AAAA

You might know that AA stands for the Automobile Association of Great Britain, the UK’s largest motoring organisation. And then there’s AAA, of course, the American Automobile Association, a federation of motor clubs throughout North America. But AAAA? I admit that, until very recently, I also hadn’t the faintest idea that this could possibly beContinue reading “AAAA”

Bonjour, Nouvelle-Calédonie!

No, don’t worry, I will not continue writing in French… I don’t have much to write yet anyway, having arrived less than 24 hours ago at Tontouta airport. All I can say is that things have been going smoothly so far. And I am looking forward to a first rendezvous this afternoon: the local ornithologistsContinue reading “Bonjour, Nouvelle-Calédonie!”

Display man

Although I am pretty much a rookie in the world of blogging (with one week‘s experience, to be exact), I think one basic rule is obvious: Never post the same picture twice! But rules are there to be broken. You remember how last Sunday evening the lovely receptionist at Mei Ho House ordered that taxiContinue reading “Display man”

What on earth does ‘ho-ho-ho-ho’ mean in Cantonese…?

Or: my dramatic departure. Picture the following scene: I am standing at the reception in Mei Ho House hostel in Hong Kong, having just checked out of my room and returned the key card. The wonderful young receptionist has urged me to leave early for the airport. Not because she wants to get rid ofContinue reading “What on earth does ‘ho-ho-ho-ho’ mean in Cantonese…?”