Thursday, 6 January 2005

Safe and sound in Dongguan, China

My sympathy to everyone who has been affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and my thanks to all those who have sent concern for my well-being.

I’m on vacation largely off the Internet, but was safely on the other side of the Malay Peninsula, in the Philippines. I was actually kayaking over the reef in less than half a meter of water at the precise time of the earthquake, and staying in a beachfront bungalow less than a meter above high tide level, but the the tsunami was imperceptible on this side of the Malay Peninsula (except perhaps with sophisticated instruments) even on the coast or in shallow water.

I’ll have more on the lessons for travellers of the earthquake and tsunami, and updates on The Amazing Race, when I return home next week.

Link | Posted by Edward on Thursday, 6 January 2005, 07:04 ( 7:04 AM)

Glad to hear you managed to surf over the tsunami and by now are back home in your Mission abide and doing your time at the travel agency. I'd like to see some of your photos, so please join Flickr and then join the group I admin, Philippines Images, and post some of the great shots of Bohol, Panglao, Chocolate Hills, tasirs, etc. And do see my site for the latest news and photos from the tsunami disaster:


Posted by: Carl Parkes, 11 January 2005, 16:05 ( 4:05 PM)

Hey! Are you still in the Philippines? :) I live there! Looks like you're having a great vacation cause you haven't updated yet. Go to Boracay!!!

Posted by: char, 18 January 2005, 07:32 ( 7:32 AM)
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