crooked Army
Dhoni's control test
I went undercover in America's toughest prison
Missouri's days of unrest expose the stark reality of a segregated society
Dumping a bucket of ice on your head does not make you a philanthropist
Hong Kong Newspaper Prints Fake Obituary of Rival’s Owner
New York Daily News' abhorrent Robin Williams front page gets the edit the actor deserved
The new jet age
Abhisit’s stories
Tony Blackburn: ‘John Peel looked upon me as the devil for some reason’
Isis consolidates
Obama’s authorization of Iraq airstrikes isn’t connected to a coherent strategy
This Islamic State nightmare is not a holy war but an unholy mess
Rory McIlroy gave young fan a lasting memory at Louisville Thornton’s
Turning back the clock in Thailand
Ape selfies and the law of copyright
Dubai: Pearl of the Desert
The analogue titans’ last gasp against the digital giants
North Korea relaxes fashion rules in 'sign of progress'
Slaves of happiness island

Gaza is not as I expected. Amid the terror, there is hope
Dubai Airport’s New Concourse D On Track To Open In Q1 2015 – Sheikh Ahmed
First World War Centenary: My father threw away his poppy in disgust
Gary Lineker: ‘Fifa makes me sick and Blatter runs it like a dictator’
Singapore - the social laboratory surveillance state

10 reasons Yorkshire is the best place to live in the UK
Changing Asia: China’s high-speed railway diplomacy

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Other recent content on this web site:

News Archive - July 2014

Returning to Japan

AOB - May and June 2014
London 2012 (notes and links)

Tales from the Road - from Houston to Los Angeles

A personal flying history

Tai's travels - now with improved picture galleries

Your feedback - here

2014 Photo Albums (all albums are hosted on Picasa/Google+)

Stockholm 2014
Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

Devon - July 2014

Switzerland - July 2014
Ireland - June and July 2014
Bangkok - returning happiness to the people
Ventiane - June 2014
Bangkok - another coup

Bangkok - May 2014
Phuket - May 2014
Tokyo - May 2014

Rome - April 2014

Samut Songkhram
PDAC's Lumpini holiday camp
Hua Hin - March 2014

Chiang Mai - March 2014

Dubai - March 2014

Vienna - February 2014

London - February 2014

Tai and friends photoshoot
Dubai - New Year fireworks
Hong Kong - December 2013
Macau - December 2013
Festive Bangkok
Dubai - December and Christmas 2013

Dubai 2013 Airshow  Day 4
Dubai 2013 Airshow  Opening Day

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Dubai Watch The financial meltdown of 2007-2009 appears forgotten as everyone appears to be heading back to Dubai. False bravado or a new dawn. The lull before the next storm? You decide. You can read news, commentary and find Dubai web links at Dubai Watch. There are also some Dubai pictures and this is Dubai on a misty February morning

Emirates Watch - As EK continues its plan for world domination you can follow  the airline's news here. Emirates Airline Watch

Tai's pictures from her travels with Emirates are here:

Asia and Australia