Monthly Archives: August 2010

Casino Royale: James Bond Filming Locations In Como

Daniel Craig’s first outing as 007 in ‘Casino Royale‘ (2006) re-booted the James Bond franchise and gave it the kick up the ar*e that it needed. It is in fact one of the best Bond films and the ending to … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt IV: Como (Italy)

When I planned this whole Euro trip I had never for a moment thought that rain may scupper my plans but as I took the train from Lucerne to Como there were a few rainfalls. Thankfully it had cleared up … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt III: Home Of FIFA

On the morning I left Zurich for Liechtenstein I went to the home of FIFA which I hadn’t expected to as I thought it was further out of the city. The home of the world’s governing body of football is located near … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt II: Vaduz (Liechtenstein)

I went to Liechtenstein and all I got was a lousy passport stamp! Of course there’s a lot more to this tiny country than that and Vaduz (where I went) isn’t the be-all and end-all but most people seemingly go there just … Continue reading

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Euro Trip 2010 Pt I: Zurich and Lucerne (Switzerland)

I hadn’t stayed in a YHA since my early days of backpacking in 2001 but on my arrival in Zurich I eventually managed to find my way to my pre-booked accommodation.  No such thing as a cheap place to stay in … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: The Karate Kid (2010)

I recently saw the 2010 re-make of the Karate Kid and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Admittedly I had low expectations as the original is one of my all-time favourite films and didn’t want to see the … Continue reading

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A Spiritual And Physical Challenge

A few years ago I saw the second season of Jack Osbourne’s Adrenaline Junkie series on youtube. It featured many daredevil stunts of which I have done a few (bungy jumping, jungle trekking, marathon running, rock-climbing, kayaking, thai-boxing, kushti wrestling, skydiving etc) … Continue reading

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Star Wars Shop In Tokyo!

A couple of months ago I found out about a Star Wars shop in Koenji which is a station lying nine minutes west of Shinjuku. Despite living in Tokyo for many, many years I didn’t know about this place and … Continue reading

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A Banana Vending Machine In Tokyo! You Better Believe It!

There’s no doubt that Japan is the land of vending machines. Among a population of 120 million it is said that there is one vending machine for every 20 or so people which equals erm……a lot of machines! The majority of … Continue reading

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Malaysia 2010: Penang Pt II – Temples

After taking in Khoo Kongsi temple (see Penang Pt II for details) I returned to the hotel to get my girlfriend and we headed out to the bus station again. Thankfully no sandals were snapped this time! Again we stopped … Continue reading

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