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January 2016

Aunt Bethany and Calvin at National Zoological Gardens, Delhi
Zoo World-readable
2016-01-01 11:43:13
In which the intrepid narrator begins to explore Delhi
Series: India 2015
Outer walls and moat of the Red Fort
Reprising Delhi World-readable
2016-01-03 19:56:53
In which the intrepid narrator explores Delhi
Series: India 2015
Taj Mahal
Agra Reprise World-readable
2016-01-05 11:12:48
In which the intrepid narrator revisits Agra and the Taj Mahal
Series: India 2015
Platform 4 at Agra Cantt railway station
Indian Railways World-readable
2016-01-07 09:52:32
In which the intrepid narrator takes a delayed train from Agra to Jaipur
Series: India 2015
Amber Fort
Christmas in Jaipur World-readable
2016-01-10 13:43:01
In which the intrepid narrator celebrates Christmas by visiting Amber Fort in Jaipur
Series: India 2015
Dad and Willy in the courtyard at the Rajasthan Palace Hotel
Jantar Mantar World-readable
2016-01-12 09:15:03
In which the intrepid narrator explores Jantar Mantar in Jaipur
Series: India 2015
Rhesus macaque monkey family at Galta-ji
Back to BOM World-readable
2016-01-12 13:15:03
In which the intrepid narrator visits a temple infested with monkeys and flies to Goa
Series: India 2015
Main tower and perimeter wall at Fort Aguada
Laterite World-readable
2016-01-23 10:44:21
28 December 2015: In which the intrepid narrator visits an old Portuguese fort and the adjacent beach in Goa
Series: India 2015
Fish market in Goa
Old Goa World-readable
2016-01-23 14:48:09
29 December 2015: In which the intrepid narrator visits churches, ruined and otherwise, in Old Goa
Series: India 2015
Taj President in Mumbai
Exploring Mumbai World-readable
2016-01-26 13:56:28
31 December 2015: In which the intrepid narrator finds a better hotel and visits Mumbai's iconic sites
Series: India 2015
Path through the jungle at the Tropical Spice Plantation
Out of Goa World-readable
2016-01-26 14:06:25
30 December 2015: In which the intrepid narrator leaves Goa, visits a spice plantation, and heads back to BOM (again)
Series: India 2015
Mumbai from the Taj President
Downtime World-readable
2016-01-26 18:17:27
1 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator celebrates New Year's Day in Mumbai by staying in his hotel room
Series: India 2015
Seagulls stalk the ferry Al-Nawaz in Mumbai harbour
Elephanta Island World-readable
2016-01-28 18:59:43
2 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator visits the UNESCO World Heritage site at Elephanta Island in Mumbai harbour
Series: India 2015
Jaeger photographs Calvin in the kaleidoscope room at the Nehru Science Centre
Science Centre World-readable
2016-01-30 20:41:33
3 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator spends one final day in Mumbai and begins to make his way home
Series: India 2015
Pre-dawn light somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean
Thank You India! World-readable
2016-01-30 22:21:13
4 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator makes his way home from his third trip to India
Series: India 2015

February 2016

Calvin and Jaeger at the Taj Mahal
IX3 Recap World-readable
2016-02-03 11:08:00
In which the intrepid narrator recaps his third expedition to India
Series: India 2015
2016-02-04 18:40:33
In which the intrepid narrator spends a week in Colorado between big international trips
Tags: skiing
United 787-8 at DIA gate B32
CX1 World-readable
2016-02-07 19:40:03
12-13 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator departs North America to visit the People's Republic of China
Series: China 2016
Peacock Room at the Astor House Hotel
The Bund World-readable
2016-02-11 19:11:00
14 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator explores Shanghai, starting with The Bund
Series: China 2016
Jaeger and Mike in Qibao
Qibao World-readable
2016-02-19 16:04:00
15 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator acquires a local guide to explore the historic village of Qibao
Series: China 2016
Atrium inside the Post Museum
Hagiography Today World-readable
2016-02-21 18:48:48
16 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator comes face-to-face with fawning hagiographies all over Shanghai
Series: China 2016
Shanghai Museum
Pudong World-readable
2016-02-22 19:21:01
17 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator wraps up his time in Shanghai with a visit to the Shanghai Museum and the observation deck of one of the tallest buildings in Pudong
Series: China 2016
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
The east is cold World-readable
2016-02-25 20:35:53
18 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator catches a high-speed train from Shanghai to a frigid Beijing
Series: China 2016

March 2016

Dramatic Communist sculpture in Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen World-readable
2016-03-01 20:46:48
19 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator visits Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in the bitter cold
Series: China 2016
Gate in front of the Imperial Vault of Heaven
Temple of Heaven World-readable
2016-03-06 19:26:06
20 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator sees another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Beijing
Series: China 2016
Jaeger with Mao's mausoleum
Great Wall World-readable
2016-03-12 12:12:23
21 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator visits one of the modern wonders of the world, the Great Wall of China
Series: China 2016
Couplings for Chinese high-speed trains
2016-03-12 16:44:43
22 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator spends his last day in Beijing trying huddling indoors
Series: China 2016
Hotel room in Beijing
Nanjing World-readable
2016-03-20 10:28:42
23 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator departs a frigid Beijing for an only-slightly-less-frigid Nanjing
Series: China 2016
View of Nanjing from hotel window
Exploring Nanjing World-readable
2016-03-26 21:49:30
24 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator explores the city of Nanjing
Series: China 2016

April 2016

Main gate at Sun Yat-Sen's Mausoleum
Zijin Mountain World-readable
2016-04-03 12:58:12
25 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator visits Sun Yat-sen's mausoleum and other scenic sites on Zijin Mountain, on his last full day in China
Series: China 2016
Hotel room in Nanjing
Meiguo World-readable
2016-04-03 17:21:07
26 January 2016: In which the intrepid narrator sees a bridge and flies home after two weeks of playing tourist in the People's Republic of China
Series: China 2016
Twin Peaks and downtown San Francisco
2016-04-15 17:45:28
In which the intrepid narrator sees some of the sights in his new city
Jaeger and Pudong, Shanghai
CX1 Recap World-readable
2016-04-16 22:26:33
In which the intrepid narrator recaps his first major expedition to China
Series: China 2016
Snowy view from Keystone's base area
2016-04-30 17:42:48
In which the intrepid narrator packs up and moves back to California

May 2016

At the top of Saddleback Express lift, Park City
Park City Interlude World-readable
2016-05-01 14:01:23
In which the intrepid narrator spends two days skiing at Park City on his way to San Francisco
Tags: skiing
I-80 somewhere in western Utah
2016-05-01 20:21:32
5 February 2016: In which the intrepid narrator crosses the Great Basin and arrives in San Francisco to start his new job
Tags: moving
Temporary apartment living room
2016-05-05 18:20:46
6 February 2016: In which the intrepid narrator settles into San Francisco and finds a house he wants to rent
SSL World-readable
2016-05-07 11:46:48
In which the intrepid narrator finally enables ssl on his website
Tags: meta
Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline
Unbuilding World-readable
2016-05-22 17:59:50
In which the intrepid narrator bikes along the New Bay Bridge and watches a major unbuilding project
flatirons in the snow
2016-05-28 21:26:44
In which the intrepid narrator remembers his time in Boulder and remembers everything he's going to miss
Tags: boulder

June 2016

Nike missile site SF-88
Marin Headlands World-readable
2016-06-05 20:50:19
In which the intrepid narrator visits a historical relic of the Cold War in Marin County

July 2016

Bay Bridge in fog
2016-07-09 15:34:00
In which the intrepid narrator lives in San Francisco for four months, mostly on his own

August 2016

Unscheduled migration World-readable
2016-08-10 21:02:07
In which the intrepid narrator begins the laborious process of rebuilding his server during an unscheduled migration
Tags: meta
Trail Ridge Road through a rear-view mirror
2016-08-21 09:03:21
In which the intrepid narrator moves away from Boulder after 25 years

September 2016

Coast trail, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Hill 88 World-readable
2016-09-04 16:08:44
In which the intrepid narrator hikes to SF-88C in the Marin Headlands

October 2016

Eva Air 777 at SFO
Transatlantic World-readable
2016-10-24 08:06:36
In which the intrepid narrator flies to London to visit the other half of his team
Series: London 2016
HMS Victory
2016-10-24 12:36:01
In which the intrepid narrator visits HMS VICTORY and some other ships that may also have historical significance
Series: London 2016
Old brick building with a modern fire escape at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards
London Calling World-readable
2016-10-30 14:20:39
In which the intrepid narrator visits the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and makes his way back to London
Series: London 2016

November 2016

Roundels at the London Transport Museum shop
2016-11-20 14:40:17
22nd October 2016: In which the intrepid narrator visits London after spending a week at his employer's office
Series: London 2016

December 2016

Elizabeth Tower (aka
2016-12-09 08:46:36
Sunday 23rd October: In which the intrepid narrator spends one more day playing tourist in London
Series: London 2016
Roundel at Pimlico Underground Station
Arctic World-readable
2016-12-09 10:36:15
Monday 24th October: In which the intrepid narrator returns home after a week and change in the UK
Series: London 2016
"Yes, this unit of Infantry has a Priest with them. He can pray to his
pagan gods and heal the Infantry. These units over here have
Magicians. They summon these big fireballs..."

And then you'll have to explain the Ceyah.
- Zan Lynx, on explaining Kohan: Ahriman's Gift, 19 August 2003