This is a great book. It reads like a thriller. It is at the same time a study of legal theory, territorial and urban history and a multiple cross generational biography. The legal theory concerns the formulation in international law of crimes against humanity and genocide. Both can be committed by states, but are visited … Continue reading Review: East West Street; On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity by Philippe Sands (2016) Assessment 9 out of 10
Catherine’s wedding on Saturday 12 September went wonderfully in the North Norfolk sunshine. On the Sunday after cricket on the beach Anne and I moved to Worthing on the mill stream of the Black Water just before it joins the River Wensum. I did try to swim in the mill stream, but the water level … Continue reading Cycling between churches in Norfolk (1)
We left Luang Prabang by van. Unwisely, I offered to sit in the back of the van and, as the journey continued, felt increasingly travel-sick. It was a good road to avoid cycling on, as road and landscape had been desecrated by China Power damming the river valley. From mid-morning we were back on Bikes … Continue reading South East Asia (mostly) by Bike Part 2 Luang Prabang to Hanoi
Fleeing the Atlantic storms in January and February, Anne and I travelled extensively in SE Asia. Initially, we flew to Chiang Rai in NE Thailand, where we enjoyed a couple of tourist days. We had arranged to meet our friend, Jill, who joined us with two companions during a break in their course on yin … Continue reading South East Asia (mostly) by Bike Part 1 Chiang Rai to Luang Prabang
Angkor Wat is a truly impressive world heritage site. The central temple covers 1.6 sq km, apparently the world’s largest religious shrine. However it is only the most visited place in a sacred landscape, comprising 1,000 temples and shrines, and extending in an archaeological park over 1,000 sq km, some eight times the size of … Continue reading Angkor Wat; Cycling through a Sacred Landscape
A Jersey Heritage pamphlet lists the 12 best known Megalithic Sites in the Island. Société Jersiaise’s website records a cycle route linking 11 sites, which it owns, of which 10 are included on the Heritage pamphlet. The route has been accepted as a European Megalithic Cultural Route. I have been asked to help develop the … Continue reading Megalithic Traces
Exploration between showers in my favourite part of my favourite Island.