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Wandering Danny - travelogues

Oxford Blog
documenting my stay in the UK (2010-2020)
2019: Melbourne + Sydney, Tokyo, Norfolk, Poland
2018: Sydney, Delphi + Athens, Norway, Hadrian's Wall, Toulouse
2017: Bali, Naxos + Santorini, Saint Malo + Bayeux, Amsterdam
2016: Sydney, Kyoto, Corfu
2015: Paris
2014: Paris, Prague + Jelenia Gora
Naples, Venice, Berlin
Ireland, Normandy, Seoul, Thailand
East Africa: Kenya + Tanzania
Masai Mara, Nakuru, Serengeti, Ngorongoro (2011)
Switzerland
Mont Blanc, Geneva, Interlaken, Lucerne, Basel (2010)
Western Turkey
Istanbul, Bergama, Selcuk, Konya, Goreme, Ankara (2010)
Vietnam and Cambodia
the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Angkor (2009)
Hong Kong, Brittany
food, architecture, megaliths (2007)
Kaikoura to Kahurangi
New Zealand's Marlborough + Nelson (2006)
Mongolia and Beijing
from the steppes to the metropolis (2005)
North Island New Zealand
Coromandel, Tongariro, Waikato (2005)
South Iceland + Scotland/England
walks, birds, buildings (2003)
Otago, Southland, Fiordland
New Zealand travelogue (2003)
New Zealand South Island
Westland + Southern Alps (2002)
North Pakistan & Western China
Chitral, Gilgit + Kashgar (1999)
India (Maharashtra & Rajasthan)
with an Oxfam study tour (1998)
England, Catalonia, and France
London, Barcelona, Toulouse, Paris (1997)
Java + Bali and California + Arizona
volcanos and deep valleys (1994)
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travel links

the UK is much better than the US, but still lags NL, DE and DK for walking and cycling safety - StreetsBlog
the strange history of grapefruit, and its unusual drug interactions - Atlas Obscura
another outsider marvels at cycling in the Netherlands - HDCF
staying positive: lessons from Tromsø - Guardian
The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality - Building the Cycling City
protests in Inner Mongolia at restrictions on Mongolian in schools - NPR
"an approach that has emerged in the last decade that demands China's minority ethnic groups become more 'Chinese' by reducing or outright eliminating their limited cultural autonomy"
the Polish language: a cheatsheet for beginners - Culture.PL
the dangers and challenges of salmon farming - Guardian
gas fields fuel conflict in the Aegean - Guardian
widespread flooding in Karachi after heavy rain - DW

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The mascot of this site is the Wandering Albatross, Diomedea exulans.
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I hope you enjoy reading about my travels! — Danny

panorama of central Hong Kong