Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Nomadic Life Indeed

What can be more nomadic than the nomadic country itself .. Mongolia.

I was browsing through a few of my travel pics and here I have dredged up a couple of my favourite from the big M.

A yak herder

Actually in Russia, just over the border .. tracks off into the steppe

The pic in the header is from Mongolia as well. We stayed in the big ger (behind the smaller one) on the right.


One thing I have just leant is that you need to turn on Unicode with Safari on Mac OS X, otherwise it looks like jibberish.

Testing Out Cyrillic

I have just discovered the Cyrillic alphabet on my iBook, so I am testing out how well it works when you publish using it. Here goes.

Джереми Данлоп = My name
Москва = Moscow
Иркутск = Irkutsk
Улан-Батор = Ulaan Baator

Let's see if they work correctly.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Aspiring Me

I found this great travel journal blog today after a bit slack off from work. As you will see if you have a look, this guy is epitomising the true nomad lifestyle. Heading off cross country through central asia - the bastard.

I also love some of his descriptive write ups. How about this for a line when talking about the food in Georgia...
This is what food was like before Hepatitis and Heart Disease.
Oh his pics are absolutely bloody fantastic as well. It will inspire me to add some here and write some of my journeys around the globe. Stay tuned.

Monday, October 11, 2004

We Love Your Apathy

I had my iPod on random yesterday and Skunk Anansie's "All I Want" albumn came on. Then their song "We Love Your Apathy" played. I couldn't help but think that the lyrics were pretty apt for the mind-set of the Australian voters.

the sweeter the taste I love it
eaten your gutted spine
all of your thoughts I have them
spitting them out, sublime
(cos) I am the god of power
political to the core
governments roll their heads out
the beast always wants some more
I love it
he loves it
we love your apathy
we crush your
lame spirit
we love your apathy
I have the information
(that) keeps you from knowing me
I abuse you as you watch me
and you always vote me in
the poorer you are the better
that gives me more control
c'os I am the brute that hates you
(and I'm) loving it to the bone
why don't you wait till you bleed
why don't you wait for the clause
and I'll, and I'll, and I'll, and I'll
and I will watch you
I'll wait for you
I'll wait, I'll wait for you
Repeat chorus

Saturday, October 09, 2004

Election night blues

Ah shit. It's Saturday night at 11pm and I have just logged on to see who has won the Aus federal election only to find out that f*#@^*# Johnny Howard has managed to con the ignorant-head-in-the-sand voters that seems to be living in my country now.

What is wrong with you people? Why can't you see what a devisive bastard he truly is? It just makes me really angry that no matter what he has done and lied about later that people actually still want him there.

Another 3 years of him (or Costello) to go. Ah shit! Not a great way to start off my rant and rave blog ... but then again, you have take the good with the bad.