Notes from Low Orbit

As we made our low orbit over the planet we recorded our thoughts and experiences here on the notes page. These can be anything from recommendations and criticisms to editorials and general anecdotes. Stories are in order of the countries we visited.


China
Oct 3, 2001 Night Train Romance
Oct 4, 2001 A stroll through Xi'an
Oct 7, 2001 The Chinese and their trains
Oct 8, 2001 Culture Shock
Oct 9, 2001 Conversation with Leo Wang from Luoyang
Oct 10, 2001 Tasteless Tales No.1
Oct 16, 2001 See beautiful Wushan before it's too late!
Oct 20, 2001 The Romance Ends
Oct 22, 2001 Conversation with Susan Zhang from Lijiang
Oct 30, 2001 Chinese Medicine
Oct 31, 2001 Gwailo in Guizhou
Nov 1, 2001 Conversation with Mr. Yang Smith from Yangshuo
Nov 3, 2001 The China Syndrome Strikes Again
Nov 6, 2001 Tasteless Tales No.2
Nov 10, 2001 Qingping Market - Guangzhou
     

Vietnam
Nov 21, 2001 Hanoi, Vietnam
Nov 24, 2001 Playing taxi in the Highlands
Nov 25, 2001 A night on the town
Nov 28, 2001 Conversation with Nguyen Dang Ha from Halong Bay
Dec 08, 2001 Vietnamese Water Torture
Dec 12, 2001 Two for the price of one
Dec 13, 2001 A Scorpion is just a bug after all
Dec 15, 2001 Parasites deserve our respect
Dec 18, 2001 Paradise for a song
Dec 19, 2001 A cracking good time
     

Cambodia
Dec 23, 2001

Paying off the police part II

Dec 25, 2001 Christmas in Cambodia by Nigel
Dec 25, 2001 Christmas in Cambodia by Julie
Dec 27, 2001 A mishap in Kep
Dec 28, 2001 The ghosts of south-central Cambodia
Dec 30, 2001 Herb's Bistro
Jan 08, 2002 Conversation with Phou Soun, a Buddhist monk at Angkor Wat
     

Thailand
Jan 15, 2002 Khao Sahn Road - Take 1
Mar 16, 2002 Khao Sahn Road - Take 2
Mar 20, 2002 Where are you from? (written for our local newspaper)
   

Laos
Feb 18, 2002 A view from the corner noodle shop
Feb 21, 2002 Conversation with Khamphanh from Luang Phrabang
Feb 23, 2002 Laos: Where not much happens
Feb 24, 2002 Election day coma
Feb 27, 2002 Food for thought
   

Myanmar

Feb 08, 2002 Speed and Spittle
Feb 10, 2002 Conversation with Myo Kyaw from Yangon
   

Malaysia
March 27, 2002 In Search of the Common Man
April 2, 2002 Conversation with Sister Winnie from Tanah Rata
April 15, 2002 Conversation with Two Brothers from Melaka
     

Singapore

April 27, 2002 A Lesson Learned

Egypt
April 28, 2002 The First Two Hours in Cairo
April 29, 2002 Conversation with Mohamed in Cairo

May 15, 2002

Planet Siwa
May 10, 2002 Conversation with Mohamed in Alexandria
   

England

Sept 15, 2002

Going to Extremes in an Temperate Land

USA
Sept 29, 2002 Trying to describe the indescribable
   

 

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