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This is a personal site that reflects my interests in news,
current affairs, aviation and travel.

email me: robert@rascott.com

2014 Thai Coup
2014 World Cup Blog
London 2012
Returning to Japan
Tales from the road
The archive
Tai's travels year 8
A personal flying history
The Dubai Page
The Bangkok Page
Our Wedding
Books and More
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Blue Rodeo
Top Ten Lists
Your Comments

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:
Lin Ping live panda tv


BBC Archive

National Media Museum
The British Library
Imperial War Museum

There are many other links on my AOB blog page.

Today (July 2014) click here for all


Thailand Junta Retains Sweeping Power Under Interim Constitution


DXB resumes full operations


On the MH17 crash site


Dutch response becomes stronger


Mr Putin and his murderous puppets


BBC's Fergal Keane at the MH17 crash site


The shooting down of Malaysian MH17


United Arab Emirates detains two Qatari citizens on spying charges


A mall too far?


95 years on from Alcock and Brown


Seventeen years on

June 2014 - Worthwhile reading from other sites:

Malaysia Airlines Flight Attendants Devastated After Second Disaster
Sky News apologises after presenter is seen looking through MH17 luggage
A Day in Gaza: A Destroyed Hospital and 'Gut-Slamming Explosion'
Deprivation in Gaza Strip
Who’s Right and Wrong in the Middle East?
Sifting through the wreckage of MH17, searching for sense amid the horror
Russia Today “Covers” the Shooting Down of MH17
The Bearable Lightness of Being: How Germans Are Learning to Like Themselves
'Pastafarian' man Niko Alm wins right to wear colander on his head in driving license photo
Information controls during Thailand’s 2014 Coup
Imperial War Museum opens – in pictures

A Beautifully Detailed New Geologic Map of Mars
11 reasons we’ll miss True Blood after season 7
American Billionaire Made in Thailand Doubles Down on Kingdom After Coups
Would the Real ‘SuperMoon’ Please Stand Up?
David Hare on Jimmy Savile: biography of the man who 'groomed a nation'
Why Qatar Should Be Allowed to Keep the 2022 World Cup
George Clooney attacks Daily Mail over 'irresponsible' story on his fiancée
Isis leader preaches holy war: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi puts persecution of Shias at heart of his ideology ahead of push on Baghdad

Teflon Thailand’s Capital Opens Latest Comeback Chapter
The tragedy of the Arabs
The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders
In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are
China’s ‘New’ Language of Diplomacy
Strauss 'mortified' at Pietersen slur
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Takes a Bite Out of Italy’s Alitalia
Blair embodies corruption and war. He must be sacked
Migrant worker class

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Other recent content on this web site:

Returning to Japan

AOB - May and June 2014
News Archive - 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+)
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 Airshow  Day 4
Dubai 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