Saturday 25 November 2017 Having arrived late last night from Shanghai we had a late start to the day. Around noon we jumped on the easy to use MRT and headed to Longshan Temple on the west side of Taipei City.  Founded in 1738 by Han immigrants from Fujian, it is quite an interesting place to […]

The Streets of Shanghai

Monday 20 November 2017 One of Sylvia’s team was leaving today so I volunteered to go out and get a nice letter opening knife as a gift. I started the search at the local plaza, which, with seven floors of expensive shopping, drew a blank. I wandered the local streets near the Jing’an Temple and […]

A second long shot in Texas

Monday 30 October 2017 In May last year I had the privilege of spending a week with Todd doing some long-range shooting on a ranch near Canadian in Texas. See: A long shot in Texas. Since then Todd and his wife Shannon, along with her father, visited Queenstown in New Zealand and I had the opportunity to […]

A pleasant few days in and around London

Monday 2 October 2017 Arriving at Heathrow after an overnight flight from Singapore we caught the Heathrow Express to Paddington. For £52  return, moving at up to 160kph, we were at Paddington station quite quickly. We checked into the quite new Novotel – their bottom priced rooms are called Superior Suites and compared with many other […]

A brief look at South Korea

Monday 25 September 2017 Landing at Incheon International Airport we were met by a driver to take us the 60-plus kms into Seoul. Well over an hour later we arrived at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel, where we showered and changed before Sylvia and her team headed off to a meeting. I took a wander down […]

A weekend in Suzhou

Saturday 26 August 2017: Sylvia I had been in Shanghai for the week for work and needed to be there again next week. David, the Chinese GM, had kindly organised for me to spend a weekend in Suzhou in between as we would spend Monday there. After a very busy week where I had been […]