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Have science, will travel

Even though I’ve not been very good at updating easternblot, I’ve been diligently writing science travel entries for The Finch and Pea. I hope you’re reading those, because I just wrote an amazing one to go live tomorrow. (Spoiler alert: it’s set in Eungella National Park.) Here’s a list of…

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My glaucoma medication

While sorting through some things this weekend, I found a little bag with five white pills in it. It’s glaucoma medicine, and it’s prescribed to me. I don’t have glaucoma, but I did visit the Himalayas in 2011. Rapid ascent to high altitudes can cause altitude sickness, with nausea, headaches,…

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Japan photos

I finally uploaded photos for the entire trip to Flickr. A few were already there, but now there are more and they all have descriptions. And don’t forget there’s also a video on YouTube: Some of my favourite photos:

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Japan video diary

Had to use my phone to record the narration, because my precious audio recorder is broken… I’m going to send it for repair as soon as I have time to go to the post office, but that might not be until Friday the 13th. Hm, hope that doesn’t mean the…

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Milky

This is a bag of Milky candy. I bought it at the Korean/Japanese store around the corner. Earlier this month, I bought a bag of Milky at a train station on my first day in Tokyo. I had never seen it before then, and only bought it because the packaging…

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Tokyo photos

Just some photos from last week. I’m still in Japan, but this week I’m working, so there are fewer photographic moments. Unless, I guess, you really want to see photos of the backs of people’s heads as they listen to a conference talk.

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Five interesting places – and a defence of pop culture

I’ve joined AirBnB to offer up the guest room as sleeping space, and in my profile there I listed the five most interesting things I’ve seen while travelling in the past few years. Here they are, with pictures, in no particular order: The School of the Air in Alice Springs…

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Instagrams from Chicago trip

Because I really liked some of these: (Too bad this one’s so small, but I have the original photo, too.)

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Badges

As I mentioned, I’m learning to code with Codeyear. With every completed lesson or assignment, you get a badge on your profile page, and wow, that is addictive… I wanted to get more badges, and considered signing up for Foursquare, where you get a badge for checking in to physical…

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Summer plans

A few trips planned for this Spring/Summer. Mostly for work, but tagging on a few days of vacation to a business trip to Japan. [instagram url=’http://instagr.am/p/HJ4ez7DWbr/’ size=’medium’] After flipping through the guide book I already want to do and see more than will fit in my few days off.