Making Cranes

November 1991 A Japanese guy taught me how to make paper cranes. (Also see Confessions of a Backpacker) I was actually in New Zealand at the time. His crane was a tiny(about 1.5 cm high) and beautifully made while mine look somewhat less elegant. They are  all still stuck in my travel journal. How to […]

No Worries-Tip for Travellers to Australia

你好 (knee-how)  I hope that I just said Hello in Mandarin. 謝謝 (sounds something like shear shear)That is meant to say Thank You in Mandarin according to Google Translate. I knew Hello (nĭ hăo)  (how to say it not how to write it) and that was about all I knew but I said it a lot in China and […]