Category Archives: Travel Logs

#Dubai: A Modern City Where the East Meets the West

By John Kirk Dubai is a symbol of the modern world, energy hungry, multinational and dedicated to consumerism and the pursuit of luxury. Thirty years ago it barely existed, a minor port in the Arabian Gulf; one of the less significant … Continue reading

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#China’s Great Wall No Longer Stops Invaders.

By John Kirk A fat business man parked his Range Rover right across the pedestrian crossing as we approached. I pointed out the selfishness of this as we detoured around his two tons of expensive male jewellery, but he just smiled … Continue reading

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“Laughter therapy: a laugh a day will increase your life span” – A Story of Indian “WC”

In a not too distant past, in India, no public places like railway stations, bus stands, religious and tourist places had the facilities of public toilet complexes. Foreigners used to get discouraged from visiting India. A letter written by a British … Continue reading

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My First Visit to #Scotland

On New Year’s Eve, we made our way to George Square in Glasgow’s City Centre.“You’ll get free kisses from handsome young men, I’m sure,” Hongmei did not look serious, but neither was she joking. “What do you mean?” I responded … Continue reading

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