There is a back-handed wish associated with the Chinese: may you live in interesting times. That can be how it currently feels in global affairs these days so I started this as a means of dealing with the disquiet that the ongoing upheaval is causing. Since then, other nicer things are being added so I might overhaul things in time. It is god to release oneself from life’s stresses and strains too.
This was the old name of what is now the Travel Jottings section and I am reusing it here to capture various titbits of information that do not fit so easily here and that I do not want to lose. All in all, this varied collection will be one for future reference.