February 2011 Archives

Shanghai, China

On the Mag-Lev to Shanghai airport; the world's fastest train. The trip lasts just over 7 minutes. It takes 5 minutes to reach top speed, then pretty much immediately starts to break. I'm gonna go out on a limb and … Continue reading

Beijing, China

Unwittingly stumbled into Beijing on the last night of the Chinese New Year celebrations. Once the sun goes down, this happens on every third street corner:   There are no barriers or safety precautions of any kind. Cars weave around … Continue reading

Pyongyang, North Korea

Taking in the big show at the Children's Palace in Pyongyang; a dazzling spectacle of kids on parade below projected footage of Kim Jong Il looking at things. I've got to hand it to him, he is totally pulling off … Continue reading

Cairns, Australia

This is harder than it looks — unless it looks really hard, then it's exactly as hard as it looks.

Tari, Papua New Guinea

This is Luke Yaparia. He has 18 wives and 48 children. He also mentioned he's killed 6 people, so at the end of the day, he's up by 42.