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Second to Naan: Shock As Richard “Bran”son’s New Asian Airline Takes to the Pies – Sorry, Skies.

Second to Naan: Shock As Richard “Bran”son’s New Asian Airline Takes to the Pies – Sorry, Skies.

2 days ago
Above Photo: Branson’s New Plane ‘rolls’ off the production line. Famous entrepreneur and airline owner, Richard Branson, today unveiled his prototype for a new Asian airline, which features planes made entirely out of bread products. Powered by Rolls Royce engines and made in Bakersfield. After test-piloting the prototype and making a pancake landing, a pastry-faced Branson said “This plane is ... Read More
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Spotted: Something Fishy in Laos.

Spotted: Something Fishy in Laos.

3 weeks ago
Above Photo: Mud Fishing in the rice fields of Savannahket Province, Laos. I was intrigued to come across this unusual scene in Savannakhet recently, as I traversed Laos on a BACK-related research trip. Muddy Hell…A fish goes into the bucket. The locals were pumping water out of a muddy drainage channel into a field, so they could catch small fish ... Read More
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Khmer Rouge Murder Of Three Western Backpackers in Cambodia Still Casts A Dark Shadow.

Khmer Rouge Murder Of Three Western Backpackers in Cambodia Still Casts A Dark Shadow.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: A Staged Khmer Rouge Execution. In my novel BACK, a Khmer Rouge gang capture a modern-day group of American and British backpackers in the tri-border jungle of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, holding them captive and torturing them. Unfortunately, this happened in real life, far closer to the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. In July 1994, three backpackers, Australian David ... Read More
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John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

2 years ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
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Backpacker Dangers in Laos – Unexploded Ordnance from the Vietnam War.

Backpacker Dangers in Laos – Unexploded Ordnance from the Vietnam War.

2 weeks ago
UXO Lao dispose of more deadly weaponry – unexploded 500lb, 750lb and 2,000lb Vietnam War airplane bombs. My novel BACK follows a group of British and American backpackers who trek beneath the dark, triple canopy of the Laotian jungle to visit the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of a relic left over from the Vietnam War. A still-live cluster bomb on the ... Read More
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