Asia Time Patrol. Penang

“Scotty, do you think you could fly us “in time” for my uncle’s wedding?” “Which uncle, Captain?” “Great-uncle René Onraet. One of my grandmother’s little brothers.” “The one who was Inspector general of police in Singapore in the thirties? When and where was the wedding, Sir?” “According to family history, he married Muriel Burghore in…

Time patrol Asia. # 2

“Scotty, this is taking wayyy much longer than I thought. Any suggestions?” “Take a deep breath, Captain. We brought back tons of material. Priceless. Not to mention the beer. The shiplike building above, by the Gardens of the bay, in Singapore, is quite unique, is it not?” “Yes, yes… It is. But… there are so…

Time patrol Asia

Guang-xho (Canton) Airport. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” Campaign to stop the buying of ivory and – hopefully – end elephant poaching. First time we set foot in Mainland China. Impressed. Close to 40,000 kilometers round trip, more than 60 hours flight. Four or five countries plus stop-overs, this trip to Asia…

Pot-pourri half a hundred

Another voyage in Space and time. “Half a hundred, Captain? Come on!” “I know, Scotty, I know. Easy copy. Couldn’t resist. Beam us down Scotty please.” “Here lives a dentist”. Tlalpan, Mexico, 2016. Around the corner. Haven’t tried the dentist. Don’t know why. Nairobi, Kenya. c. 1970. Minette, our Kenya born tabby cat. UNAM, National…