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Returning to Japan
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A personal flying history
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My photographs are now stored on Picasa.
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World Time Clock
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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

Bournville News
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 (March 2015) click here for all


Is an Arabian war inevitable?


Thai airlines are a "significant safety concern


The downing of GermanWings 4U 9525


Bangkok’s Big Brother is watching you


From Fantasy world to Disneyworld


Emirates Airline is fighting an unusual headwind: labor trouble


Qatar World Cup Final is December 18 - 2022!


Sweden v Saudi Arabia - hint: no one wins


The price of Netanyahu’s victory


Aerotropolitan ambitions


Updating Dubai airport’s growth plans


Too normal to be normal


Lost boy


Where regulation holds back Emirates growth


Eurowings to Dubai for €99.99


Emirates fleet speculation


The Emperor has few clothes


Planespotters arrested in the UAE
Emirates New York blitz


Emirates announces Bali


NokScoot still grounded


Where is home?


Station Eleven review – Emily St John Mandel's gripping apocalypse drama

March 2015 - Worthwhile reading from other sites:

Dubai International airport: a love story
Can't stop, must fly: 24 hours at Dubai International airport – in pictures
The Guardian view on Margot Wallström: a splendidly undiplomatic diplomat
The mystery of flight 9525: a locked door, a silent pilot and a secret history of illness
Toronto Fashion Week Diary: Backstage With Model Ash Foo
Embracing My Chinese-American Identity
Sweden’s feminist foreign minister has dared to tell the truth about Saudi Arabia. What happens now concerns us all
Japan, Korea clip Thai flyers' wings
Japan caps Thai air services amid safety concerns
Lee Kuan Yew gave Singapore independence, and the world a bad idea
Mat Ryan, the Socceroos' ball-playing goalkeeper with the world at his feet
Airline world's tiny secret: infatuation with model planes
Do you have what it takes to be a Flight Attendant’s boyfriend?
The Guardian view on Sweden’s foreign policy: admirable, but maybe not entirely high-minded
World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve Created in Pacific
After I.V.F.: Pregnant, but Still Stuck in the Past
Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk
England’s ODI team are boring, bad, badly boring and boringly bad
The biggest plane in history is under construction
The power of Le Pen
Government refuses to release details of relationship with authoritarian Bahrain
Turkish Airlines set to challenge Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways
Dubai with a difference: Travel posters satirize emirate's expats
The country training people to leave
47 Republicans May Have Just Broken the Law By Writing An Outrageous Letter To Iran
A Beginner's Guide to the Secret Language of Airport Runways
Watford fan in critical condition following attack after Wolves match
MH370 report offers no answers but Malaysia vows to continue search
Clare Grogan: I drew on my pop star past to write a book for my daughter
The stunning locations cashing in on Britain’s film and TV fame
Disaster averted, unfolding disaster - Kathmandu Airport
The Coming Chinese Crackup
Partnership for Open and Fair Skies
Inside the search for Flight MH370
The Vanishing: One year ago this month, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disappeared from the skies.
Boris Nemtsov - Liberal martyr
Thai men come up short in 1st scientific penis-length study
World's largest plane graveyard of US military fighters in desert can now be explored online in amazing interactive map
360 thinking with Gerald Donovan from the Dubai 360 Project
It’s the return of House of Cards – but where can Frank go now?
Singapore at 50: From swamp to skyscrapers
On the beach where US troops landed 50 years ago, a new Vietnam flourishes
Killing Hope In Putin’s Russia

'Nobody cares any more': the relatives who went looking for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
38 things you should know about being a mum

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Other recent content on this web site:
The USA3 versus the ME3

News Archive - February 2015

Returning to Japan

AOB - January and February 2015
A personal flying history

Tai's travels - now with improved picture galleries

Your feedback - here

2015 Photo Albums (all albums are hosted on Picasa/Google+)
Dubai - March 2015
Bangkok - February 2015
FHM Sunday in Bangkok
The Mae Hong Son loop
Bangkok - February 2015
Dubai - January 2015

Bangkok and Chiang Mai - January 2015
New Year 2015
Sydney - December 2014
Dubai - December 2014

London - December 2014
Devon - December 2014


Other recent albums of note:

Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution
Norway - September 2014
Royal International Air Tattoo 2014

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

Tai and friends photoshoot
Dubai - New Year 2014 fireworks
Dubai 2013 Airshow  Day 4
Dubai 2013 Airshow  Opening Day

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New for 2015 - Paddington's travels

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How Many People are in Space Right Now?

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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