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‘No More Secrets’, May 26

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Peter Nelson’s travels – Australian photos

by Peter Nelson As winter has descended on us, it might be nice to think about a warmer clime.

Peter Nelson’s travels – The end at Land’s End

by Peter Nelson “Hanging on for dear life” is a phrase you hear a lot, but it never applied to me until now. I had eight fingers supporting my entire...

Peter Nelson’s travels: Land’s End Cornwall England

by Peter Nelson Ok, all systems go. Time for the big climb, the whole shebang. Starting from just above the ocean, where there’s a large...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Cornwall, England

by Peter Nelson Hitchhiking can be very dangerous! But, no, not in the way you might think it’s dangerous. It’s not that the drivers who...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Japan

by Peter Nelson All in all, Japan is one amazing country.  I was there 3 times, over the period from 1966 to 1975.  It’s a...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Northern Japan

by Peter Nelson   I’d have to say that we found Japan to be the most civilized country.  Why?  They sell peanut butter!  Hallelujah!  Finally!  We...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Communal bathing in Japan

by Peter Nelson Along with many other new customs to learn in Japan, the way they bathe in the exotic Orient is very different from...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Japan – How to defeat evil spirits

by Peter Nelson Evil spirits are very powerful.  And they’re crafty devils too.  Everybody knows that.  But what you probably didn’t know is that, when...

Peter Nelson’s travels – The silent beauty of Japan

by Peter Nelson How polite are the Japanese? I’m glad you asked. One time when we were hitching, we had people who were travelling in...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Taiwan

by Peter Nelson Do not — repeat — do NOT go to Taiwan without allowing yourself at least two days to spend in the National...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Macau

by Peter Nelson If you can visit only one remote, crumbling, ex-colonial Portuguese outpost in your life, make it Macau.  When we were there, Macau...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Farewell to Hong Kong

by Peter Nelson Hong Kong was one of the most appealing places I’ve ever visited. Had the exotic flavour of the mysterious Orient, the murky...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Mahjong in Hong Kong

by Peter Nelson The streets of Hong Kong city are corporate-busy — banks, businesses, high-class hotels. The streets of Kowloon are people-busy — markets, bars,...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Life in Kowloon

by Peter Nelson After a brief look around for a place to stay in Hong Kong, we settled into Kowloon’s Chungking Mansions, a high-rise building...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Exploring the New Territories

by Peter Nelson The New Territories are a peninsula at the tip of southern China. They were leased to the British in 1898, along with...

Peter Nelson’s travels – The second most romantic city in the world

by Peter Nelson Well, if you’ve been reading all these travel stories (Congratulations, if you have! And we’re nearly at the end of the...

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