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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Obviously this blog as been laying low for a quite some time now. But as a newly-married man with an extension to the family on the way already, I've set up a new site which will have all photos, videos and general news from the entire McColl household.

I'll keep this one up for the archive of old photos, but all new updates will be at the much, much better:


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

As you might have noticed, I'm getting a bit lazy when it comes to updating this site.

I'm still putting photos up on Flickr though, so check there for the latest activity. If you have a Flickr account, make me your friend and you'll get an email whenever I add photos. Or if you're a geek, you can subscribe to the rss feed.

Eurotrip Photos

Sunday, August 13, 2006

See our route on a map!

France - Montagny
Holland - Amsterdam
Belgium - Brussels & Bruges
France - Paris
France - Strasbourg
Germany - Munich
Austria - Vienna, Halstatt and Salzburg
Slovakia - Bratislava
Hungary - Budapest

Romania - Transylvania
Bulgaria - Plovdiv
Turkey - Istanbul
Getting there - Lyon to Istanbul (via Montagny, Alba, Monterosso, Sienna, Sorrento, Amalfi, Bari, Thessaloniki & Kavala)

Where are we?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Details of our trip around Europe. Most of it is subject to change. I'll have my regular cell phone with me and we'll be checking email.

June 23Arrive in Lyon
June 24-27Italy: Parma, Modena, Bologna, Napoli, Bari
June 27, eveningFerry to Greece
June 28-29Drive through Greece
June 29, eveningArrive in Istanbul - Hen/Bachelor Parties
June 30Bosporus Cruise and dinner
July 1Omer & Elif's wedding
July 3Leave Turkey
July 3-14Drive through Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, & Germany
July 14-15Amsterdam, Falkirk game on July 15
July 16-17Belgium
July 17Ferry to Scotland
July 18Arrive in Scotland, drive up to Fort William
July 23Kenny & Gayla's Wedding
July 24-27Glasgow
July 28Ross's wedding
July 30-Aug 5Walking the West Highland Way
Aug 5-7Edinburgh
Aug 8-9Drive to London
Aug 10- 15London
Aug 15-18Drive to France
Aug 18-21Karen's chalet, Montagny La Thuile, France
Aug 21Fly home

Japan Photos

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Watch The World Cup at Mundial

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Watch the world cup in style - full details and schedule here

Snowboarding in Utah 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Watch the video!

The video is also available on Google Video


Hogmanay Photos

Sunday, January 01, 2006

The Observer's 5 Hangover Rules
  • Next day, don't call to apologise until you can speak in whole sentences
  • If they call you, claim memory loss
  • Anything that can be cured by a fry-up isn't a hangover
  • Achieve. Don't lie in bed all day. Lie in the bath and on the sofa, too
  • If you wake up feeling fine, you're still drunk

All Around The World

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

This is the part where we bore you all ...

Highlights - the best of all the photos
Scotland - Glasgow
Slovenia - Ljubliana & Celje
Italy - Venice
England - London - Karen's 40th Birthday Party
Thailand - Bangkok
Thailand - Krabi
Thailand - Chiang Mai, Bangkok Again & Chiang Rai
Laos - Mekong, Luang Prabang & Vientiene
Vietnam - Hanoi & Halong Bay
Vietnam - Hoi An & My Son
Vietnam - Hue
Vietnam - Phu Quoc
Vietnam - Saigon
Cambodia - Siem Reap & Angkor
Australia - Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road & Mornington Pensinsula
Australia - Queensland
Australia - Uluru
Australia - Sydney, The Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley
Scotland All Over The World
Graffiti of the World
Mythical Creatures of the World

Trip Miscellany

Top Places

  • Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Angkor, Cambodia
  • Great Barrier Reef, Australia


Not So Good

  • Vietnamese traffic & road "etiquette"
  • Frenzied, loud & high-pitched sales appeals outside calm temples in Angkor
  • 5am hour-long propaganda broadcasts in Hanoi
  • 7am hour-long amplified street karaoke in Bangkok
  • The giant tarantula in the bathroom at Pakbeng, Laos
  • Bird's Nest beverage in Bangkok - absolutely disgusting!
  • Ridiculously persistent flies in Australia
  • In Vietnam, the sidewalk/pavement is not intended for walking on - it's for motorbike parking, or family dining - which means walking in the fearsome traffic
  • Flying cockroaches in restaurants in Sydney
  • Water Puppet Theatre in Hanoi
  • Our camera breaking the day we visit Angkor (fortunately it made it through the day)
  • Our inability to identify the street meat we bought in Bangkok (our best guesses: mussels, pigs ear, chicken plus one other)
  • Everything closing at 8:30pm in Australia
  • Food poisoning from one of the most expensive restaurants in Bangkok
  • Durian out of season everywhere we went, so still haven't eaten the fruit fresh
  • Smell of dried squid everywhere you go in Thailand
  • Searing heat in Luang Prabang, Angkor & Queensland (great weather everywhere else)
  • Taxi driver hotel scams in Hanoi
  • Insistent motorbike "taxis" in Hoi An
  • Sleazy old Western men with teenage Thai girlfriends / wives
  • Tourist tat in Venice
  • Admitting that Malky was right about Laos
  • Flying through cyclone storms in Australia
  • Bed bugs carried onto dive boat by horrible American stereotype
  • Dive conditions in Vietnam (too cloudy to see anything, then too windy to dive)

Top Meals
Borek / street stand / Ljubljana
Bone marrow / St John / London
Khao Soi (spicy noodles), Chicken with Chilli / Sailomjoy / Chiang Rai
Total cost (including sodas): $1.59
Highlights: No electricity or refrigeration, little boy puking at table next to us
Croque monsieur & salad / Cafe Banvatsene / Luang Prabang
Fried fish (Cha Ca) / Cha Ca La Vong / Hanoi
Chateaubriand / Bibi's / Saigon
Pho bo / Pho Hoa / Saigon
Scrambled eggs & bacon / Bills / Sydney

Interesting Animals Seen In The Wild

Dolphin / Gecko / Tarantula / Spiky Echidna / Koala / Possum / Kangaroo / Wombat / Rainbow Lorikeet / Jabiru / Cockatoo / Cassowary / Albatross / Turtle / Sea Snake / Shovel Nosed Ray / Epaulette Shark / Reef Shark / Stingray / Barracuda / Maori Wrasse / Lionfish / Clownfish / Nudibranch / Squid / Cuttlefish / Eagle Ray / Fruit Bat

Interesting Animals Eaten

Emu / Kangaroo / Horse / Crocodile / Pigeon / Water Buffalo / Yabbies

Local Beers Sampled

Lasko Zlatorog / Union / Smile / Sokol / Leo / Singha (lion) / Chang (elephant) / Beerlao (tiger head) / Beerlao Dark / Tiger / 333 / Saigon Red / Halida / Huda / Larue / Bgi / Red Beer (bia do) / Festival / Saigon Special / Hoa Vien Pilsener / Hoa Vien Dark / Angkor / Klang / Anchor / Brewerkz Wheat / Brewerkz Golden Ale / Brewerkz Mao Tai Lager / Brewerkz Pilsner / Brewerkz Darkside Lager / Brewerkz IPA / Brewerkz Brown Ale / Brewerkz Oatmeal Stout / Brewerkz Brewberriez / Brewerkz Hopback Ale / Brewerkz Xtra Ipa / Brewerkz Moh Gwai / Coopers Pale Ale / Little Creatures / Coopers Sparkling / James Squire Amber / James Squire IPA / James Squire Pilsener / James Boag / Townsville Bitter / Carlton Mid / Carlton Pure Blonde / Eumundi / Crown / Tooheys New / Tooheys Old (Black Ale) / Cascade Pale Ale / Red Back Wheat / Victoria Bitter / James Squire governer king pale ale / James Squire Golden Ale / Cascade Premium / James Boag Premium / Mountain Goat Hightail Ale (Dark Ale) / Blue Tonge Alcoholic Ginger Beer / Blue Tongue Hunter Ale / Blue Tongue Pilsener / Blue Tongue Lager

Movies to Netflix

  • The Man With The Golden Gun
  • The Beach
  • The Quiet American
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Tomb Raider
  • Two Brothers
  • The Killing Fields
  • Picnic At Hanging Rock
  • Wolf Creek
  • Finding Nemo

Kenny & Galya get Married

Friday, September 16, 2005

Pictures from John's roof after the ceremony


Tuesday, July 26, 2005

My latest web venture - a redesign of Tony Fletcher's iJamming! site. Tony is a music writer (amongst other things) and has written books on the Clash, the Bunnymen, REM, Keith Moon and more. He updates iJamming! on a daily basis, so check it out.

Tour De France

Sunday, July 17, 2005

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Malcolm & Kristina's Wedding in Maine

Thursday, June 30, 2005

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Sunday, May 22, 2005

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Meribel with the McNeills

Friday, April 01, 2005

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