Tag Archives: Travel

Down the rabbit hole in Kansai

So here’s how it goes. Someone inconveniently dies on your airplane just as it is about to take off. You experience an odd mix of feelings. On the one hand, you sympathize with the family and feel bad for their … Continue reading

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Further adventures in the glamorous life of an international PR consultant

Imagethief is headed to Hawaii this week to speak on a panel called “NewsMorphosis 2.0“, about how technology is affecting the news business. There are three panels, each one of which has two local media luminaries and a “thought leader”. … Continue reading

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Diving with the whale shark at Dalian’s Tiger Beach

Dive nerds: This weekend I went with Steven Schwankert of Sinoscuba to dive in the whaleshark tank at Dalian’s Tiger Beach Marine Park. Here’s a little video of the weekend’s fun. It was shot on an iPhone (I didn’t really … Continue reading

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Imagethief and the top-secret dam of Panjiakou: A Great Wall diving adventure

Regular readers will recall that Imagethief recently accompanied Steven Schwankert of Sinoscuba to dive a section of the Great Wall that lies underwater in a reservoir at Panjiakou, near Tangshan. A prior blog post about that trip is here. We … Continue reading

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Further adventures in glamorous international travel

Having arrived in Macau, the romance continues. First was immigration, where the lines crawled as officers stamped arriving passengers in with the indifferent sloth that seemed circa Vietnam, 1996. My immigration officer painstakingly inspected every stamp in my generously stamped … Continue reading

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Imagethief and the man-eating otter of Changbaishan

I’ve posted to YouTube a video of the trip I took to Changhbaishan last summer with Mrs. Imagethief and my father. It took me the better part of a year to get around to editing it, but here it is. … Continue reading

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Imagethief and the hell of yurts – video companion

Note: This video was originally presented as the companion to a long, written travelogue that is no longer posted. I reposted the video when I restored my archives because it’s much more fun than the long-winded written version. -WM It’s … Continue reading

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A week in the life of a China flack

Imagethief has recently had several e-mails from young foreigners in China who are interested in embarking upon a career in PR here. Why these students should choose such a career as opposed to, say, enlisting in the Navy as a … Continue reading

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Coffee, tea or bleeding ears

With the exception of the Americans, who are in a league of their own for depersonalized airborne misery, the Chinese have done more than any other civilization to make flying as much like riding a bus as possible. Today’s flight, … Continue reading

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Imagethief and the spectral tiger: A Dongbei travelogue

It was the same conversation I’ve had a hundred times in China. “Where do you come from? How did you learn to speak Chinese? Do you like China?” But it was the first time I’d had it buck naked in … Continue reading

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