Saturday, April 27, 2019


I have visited China almost every year since 1990 and have become quite adept at negotiating the bureaucracy and red tape required to get in and travel around. The rules and regulations seem to change every few years depending on the political climate and on other factors such as reciprocal country-to-country deals.
As the holder of an Australian passport I have found it quite easy to get a multiple entry in previous years, simply by submitting an itinerary to the Chinese consulate in Sydney. However in Xi Jinping era the regulations have been tightened up, for no obvious reason.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019


My Brompton folding bike is one of the best additions I’ve added to my sailing life. I’ve done long distance bike tours all over the place on these wonderful little bikes but that’s not what they were made for. Small, super compact and really fun to ride. They make getting to the local farmers market easy as a snap, the front T-bag can carry a weeks worth of grocery’s back to the boat and open the road of exploration from any anchorage.


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