None of the guys I went to China with have seen it apparently.
Kal is the Economist’s cartoonist. Generally I don’t find his stuff that funny, but I liked this one.
Me in the Forbidden City Me and Ormy with chopsticks Shane and my soon-to-be-removed hair Shane, Aussie Shane (in background), myself and Eoin, in the Forbidden City Self-taken picture of Anthony Shane looking cool On the Great Wall Pictures courtesy of Anthony.
Do not want! Anthony has some pictures, with more to come hopefully.
You can see him from Hong Kong.
Seems like Theirry Henry is Barca-bound, and there’s even talk of Wenger leaving for Real Madrid. Henry would be a heavy loss, but Wenger going would signal the end of Arsenal as the most beautiful team to watch in world football. In other news, we’re off to Hong Kong this evening. Anybody know of anywhere [...]
I woke up in the bathtub of my hotel room this morning with litlle recollection of how I got there. I remember drawing the bath, the rest is all a little Alberto Gonzales. Apparently I was singing a lot and falling around the streets, but in a merry, non-offensive way. Shane and Huan, our tour [...]
Where have all my readers gone? I know I said that I might not be blogging again until the end of July, but clearly that isn’t the case. I thought this Chinese oddessy was going to be a boon for this blog, not an obstacle. Bah. Also, where the hell’s my spell-checker? Useless Internet Explorer…
I was meant to meet some friends of my dad’s the other night in Shanghai, but didn’t after a series of mishaps conspired against me. I left an acrobatic performance in Shanghai Stadium early at about 9, intending to get a Taxi and meet the people for 9:30. However, I couldn’t manage to hail a [...]
We arrived in Shanghai this moring on an overnight train from Xi’an that lasted about 17 hours. We’re going to see the mighty Giant Panda tomorrow morning in Shanghai zoo. Generally I avoid zoos, but I really want to see Pandas, who deserve capitialisation because they’re so damn awesome. It’s overcast and lashing rain here, [...]
I’m kind of losing track of the time. We arrived a whole day after we left, so it’s hard to know where to begin counting, and overnight trains mess up your sense of time. It’s only 11:55 am now and Anthony has been asleep for about two hours. We walked the Great Wall two days [...]
The time here is seven hours ahead of Irish time, and it’s nearly 4pm here, so good morning. I’ve seen more of Beijing today, it seems we (Eoin, Anthony & Shane) were in the outskirts of the capital yesterday. We wandered around Tienemen Square for a bit. It’s enormous, and flanked by state monuments on [...]
Almost missed the flight from Heathrow; we were waiting at the wrong terminal. Beijing is huge and confusing; all big roads and empty shopping malls. Moar will be posted when something actually happens. Oh yeah, it’s really hot here too. And Gmail doesn’t work. Boo-hiss.
I’m leaving for China tomorrow morning and I won’t be back until near the end of June. I’ll try to put up a few posts here while I’m away, but I’m not sure if I can access the blog over there. Even if I do manage to post something, it’s hardly going to be the [...]
Alexis de Tocqueville once said that “All free peoples appear glorious to themselves; but national pride does not manifest itself among all in the same manner.” Although this is a long way short of being directly relevant to me, as an unabashed admirer of America I think there’s something I can take from it as [...]keep looking »